Category: WWII

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…

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…

WWII Bernice Trotter

Bernice Trotter USMCWR By Tim Stanley Tulsa World After four years, Bernice Trotter had long since come to terms with the fact that her brother was gone. But as she stood there with her parents, watching his flag-draped casket being unloaded from the train, it felt almost like she was losing him all over again.…

Sgt Sylvia Applebaum Levy

Sgt Sylvia Applebaum Levy USMC 1943 -46 By Barbara Steever My mother was from Philadelphia,  stationed in San Diego and then sent to Pearl Harbor where she was in the radio corps.  To my knowledge, she was among the first group of women Marines to arrive there. The  photo below was actually a publicity shot taken when…

Mae Glassbrenner

MAE S. GLASSBRENNER Died: May 04, 2015 Services: Memorial Service, Saturday, July 18th, at 2 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church of Evanston, 1427 Chicago Ave., Evanston, with Dr. David Handley presiding. Private Inurnment, Memorial Park Cemetery Mausoleum, Skokie. Visitation: At Time of Service Mae S. Glassbrenner After a wonderful life, Mae S. Glassbrenner, age 94,…

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…