Women Marines in the Korean War Era

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This is the story of that small band of women who wore U.S. Marine uniforms during the Korean War. These women are a lost generation of women Marines who stepped into the breach between two wars and preserved the opportunity to be a Marine for those who were as yet unborn. They were, in fact, a thin green line--and they stood fast, just like Marines are taught to do.

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Soderbergh (education, Louisiana State U.) served as a platoon commander in Korea and resigned from the US Marine Corps as a captain in 1958. He depicts the earliest women reservists (WRs) as pioneers and reveals the motivations which prompted them to join the service. Some 80 WRs who served between 1948-1955 reminisce about boot camp, mobilization, and why they joined the reserves. Soderbergh discusses attitudes about the women marines and the media's minimal coverage of their contributions. Includes numerous b&w photos. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275948276
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/1994
  • Pages: 214
  • Lexile: 1150L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

PETER A. SODERBERGH is Professor of Education at Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge.

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Table of Contents

1 The Girls of Summer 1
2 Goodbye to All That? 9
3 The Thin Green Line 21
4 Storm over Asia 43
5 The Way They Were 69
6 In the Wake of War 99
7 Of Time and Tides 125
8 L'Envoi 147
References 155
Index 165
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