Daughter of Rosie the Riveter carries on can-do attitude

05/9/2013 | Houston Community Newspapers

The World War II "Rosie the Riviter" campaign was modeled after Vickie Croston's mother, Rose Monroe, who moved her children from Kentucky to Michigan so that she could get a job at an aircraft factory. Monroe finally earned her pilot's license in the 1970s, and Croston later followed in her footsteps. "Whatever my mom did, she did well, and I want to be the same way," said Croston, who now does most of her flying for nonprofit agencies such as Challenge Air, which provides flying experiences to special-needs children.

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