Bea Arthur, US Marine

Bea Arthur, US Marine   BY: Kali Martin April 12, 2018 Bernice Frankel’s Official Military Personnel File reveals a Golden Girl’s WWII service history. Before she took to Broadway stages and became a beloved Golden Girl, Bernice Frankel, better known today as Bea Arthur, joined thousands of other women paving the way for women in the…

Newton Marine Honored

Newton Marine honored for making handler history 100th anniversary of women in the U.S. Marine Corps celebrated By P.M. Brannock Newton Daily News The United States had a banner year in 1918: An influenza epidemic swept the nation, World War I ended and for the first time since Congress ordered the formation of the United…

Thin Line of Tradition

The Thin Line of Tradition The traditions of the Marine Corps, its history, its flags, its uniforms, its insignia—the Marine Corps way of doing things—make the Corps what it is [and set it distinctively apart from other military organizations and services]. These traditions give the Marine Corps its flavor, and are the reason why the…

Behind the Color: 1941 Victory Red

Behind the Color: Bésame Cosmetics 1941 Victory Red   It’s 6 am and your alarm clock is singing louder than the birds. You slowly open your eyes, groggily getting accustomed to your brightly lit room. You still haven’t quite gotten use to waking up at this hour. Gone are the glamorous parties and dancing the…

WR’s Separation

WR’s Separated  Headquarters Directive Writes End After Nearly Three Years at MCB By PFC. Paul E. Bragdon With few exceptions, all WR’s at MCB will be off this compound by next Wednesday, a bulletin from Marine Corps Headquarters, Washington, revealed this week, in a sweeping move which came as a surprise to most Base observers.…

Back to Civilian Life 1946

Marine Corps Chevron, Volume 5, Number 8, 7 March 1946 Guide to Reconversion: Magazine Offers Practical Advice to WR’s WR’s expecting discharge In the near future may find the following excerpts of special value as a guide to post-service employment. “Job News,” a bulletin prepared by the Jobs and Future Department of “Mademoiselle,” New York…

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…