Elizabeth Whitbeck, early Marine Corps veteran, dies at 98

NOVEMBER 11, 2019 ERIC ROPER – THE STAR TRIBUNE Female uniforms weren’t yet available when Liz Whitbeck enlisted in the newly formed Marine Corps Women’s Reserve in 1943. But she joined enthusiastically, a trait she carried forward later in life as she made her mark on many Minneapolis civic institutions. Whitbeck, a veteran who became known…

Marie’s 90th

Originally posted on Tillman Gilson:
August has been an interesting month to say the least, but instead of discussing politics this week, I’m celebrating the 90th birthday of my mother, Marie. She was definitely ahead of her time – she was a journalist, teacher, and librarian as well as my mother. The most unusual thing…

Women Marines Association Birthday Message

244th Marine Corps Birthday This time of year, all Marines no matter where we are around the globe take this opportunity to stop and celebrate the unique history of our Corps. Whether we are still serving on active duty or we are Veteran Marines, we continue to reach out to renew the ties that bind…

Women Reserves Monument

​ Women Reserves Monument – Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego The Women Marines Association, CA-2 San Diego County is on a mission. It is only with your help that they can bring this monument into reality. They are providing a memorial monument to honor the World War II Women Reserves on Marine Corps Recruit…

PFC Brooke L. Jalbert

Molly Marine Awardee Essay Essay by PFC Brooke L. Jalbert PRIVATE FIRST CLASS BROOKE L. JALBERT PLATOON 4028 I was born and raised in Kansas City. My parents raised me and older sister to be confident and independent. We were given the freedom to make our own life decisions. Growing up, my sister was and…

PFC Audrey Huntshorse

Molly Marine Award Recognition Essay Essay by PFC Huntsman “Recruit Huntshorse report to Senior Drill Instructor SSgt Chavez as ordered.” Hearing my name echoed down the squad bay was nothing too out of the ordinary, when I reported in to learn that I had been chosen as platoon 4029’s Molly Marine, was astonishing. I was…

Women Marines Association GA-1 Dogwood Chapter

WMA GA-1 – Dogwood of Atlanta Great news, the Georgia Dogwood Chapter of Atlanta (GA-1) is back!! Our chapter has been re-established through the ongoing efforts of our women Marines in the greater Atlanta-area. Our chapter was first organized in December of 1971 and was active for many years. Unfortunately, attendance declined because of logistical…

WMA Orange County Marines

WMA Orange County CA Members-At-Large Orange County CA Members-At-Large Guess who made her first impromptu meeting with the first WMA Chapter she ever belonged to? Yup! President Rhonda LeBrescu-Amtower celebrated our 76th Anniversary with some of CA-5’s remaining members…from the left: Rhonda; Patricia Singer; Sonia Gryske; Eileen Sampson; Ellie Fox; Valorie Lephart; Cheryl Garbett; and…