12 Mar '18, 7am

woman for Marine Corps Women’s Reserve dies at 95” https://t.co/5nKLgi08rr

The Marine Corps has bid farewell to a woman who was the face of the service’s recruiting efforts during World War II. Veronica Byrnes Bradley, 95, died Feb. 28 in New Milford, Conn. She was a corporal in the Marine Corps Women’s Reserve and was featured on recruiting posters throughout the conflict. “We’d like to thank Cpl. Veronica Byrnes Bradley for her incredible service to the Marine Corps, and the proud history she helped imbue into generations of Marines,” Marine Corps spokeswoman Capt. Sarah Burns said in a statement issued Friday. Bradley had received the World War II Victory Medal and the Connecticut Wartime Service Medal, according to a Feb. 28 tweet by Connecticut Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman. “Connecticut is grateful for her service during WWII & for setting the stage for women to serve in the military,” she wrote. In 1942, a then-19-year-old Bradley joined the Marine...

Full article: https://www.stripes.com/news/poster-woman-for-marine-corp...

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