Former Marine speaks to women’s group

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June 28, 2013 in Buckley Air National Guard Base, Colorado by clevine

Approximately 30 women gathered for the Women's Empowerment Group to hear life stories from a former member of the Marine Corps Women's Reserve June 26 in the Panther Den.

Marge Alexander, who served during World War II, shared accounts of her time in the reserves and answered questions asked by attendees of the event.

Raised on a farm in Iowa, Alexander always wanted to be a cowboy's wife, she said. However, when the creation of the Marine Corps Women's Reserve coincided with her 20th birthday, the age at which women were allowed to join the service, she signed up.

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