1918 : Hazel Stimson, First Michigan Woman to Join Marines

September 18, 2023 all-day

On September 18, 1918, Hazel Stimson responded to a pamphlet that invited her to “work side by side with the men of the Marine Corps” and became the first Michigan woman to enlist in the Marines during World War 1. Stimson served 14 months before being honorably discharged with the rank of corporal.


“Mrs. Herbert Fitzgerald Joined the Marines Nearly 50 Years Ago”, Sarasota Herald Tribune, July 28, 1968.

Women Marines in World War I

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