Women have been serving in the military alongside men for centuries and the offices of Stars and Stripes are no different in that aspect. As early as 1944, Stars and Stripes employed female reporters. Claire Kerlee reported for the London edition, penning the man-on-the-street column Vox Popoff. She interviewed GIs, their young British brides as well as the female members of the Women’s Army Corps (WAC).
From the archives: Women covering wartime
Covering everything and anything from the visit of the U.S. Secretary of State to the Nazi war-crime trials, Edwards earned her place with ‘the boys’. She would go on to cover the Korean and Vietnam wars for other publications and eventually published a book about female correspondents titled Women of the World: The Great Foreign Correspondents.