Maj. Vanessa Marshall has seen the changes in the United States Army firsthand. That’s why she knows there is still a long way to go for women in the armed forces.
“People see my veterans license plate and ask me where my husband served,” she told a Trumbull High assembly on Veterans Day, where she was the keynote speaker. “I get letters from the Veterans Administration addressed to ‘Mr. Vanessa Marshall.’ And when I joined the American Legion, someone asked loudly enough for me to hear, ‘Is she really a veteran?’ He got an earful.”