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During World War I, Hazel Carter of Douglas, Arizona stowed away on a ship to France to stay with her soldier husband, Corporal John Carter.
When her husband was to be sent overseas, she tried to join the Red Cross so she could be near him, but was not accepted. She wore an Army uniform to conceal her identity. She was discovered and sent home. She died while her husband, John, was still overseas.
- New York Times, 1917.
- Hazel Carter donned an Army uniform. Images of American Political History. National Archives and Records Administration.
- "Tells How She Hid on Army Transport; Mrs. Hazel Carter of Douglas, Ariz., Was Determined to Go to France.", July 17, 1917, p. 6. Retrieved on 2007-12-26. "Soldiers helped her. Red Cross Refused Her. So She Donned Uniform and Boarded Troop Train."
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