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Band leader spends 40 years in Army

Pace joined Women’s Army Corps in 1972, plans to serve until 2015

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Posted: Saturday, August 25, 2012 4:30 am | Updated: 11:03 am, Tue Aug 28, 2012.

FORT HOOD — At 18, Jeanne Pace decided to take advantage of the GI Bill and enlist in the Women’s Army Corps in 1972 as a clarinet player.

Four decades later, the commander for the 1st Cavalry Division Band is the longest-serving female in the Army and hopes to continue serving the country through music until her mandatory retirement date of Aug. 31, 2015.

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