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A war reporter, Marguerite Higgins covered WWII, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. In 1951, she became the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting. Higgins was born on this day in 1920 and passed away in 1966.

A war reporter, Marguerite Higgins covered WWII, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. In she became the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting. Higgins was born in 1920 and passed away in (Photo: LIFE)

Her encounters with Old West outlaws later became the stuff of legend and were the subject of an episode of the series Death Valley Days. But her encounters with Billy the Kid remain among her most popular and well-known Western frontier adventures. The Kid spotted Sister Blandina during an attempt to rob a covered wagon and he called off the attack. 'He just tipped his hat and left,' Archbishop Sheehan said. Many of the tales were recorded in letters that the nun wrote to her sister.

'Fastest nun in the West' who stopped Billy the Kid may become a saint

Her encounters with Old West outlaws later became the stuff of legend and were the subject of an episode of the series Death Valley Days. But her encounters with Billy the Kid remain among her most popular and well-known Western frontier adventures. The Kid spotted Sister Blandina during an attempt to rob a covered wagon and he called off the attack. 'He just tipped his hat and left,' Archbishop Sheehan said. Many of the tales were recorded in letters that the nun wrote to her sister.

During the Korean War, more than 50,000 women served at home and abroad. Five hundred Army nurses serve in combat zones. Many Navy nurses serve on hospital ships.

Pentagon makes women in combat rule change official

During the Korean War, more than women served at home and abroad. Five hundred Army nurses serve in combat zones. Many Navy nurses serve on hospital ships.

War and Conflict, World War Two, Far East, pic: circa 1943, American nurses at a New Guinea field hospital show off 'pretties' and nylons received from 'home' (Photo by Paul Popper/Popperfoto/Getty Images)

War and Conflict, World War Two, Far East, pic: circa American nurses at a New Guinea field hospital show off 'pretties' and nylons received from 'home' (Photo by Paul Popper/Popperfoto/Getty Images) ~

civil war ladies' uniform | The 1st and only woman Medal of Honor recipient: A statue in her honor ...

Mary Edwards Walker, one of the nation’s million women veterans, was the only woman to earn the Medal of Honor, for her service during the Civil War.

World War Two - British Empire - The Home Front - The Blitz - Shelters - London - 1940

World War Two - British Empire - The Home Front - The Blitz - Shelters - London - 1940 mum would never stay in a Anderson shelter

Zivia Lubetkin testifying at Adolf Eichmann war crimes trial in Jerusalem. She was a leader in the Polish Jewish Resistance during WWII, and fought in the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.  After the war she lead the rehabilitation of the Holocaust victims and entered Palestine in 1946.

Zivia Lubetkin 1914-1976, Testifying Canvas Print / Canvas Art by Everett

Zivia Lubetkin testifying at Adolf Eichmann war crimes trial in Jerusalem.

Lillian Yonally was a WASP-a Women Airforce Service Pilot during WW II ~

Lillian Yonally was a WASP – a Women Airforce Service Pilot. During WWII, the WASPs flew military aircraft on training flights in the USA to train volunteer male pilots for combat missions.

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Dr. Mary Walker

Mary Walker - Biography - Doctor, Women's Rights Activist, Surgeon, Nurse, Medal of Honor winner

World War II, 15th June 1944, England, Press Information during the D-Day Invasion of France, The list of accredited correspondents are checked by Junior Commander JH Begg (standing) and two WAAF and CWAC Information Room assistants (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

World War II, June England, Press Information during the D-Day Invasion of France, The list of accredited correspondents are checked by Junior Commander JH Begg (standing) and two WAAF and CWAC Information Room assistants.

1974 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography "Burst of Joy" by Slava Veder at Travis Air Force Base, March 17, 1973

1974 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography "Burst of Joy" by Slava Veder at Travis Air Force Base, March 1973 These were the POWS from Viet Nam arriving home from their capitivity during the war.

WAC Audrey Meyers circa 1944.  She served as a medical technician at Halloran General Hospital in New York City from 1944-1945.

WAC Audrey Meyers circa She served as a medical technician at Halloran General Hospital in New York City from Another sign of racial and gender equality that couldn't be taken back when the war ended.

Korean girls present a member of the Chinese People's Volunteer Army with a bouquet of flowers prior to the mass withdrawal of Chinese troops from North Korea.

Browse The Korean War latest photos. View images and find out more about The Korean War at Getty Images.

Girl Standing in Rubble from the Korean Civil War, Carrying a Baby in a Sling on Her Back Premium Photographic Print by Joe Scherschel at http://Art.com

Girl Standing in Rubble from the Korean Civil War, Carrying a Baby in a Sling on Her Back Premium Photographic Print by Joe Scherschel

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