Category: Conflicts

WINIFRED BAER HODGIN

WWII USMCWR By: Jon D, Hodgin  She was born Winifred Baer on a dairy farm near the small town of Callicoon, New York on August 13, 1922.  She graduated high school and then attended Albany State Teacher’s College, where she obtained a degree in education at the age of 19.  She taught high school for…

Marine Corps Women Reserves Camp Lejeune 1944

A Pictorial Yearbook These photos are from the Camp Lejeune Women Marines yearbook from 1944. The book belonged to Margaret Guntle Shelton. Known affectionately as Marge she was a charter member of OR-3. Debra Barker said Marge was well read and didn’t hesitate to give her opinion on issues she felt strongly about. Marge, it…

All In the Family

Generations of Military Service Families carry strong traditions from generation to generation. It may be how they celebrate a holiday. It can be traditional foods from the countries of parents and before. Many celebrate generations of military service. We feature for you here some of those generations with our female Marine families.. From:Cheryl June Auth…

Annette M. Nierenberg Howards, Corporal USMCWR

Submitted by : Jeff Howards Sgt, USMC 1973-1977 Corporal Annette Howards, USMCWR.  She enlisted in 1944 and was discharged in 1946. She was assigned to Air Base Group-2 (ABG-2) first at NAS North Island and then at MCAS El Toro, working in the Tool Crib supporting the mechanics working on F4Us coming back from the…

Martha Juanita Greenway-Guin

Remembering Our WWII Marines By Donald E. Williams I would like you to know about my Aunt who was a US Marine during WWII Martha Juanita Greenway-Guin Born:  1 July 1921, Henderson, Vance County, North Carolina Died: 29 October 2008, Henderson, Vance County, North CarolinaShe went by “Juanita” 1946 – Separated – Martha Juanita Greenway separated from the…

10th INF Battalion ~ Classification Platoon

Women Marines ~ 10th INF Battalion ~ Classification Platoon  Honor ~ Courage ~ Commitment My Story by PFC. Phyllis Silva-Keith (H.D. 1958) October 2017 In the 1940’s, when, Col. Julia Hamblet, USMCR, penned: “Once a Marine…Always a Marine…Then, now and always,” little did I know, all these years later, that I would still be living…

Looking Back – Women Marines: 25th Anniversary

Women Marines: 25th Anniversary reprinted from the Marine Corps Gazette Vol 52 Issue 2 Author:  Pat Meid A time to reminisce but even more to look at a new generation of Women Marines making its own contributions, blazing new trails, and serving with distinction. ALTHOUGH women traditionally tend to be chary and somewhat imprecise when…