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WWII Camp Lejeune Training

Marine Corps Women Reserves Training Camp Lejeune FREE A MARINE TO FIGHT: Women Marines in World War II by Colonel Mary V Stremlow, USMCR (Ret)   Planners originally thought to use existing Navy resources and facilities for all MCWR recruiting and training, but Marines soon saw the advantage of having their own schools. It wasn’t […]

Discipline of WR’s in the 40’s

FREE A MARINE TO FIGHT: Women Marines in World War II by Colonel Mary V Stremlow, USMCR (Ret)   Discipline of WR’s in the 40’s As early as November 1942, Headquarters wisely considered a disciplinary plan for the Women’s Reserve. The other services were no help since the WAACs still served with the Army but […]

The Face of Veteran Homelessness

The Face of Veteran Homelessness

By Jamie DePaola It’s not easy for anyone to look in the mirror and proclaim, “I’m ignorant!”  Recently, I have discovered that’s exactly how I have been with regard to the homeless; in particular, homeless veterans. This newsflash to my own face, came about after welcoming a sister Marine to my Area and learning about […]

Lela Leibrand (1891-1977) US Marine Corps

Lela Leibrand (1891-1977) US Marine Corps

Lela Leibrand (1891-1977) US Marine Corps By: Tracy Crow In 1977, the same year World War I Marine Corps veteran Lela Leibrand, perhaps better known as the mother of dancer and actress Ginger Rogers, was buried, I joined the Marines and began a career in public affairs, writing press releases for civilian media and articles […]