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McSally fighting to honor women of WWII

Posted at 10:24 PM, Jan 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-12 07:24:27-05

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Arizona Congresswoman Martha McSally is calling out the U.S. Army for what she calls "an egregious violation" of veteran's rights.

The issue concerns women Air Force service pilots of World War II.

In 1977, the women, known as wasps, were finally given the right to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery. McSally says the army quietly rescinded that right last year in 2015.

"That is not the way that we treat our heroes, that is not the way we treat the pioneers who paved the way for military aviators like me, to be able to serve and the way we did, and it needs to be changed tonight," said the Congresswoman.

McSally says the U.S. Senate will consider a similar proposal, which the Congresswoman says has strong bipartisan support.