She Served: Women Veterans Are Also a Big Part of Military City, USA

Air Force veteran Mary Tener Davidson Hall was part of the second class to graduate from the Basic Officer Military Course at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. She served as a supply officer at Komaki Air Base in Japan, among other roles and duty stations. She was featured last year on VA’s website as “Veteran of the Day,” but this photo is from the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Library’s Special Collection featuring the Women’s Overseas Service League.

San Antonio, the nation’s seventh-largest city, is home to quite a few U.S. military veterans — more than one in 10 residents alive today in “Military City, USA” have served their country in various capacities, including combat, from World War II until today’s conflicts.