Category: Conflicts

Lakota Woman Warrior

Lakota Woman Warrior By: Brenda White Bull “‘Lakota Woman Warrior,’ a title I hold to the highest standards. As I look in the mirror, I give myself permission to feel very proud. I not only see my own image, but I see glimpses of my ancestors’ blood running through my veins. I come from a…

June Eleanor Harris

June Eleanor Harris A Tribute to the Founder of the Texas Gulf Coast Chapter of Women Marines Association By: Marti Raney June Harris, WWII veteran from 1943 – 1945 and lifetime member #16 of the WMA, was transferred to her final duty station on October 16, 2014 at the ever young age of 93. She…

Noteworthy Women Marines

Did you know? By Nancy Wilt   Did you know that two women Marines had been held as prisoners of the Japanese prior to United States declaring war on Japan? Charlotte Day Gower was the Dean of Women at Lingnan University in Hong Kong, China during the initial Japanese attack on the city. Charlotte has…

Tawanda “Tee” Hanible

A Marine Way of Life It was after a successful tour on recruiting that GySgt Tee Hanible found her calling of working with and empowering youth. Shortly after receiving orders to transfer to Quantico, Virginia she founded the organization Operation Heroes Connect, an organization that partners service members and veterans as full time mentors for at-risk…

The Female Veteran

The Female Veteran Unique Service and Needs By Micaila Britto As you walk down the streets of your town every day, you see her there – a woman who might be attired as a business manager, health care worker, or any number of other skilled professionals. You think that she probably is someone’s mother, daughter, sister,…

PTSD

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder: More Than Just Anxiety By Micaila Britto You hear a noise, which takes you back to a time and place you would prefer to forget. Or you have been in a horrific accident or witnessed one, and the memory will not go away. You have been involved some way in a bombing, which…

Paula Sarlls Honored

Paula Sarlls Civilian Marksmanship Award Winner The very last Civilian Marksmanship Award was presented on February 22, 2014 to American Legion Post 1992 member Paula Sarlls.  The ceremony was conducted by Congressman Mike Coffman, USMC (R) and a luncheon held afterwards at the Red Lion hotel (who graciously provided a beautiful cake for the luncheon!).   Shown in…

Eugenia Lejeune ~ Marine and Archivist

Eugenia Lejeune Marine and Archivist By Sabrina Messenger When one “googles’ for information on Eugenia Lejeune, Major, USMCR, most of what one finds defaults back to her illustrious father, General John Archer Lejeune.  I have a feel she would’ve wanted it that way. I’m of the impression that Eugenia was perfectly happy not being in…

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage

 Celebrating Hispanic Heritage  By Sabrina Messenger    In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month which is observed each year from September 15 through October 15, I will be offering several in-depth interviews from some of our members of WMA who are of Hispanic/Latina descent. But first a bit of background information on Hispanics in the United…