Army’s first female general, born in Buffalo, dies

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — The United States’ first female Army general, a native of Buffalo, has died.

Anna Mae Hays was born in the Queen City and served during World War II as a front-line nurse. She was stationed in Korea.

Hays achieved the rank of brigadier general in 1970, being promoted from colonel.

Her cause of death was a heart attack. She was 97. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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