Lieutenant Colonel Mercedes O. Cubria, First Cuban Born Female in the U.S. Army

Title

Lieutenant Colonel Mercedes O. Cubria, First Cuban Born Female in the U.S. Army

Description

Lieutenant Colonel Mercedes O. Cubria (1903-1980), a.k.a. La Tia (The Aunt), was the first Cuban-born female officer in the U.S. Army. She served in the Women's Army Corps during World War II, in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, and was recalled into service during the Cuban Missile Crisis. In 1988, she was posthumously inducted into the Military Intelligence Hall of Fame."

Creator

U.S. Army

Date

unknown

Source

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/1/10/Mercedes_Cubria2.JPG/150px-Mercedes_Cubria2.JPG

Relation

Huachuca History Program. Diversity, the MI Tradition. United States Army. Retrieved on March 8, 2013 from https://home.army.mil/huachuca/index.php/about/history

Rights

Source: Elementary Resources for Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month (2008). Getting Involved: Our Families, Our Community, Our Nation. Cirrculum and Instruction, Social Sciences. Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Retrieved on March 8, 2013 from http://alturl.com/nke3i

Publisher

U.S. Army

Contributor

U.S. Army

Format

Medium: Photograph

Language

English

Type

Figures

Identifier

Cuba, Mercedes O. Cubra, Military Service, U.S. Army

Coverage

United States

Files

mercedescubria.jpg

Reference

U.S. Army, Lieutenant Colonel Mercedes O. Cubria, First Cuban Born Female in the U.S. Army, U.S. Army, unknown

Cite As

U.S. Army, “Lieutenant Colonel Mercedes O. Cubria, First Cuban Born Female in the U.S. Army,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed August 12, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/157.