Happy Birthday, Deborah Sampson!
Happy Birthday, Deborah Sampson!

Born on December 17, 1760, Deborah Sampson was a hero of the American Revolution. For over two years, this patriot disguised herself as a man, leading raids and scouting missions. She even extracted a pistol ball from her own leg after being shot, to avoid detection!

The DAV-backed Deborah Sampson Act—H.R. 3224—addresses inequities and barriers that women veterans face when accessing VA care and benefits. DAV is committed to ensuring the VA supports and honors women veterans with the benefits and services they have earned!

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