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The first female Marine: In 1918, she couldn't vote, but rushed to serve

By PETULA DVORAK | The Washington Post | Published: September 22, 2017
WASHINGTON — The first female Marine?

Not what you may think. Yes, women served as parachute riggers and welders, and eventually became drill sergeants and pilots. But the first woman to join the Marine Corps was the 39-year-old wife of an orchestra conductor.

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