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US soldier, first woman to pass Ranger School, on Ruth Bader Ginsburg

  • One of the first women to complete the US Army’s Ranger School had the distinct honor of leading Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s lying in state procession at the US Capitol.
  • “I am a huge fan of really strong leaders, and I think that Justice Ginsburg was able to champion a lot of things,” US Army Capt. Shaye Haver, a company commander of 1st Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, told Insider.
  • Ginsburg’s lying in state was Haver’s first official procession.
  • The parallels between Ginsburg and Haver’s career accomplishments were not lost on observers.
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One of the first women to complete the US Army’s Ranger School had the distinct honor of leading Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s lying in state procession at the US Capitol in late September, a ceremony the soldier described as humbling because of its significance.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s memorial marks a historic moment for women

Errin Haines, The 19th
Published 4:00 a.m. CT Sept. 30, 2020

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This story was published in partnership with The 19th, a nonprofit, nonpartisan newsroom reporting on gender, politics and policy.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a historic trailblazer, marked history one more time: On Friday, the late Supreme Court justice became the first woman and Jewish person to lie in state in the United States Capitol, an honor reserved for members of Congress, U.S. presidents or leaders of the military. She is only the second justice to be honored in this way; the other was William Taft, who was chief justice as well as president. 

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Ginsburg’s legacy of inspiring generations of women — many represented among the mourners who stood before her flag-draped casket — was on full display in the Capitol’s Statuary Hall, where centuries of the

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