This blog is for Communication among Marines and people interested in the Marines. The 10 is for Communications. The Photo above is Marble Mountain, Danang, Vietnam.

Feb 26, 2012

Martha Raye

Remember Martha Raye?

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Hand Salute! A great lady..
"While on a USO show in Vietnam, Martha Raye volunteered to assist a doctor in treating a wounded flyer. When all had been completed, Raye waited until everybody was available and then put on her show. Everyone involved appreciated her as an outstanding trouper and a caring person. During the Vietnam War, she was made an honorary Green Beret because she visited United States Army Special Forces in Vietnam without fanfare, and she helped out when things got bad in Special Forces A-Camps. As a result, she came to be known affectionately by the Green Berets as "Colonel Maggie."

Martha is the only woman buried in the SF (Special Forces) cemetery at Ft Bragg.

Thanks to Marine Bernard Puglisi for submitting.

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