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After Repairing Ship Radios As A Marine, She Finally Got What She Wanted…

She joined the Corps during WWII. When asked why she joined the Marines, her response was, “because it's the toughest.”

Female Marines back then made it possible for more male Marines to go to the front lines. This Honoree at the Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Ball was stationed in San Francisco after boot camp where she learned to repair radios for ships. Before the war was out, she had risen to the rank of corporal. At 94 years of age, this Marine's love for the Corps is evident. It was her dream to attend the ball before she died. Yup! She's a Marine through and through. Semper Fi, sister. Ooorah!

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Dan Doyle is a husband, father, grandfather, Vietnam veteran, and retired professor of Humanities at Seattle University. He taught 13 years at the high school level and 22 years at the university level. He spends his time now babysitting his granddaughter. He is a poet and a blogger as well. Dan holds an AA degree in English Literature, a BA in Comparative Literature, and an MA in Theology, and writes regularly for The Veterans Site blog.