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Marion Crandell

The first American woman to die in World War I was an 1889 graduate of Omaha High School. While serving in a support role for American and French troops on the Western Front, Marion Crandell was killed during a German bombardment in the spring of 1918. Crandell’s story went largely unnoticed until a history student at her alma mater, Omaha's Central High School, brought her story to light.

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