Category: Personal Stories

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

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…

High Heeled Boots

High Heeled Boots Leatherneck Magazine Volume 45, Issue 2 Feb 1962 Author:  Clay Barrow   There are several striking differences between the Women Marines’ boot camp and the men’s ONE OF THE most widely circulated football stories relates that once when Knute Rockne’s “Fighting Irish” were trailing, he stayed out of the locker room throughout…

The Women Marines Association 2016- 2018 Board

We are pleased to announce the new Board of Directors for the Women Marines Association (WMA). This is such a rich pool of talent that WMA will be reaching new levels in the next two years. These officers will be install in July in Portland, OR., at the Installation Banquet surrounded with family, friends, WMA Members…

Helen Laukes 1923 – 2016

Helen H. Laukes WMA Past National President Helen H. Laukes, WMA Past National President (1988-1992) was born on December 4, 1923 in Evanston, Illinois to Marie and Anthony Hamen. She passed away on 1 February at Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, IL. Helen worked for Illinois Bell until she enlisted in the United States…