Louise Jean McGrath

"I picked the branch of service I joined...when I was 13 years old, I had a brother who was killed during the second war at Okinawa".


Video Interview

Name:  Louise Jean McGrath (nee Mannino)
Date of Birth:  12/27/31
Branch of Service:  United States Marine Corps
Dates of Service:  March, 1951 to June, 1953
Location of Military Service:  United States

Mrs. McGrath served stateside during the Korean War in the United States Marine Corps.  She enlisted March 19, 1951at 19 years of age.  She went to Paris Island for boot camp training, then to Quantico, Virginia and then to Cherry Point, North Carolina at the Marine Corps Air Station.  She achieved the rank of sergent.