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Remembering Brig. Gen. Margaret A. Brewer

January 16, 2013 by  
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Brig. Gen. Margaret A. Brewer, the first woman to be promoted to brigadier general in the Marine Corps, passed away Jan. 2.

Brewer cleared the way for future female Marines throughout her career, said Gen. James F. Amos, commandant of the Marine Corps.

“Throughout her three decades of service to our Corps and country, she truly led from the front and helped the Marine Corps integrate women more fully into the force,” Amos said.

In a June 7, 1980, article in the Owosso, Mich,, newspaper The Argus-Press, Brewer said she “never considered any other service … my mother insists I was singing the Marine’s Hymn when I was only five years old.”

Brewer’s desire to be a Marine was reaffirmed by a stirring speech heard while still in high school. Her mother, Anne Brewer, took her to hear a speech from the Marines who raised the flag on Iwo Jima…”

(Read the entire story at Marines.Mil)

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