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Bruce Linz

Named Marine Corps Good Conduct Medals to USMCWR and Women Marines

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Here are the medals and ribbons to Master Sergeant Blossom Jean McCall. MSgt McCall initially enlisted in the USMCWR on 07 January 1945 and was discharged on 17 July 1947. She later reenlisted in the Marine Corps on 15 August 1948 and retired on 07 July 1972. MSgt McCall was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal.

 

This is the only named Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, to a Women Marine, I have in my collection.

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Bruce,

 

That is a wonderful looking medal grouping. Nice to see that our Women were recognized as well..

 

I don't ever recall seeing a named GCM to a Woman Marine, Soldier or Sailor...

 

Leigh


"Pain is only Weakness Leaving the Body"

MSG Leigh E Smith Jr
US Army (Retired)

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Here is the Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal with "Second Award" Bar to Roberta Jane (nee Fisk) Mayo. She married Auldin Troy Mayo on 20 September 1947 in Arlington, Virginia. The USMC muster rolls show her being awarded a GCM on 30 October 1947. The muster rolls for January 1948 show her named officially changed to Mayo on 15 January.

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Front view of Mayo's GCM with bar.

This is only the seventh example of a Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal awarded to a Woman Marine.

 

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