June (Hengstler) Warsham

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U.S. Marine Corps

Name: June Warsham (Hengstler)

Place of Birth: Pittsburg, Pennsylvania

Personal History: Southside High School; Secretarial School; worked for Civil Service (War Department); raised by grandparents; family of german descendant raised on the SS of Pittsburgh; married; 3 boys and 3 girls

Place of Recruitment: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (20 years old)

Branch of Service: U.S. Marine Corps - April 1944 – March 1946; U.S. Marine Reserves

Class: Corporal

Military Occupation: Clerk Typist, 1st Service Company Headquarter

Service History, Stateside or Abroad: 1944 – Basic training at Camp Le June, North Carolina for 6 weeks. It was fun. We did our drills and obstacle courses. We did not touch any weapons, but observed the demonstration of them. I went to work in the top sergeant's office as Camp Le June. In addition to typing, I did dictations. Also, I was required to pull KP duties, walk guard duty, 24 hour watch duty (any emergency you had to call the Red Cross). I was discharged in 1946. After I was discharged, women Marines started training and education as Hunter College. I loved being in the military. If I had to do it over again, I will go back.

Honors & Commendations: Good Conduct Medal

Present Location: Carrollton, Texas. I am now a resident of the Corinthian, Carrollton (Assisted Living). My son and daughter live in Carrollton.