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U.S. Marine Corps chaplain John Monamara of Boston administers the last rites to war correspondent Dickey Chapelle
and brave, Dickey Chapelle spent most of her adult life in a man's world.
She knew how to parachute out of a plane as well as how to fly one, had
adventures in three wars, and was remembered by nearly everyone she ever
In 1962, she won the Overseas Press Club's George Polk Award for the best reporting in any medium, requiring exceptional courage and enterprise abroad. Her proudest achievement was the Distinguished Service Award, presented by the U.S. Marine Corps Combat Correspondents Association. At her memorial service, a representative of the Women's National Press Club said Chapelle was "the kind of reporter all women in journalism openly or secretly aspire to be. She was always where the action was."
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