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Women's Army Corps veteran honored at Camp Shelby

World War Two veteran Maybert Titus Polk receives a medal from Rep. Steven Palazzo at the Mississippi Armed Forces Museum Friday. World War Two veteran Maybert Titus Polk receives a medal from Rep. Steven Palazzo at the Mississippi Armed Forces Museum Friday.
CAMP SHELBY, MS (WDAM) -

A veteran of the Women's Army Corps who served in World War Two has been honored by Camp Shelby and Congressman Steven Palazzo.

Maybert Titus Polk received the Women's Army Corps Service Medal, the World War Two Victory Medal and the World War Two Honorable Service Lapel Button at a ceremony at the Mississippi Armed Forces Museum Friday.

She served from 1943 to 1945 and worked in aircraft radio maintenance. Polk is a native of Pennsylvania, but has lived in Jefferson Davis County since the end of the war.

"I feel so honored that I feel like I represent the (Women's Army Corps) and I'm proud of them and I'm proud of myself," said Polk.

"She was one of the pioneers that broke the ceiling, got into a man's world, did extremely successful," said Palazzo. 

Polk was honorably discharged as a corporal from the Army in October of 1945.   

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