Category: USMC

PFC Brooke L. Jalbert

Molly Marine Awardee Essay Essay by PFC Brooke L. Jalbert PRIVATE FIRST CLASS BROOKE L. JALBERT PLATOON 4028 I was born and raised in Kansas City. My parents raised me and older sister to be confident and independent. We were given the freedom to make our own life decisions. Growing up, my sister was and…

PFC Audrey Huntshorse

Molly Marine Award Recognition Essay Essay by PFC Huntsman “Recruit Huntshorse report to Senior Drill Instructor SSgt Chavez as ordered.” Hearing my name echoed down the squad bay was nothing too out of the ordinary, when I reported in to learn that I had been chosen as platoon 4029’s Molly Marine, was astonishing. I was…

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…

Women Marines Association CA-3 San Francisco Bay Area

CA-3 – Greater San Francisco Bay Area Greetings from the Greater San Francisco Bay Area. In January, CA-3 celebrated the New Year at a meeting hosted by CA-3 members Susan Johnston and Nell Marie Forsey. At the meeting hosted by CA-3 Vice President and Treasurer Kathy Wright in February, we celebrated the Anniversary of 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…

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…

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…