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WWII Woman Marine (My Momma!) visits 8th & I

WWII Woman Marine (My Momma!) visits 8th & I

Sgt Grit,

As an old Marine I was ?volunteered? to escort my Mother, Cpl Annette (Schubert) Howards, USMCWR on a pilgrimage to the Museum of the Marine Corps in Quantico to fulfill a part of both of our bucket lists. Responding to a request posted in Sgt Grit?s newsletter, we coordinated a side trip to the Marine Barracks at 8th and I to donate various squadron memorabilia that my Mother had been holding on to for the last 64 years. Mother and Father both served in Air Base Group-Two (ABG-2) at MCAS El Toro and NAS North Island during the WWII. While at the Barracks we had the unbelievable opportunity to meet and greet the ?13th Chesty of the Marine Corps? who was being taken though his paces by his trainer! What a treat for one old and one older Marine! Of course, neither the side trip nor the meeting with Chesty could have happened without the assistance of Cpl Aaron Clark from the Marine Barracks PAO office who graciously took us under his wing, gave us VIP treatment, and even politely smiled at our old sea stories all morning long.

Semper Fi Cpl Clark, and Semper Fi Chesty, where ever you are!

Jeff Howards
Sgt 73-77

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