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.

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