Women Marines commemorate 100th Anniversary
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.