In the news: Columnist has more from military women panel

Green Bay Press-Gazette reporter Nathan Phelps had more to say about an on-campus military women panel in a Thursday (March 20) column, adding to his reporting and video on the event from earlier in the month. Log readers will recall the considerable media coverage the panel — and especially 94-year-old WWII vet Betty Strohfus — received after it was presented March 6 in the Christie Theatre. In Thursday’s column, Phelps shares more from Strohfus and other panelists, including reflections on challenges facing women in the military. “You have to work twice as hard to prove yourself as worth as much as some of the guys who come through,” said Navy vet Emily Engelke. “It’s having to prove yourself on every single level of performance. It’s not just the exercise, it’s also getting good grades to prove we’re just as smart as the guys.” You can check out the full column, and a video featuring Strohfus.