Category: Personal Stories

Serving one’s country means something different to each of us.

Kay Reeb – WMA National Chaplain

Kay Reeb has served as the Senior Naval Science Instructor of the NavyJunior Reserve Officer Training Corps at Curtis High School in Staten Island, NY since 2015.She graduated from South Dakota State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and aMaster of Education in Guidance and Counseling and then earned a Master of Divinity…

Dorothy Schmidt Cole, oldest living Marine, dies at 107

BY THÉODEN JANES JANUARY 13, 2021 05:33 PM, UPDATED JANUARY 14, 2021 02:34 P Dorothy “Dot” Cole, who enlisted as one of the earliest female Marine reservists in response to the 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor and was widely celebrated around her birthday in September as the country’s oldest living Marine, died of a heart attack…

Elizabeth Redfern Newberg USMCWR

Mrs Newburg is celebrating her 100th birthday and her family is requesting cards. Please join the Women Marines Association in wishing her a VERY happy 100th Birthday and thank her for her service. Elizabeth Redfern was born in Titus County shortly after the First World War. The family later moved to Marshall, where she attended…

Overcoming Brand Stereotypes as a Female Veteran

By Tralene Hunston Women have been serving in the U.S. military for more than a century. As the years have passed, female service members’ roles, conflicts and responsibilities have shifted, ultimately progressing opportunities for the female service member. Today, female veterans make up 10% of the veteran population. However, while the female veterans’ population and the opportunities…

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…