Women Marines com­mem­o­rate 100th An­niver­sary

The Phoenix - - COMMUNITY - —Sub­mit­ted by Pam Kubczak

Sev­eral mem­bers of the lo­cal chap­ter of the Women Marines As­so­ci­a­tion, PA-2, re­cently at­tended a con­ven­tion in Wash­ing­ton, D.C., to com­mem­o­rate the an­niver­sary of the Women Marines. On Au­gust 13, 1918 Ophra Mae John­son of Kokomo In­di­ana was the first woman to join the Ma­rine Corps. There were an es­ti­mated 700 former, re­tired, and ac­tive duty Women Marines from all over the United States at­tend­ing the five-day event. There were work­shops and sight­see­ing trips. Guest speaker at the open­ing ban­quet was the Com­man­dant of the Ma­rine Corps, Lieu­tenant Gen­eral Robert B. Neller. Any Woman Ma­rine who lives in the south­east­ern Penn­syl­va­nia area is en­cour­aged to email PA2@wom­en­marines.org for more in­for­ma­tion.


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