The state Senate in Connecticut has passed a resolution that recognizes women in the Cadet Nurse Corps during World War II as veterans and urges Congress to do the same. Currently, women who served in the United States Cadet Nurse Corps are not recognized as veterans. The Cadet Nurse Corps was a group of women who committed to serving their country during World War II so that there would not be a shortage of nurses at home or abroad. In exchange, the women were eligible for a government subsidy, paying for tuition, books, uniforms and a stipend. The resolution recognizes the women as veterans and urges Congress to make them eligible to receive certain veterans' benefits.
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