Important Girl Scout role for Duggan
By Elsa Maxey
Peggy Duggan, a first lady of Sugar Land married to former Mayor Lee Duggan, has fond memories of growing up in Angleton, where she joined the Girl Scouts and did what many consider one of the most patriotic duties of this service group. Duggan was an observer, an enemy aircraft spotter for the United States Air Force during World War II.
She was 12 years at the time, and probably did not realize the significance of her role on the war effort. Her father, E.L. “Jack” Boston, was Brazoria County’s war bond chairman, and probably inspirational about duty to country. Duggan was trained by officers stationed at Ellington Air Force Base for about a month and took a test to earn her wings for shift duty on a tower “one block from home.”
This Memorial Day, remember those who served in the military and others who also served in the name of duty for their country, like Peggy Duggan. A keynote speaker of a 50th Girl Scout anniversary, she wore her wings.