Tag Archive | USMCWR

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. […]

First Women Marines

First Women Marines By Ansley Wegner Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History, 2007 Camp Lejeune prides itself as the home of the Montford Point Marines, the Corps’ first black enlistees, and the first large unit of female Marines, known as the Marine Corps Women’s Reserve. The first female Marines, 305 in number, enlisted in […]

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 […]

February 1944 The Grand Rapids Platoon

On February 12, 1944, 29 women left Grand Rapids, Mi to go to Camp Lejuene, NC.  Now over 67 years later Phyllis Savio Barnard Lee is trying to track down who is left from this Michigan Platoon. By Phyllis Savio Lee It was Sunday morning, Dec 7, 1941. My family radio was on and we […]