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Local veterans respond to women in combat decision

As a Navy Reserve pilot, Lucy Young flew a transport plane during Operation Desert Storm in the Middle East in the 1990s and another plane used for training and readiness during active duty after Vietnam.

On Wednesday, Young, now an airline pilot who lives part-time in Falmouth, hailed the news that Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta will lift the military’s ban on women serving in certain combat roles, calling it an advance that began with one of Panetta’s predecessors.

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