Annie Oakley Offered to Put Together an All Female Sniper Team (VIDEO)
The lady with ties to Wyoming's Buffalo Bill Cody, Annie Oakley had once offered to put together a team of lady sharp shooters to fight along side men in American wars. No one ever took up Oakley on her offer.
There were a few other women managed to get into combat. One such was Deborah Sampson who spent 17 months disguised as Robert Shurtliff, a male Continental Army soldier who fought in the Revolutionary War.
Women sharp shooters in the military were no introduced until 2015, when the Army Ranger School finally began accepting female applicants. Capt. Kristen Griest and 1st Lt. Shaye Haver made history when they joined 94 of their classmates to become the first two women to graduate..
Today women make up about 15% of the U.S. military. Back in Oakley's time women were not allowed in the military at all.
This video from Today I Found Out tells the life story of Annie Oakley and offers a bit of detail on her offer to form an all female sharp shooting team.