Henderson, Margaret Monroe, Col

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1964-1966, HQ Bn, MCRD (Cadre) San Diego, CA
Service Years
1943 - 1966



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Date of Passing
Dec 28, 2004
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Women Marines Association
  2016, Women Marines Association

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Last Known Activity
From January 1964 until her retirement, Colonel Henderson served as Assistant G-1 (Personnel), Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego. She was placed on the retired list with the rank of colonel, the rank she held as Director of Women Marines.
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Col Henderson entered Basic School on 6May43 and graduated on 29Jun43 at MarTrngDet, USNR Midshipmen's School (WR), Northampton, MASS. She was appointed a Cadet in the Marine Corps Women's Reserve, with rank from 1 Jun 1943, appointment dated 1 June 1943.
She was appointed a 2ndLt in the Marine Corps Women's Reserve, Class VI, with rank from 29 June 1943.

On 2 March 1959, she assumed duty as Director of Women Marines, with the rank of colonel. Upon assuming this post, Colonel Henderson became the third Director of Women Marines, succeeding Colonels Katherine A. Towle (1948-53), and Julia E. Hamblet (1953-59). Prior to this, there were three Directors of the Women?s Reserve, Colonels Ruth Cheney Streeter (1943-45), Katherine A. Towle (1945-46), and Julia E. Hamblet (1946-48).

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 Unit Assignments
USMC (United States Marine Corps)HQ Bn, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine DivisionMarine Corps Institute (Staff) Washington DCMCB Camp Lejeune, NC
8th Marine Corps Reserve Recruiting DistrictHeadquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)3rd Recruit Training Bn (Cadre)MCB Camp Pendleton
HQ Bn, MCRD (Cadre) San Diego, CA
  1943-1943, MCWR OCS Mount Holyoke NY
  1943-1944, 9700, H&S Co, HQ Bn, 2nd Marine Division
  1944-1945, Marine Corps Institute (Staff) Washington DC
  1945-1946, 0102, Women Marine Co, H&S Bn
  1946-1948, 8th Marine Corps Reserve Recruiting District
  1948-1949, 0102, Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)
  1949-1950, 3rd Recruit Training Bn (Cadre)
  1950-1953, Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)
  1953-1954, Women Officer's Training Course
  1955-1957, Woman Marine Company, MCB Camp Pendleton
  1957-1964, Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)
  1964-1966, HQ Bn, MCRD (Cadre) San Diego, CA
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 World War II
  1950-1950 Korean War
  1965-1966 Vietnam War
 Colleges Attended
University of Texas at Tyler
  1928-1932, University of Texas at Tyler
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