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Monday, January 8, 2018

Michigan woman becomes first black female commander of VFW post

Kimberly A. Napoleon, the first female Commander in the Wallace C. Schultz/Dwight A Mcinney Jr. Post 9931 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars poses for a portrait on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. In her hands, Napoleon, an army veteran of Operation Just Cause, Desert Shield, and Desert Storm, holds the memorial flag presented to her for her husband, Terrill Napoleon. Her husband also served in the army at the DMZ in Korea, where he picked up the bacterial brain infection that he would eventually pass away from in 1995.

SAGINAW, MI -- A national veterans organization that has been around for more than 100 years installed the first black woman commander in Michigan over the weekend.

On Saturday, Dec. 9, at the Wallace C. Schultz/Dwight A. McKinney Jr. Post 9931, Kimberly Napoleon was installed as a commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Bridgeport. Some describe Napoleon's accomplishment as historic and a trailblazer for other women.


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