RUTH COWAN #100travelHERS
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Birth: 1901; Salt Lake City, Utah
Death: February 6, 1993; Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia
Occupation: One of the first female accredited war correspondents
Notable journeys: Joined the Associated Press Bureau in London in 1941. Sent to Algiers in 1943 to cover the Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps, hospitals, and other operations in North Africa.
Notable work: Several articles for the Associated Press
“What is the first law of war?” General Patton asked.
“You kill him before he kills you,” Ms. Cowan replied.
“She stays,” General Patton said.