Spotted Wolf, Minnie, Pvt

Deceased
 
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 Service Details
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Last Rank
Private
Last Primary MOS
3531-Motor Vehicle Operator
Last MOSGroup
Motor Transport
Primary Unit
1943-1947, 3531, 1st Service Co, FMF PAC
Service Years
1943 - 1947

Private

 
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 Last Photo 
 Personal Details 

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Home State
Montana
Montana
Year of Birth
1923
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by CWO2 Philip E. Montroy to remember Marine Pvt Minnie Spotted Wolf.

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Contact Info
Home Town
Heart Butte
Last Address
Montana

Date of Passing
Jan 01, 1988
 
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 


 Unofficial Badges 

US Marines Corps Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal




 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Upon receiving her Honorable Discharge from the WMCR in 1947, Pvt Spotted Wolf entered Northern Montana College and graduated with a B.A. in Education,  In 1952 she married Robert England (taking his last name) and would have four children.  Minnie taught elementary school for 29 years, in both reservation and small rural schools.  She was also known for keeping a horse for riding near where she worked.  Minnie died in Montana in 1988.  She hasa tile of honor inthe Montana Verteran's Memorial.  She was also a devoted member of the Browning American Legion Post# 127.
   
Other Comments:
Minnie was the first Native American woman to serve in the USMC.

Minnie grew up on her parent's small ranch outside Heart Butte, MT.  Her chores as a child included cutting fence posts, operating farm equipment and a two-ton truck. and breaking horses.  She was an avid outdoor's woman.

USMC PR teams published several pictures and stories about her before and during Boot Camp.  Also,  "Calling All Girls" magazine published as four-page comic book -style recounting of Minnie's adventures called "One Little Indian".  Minnie was a full-blooded Blackfoot tribe Native American.
   
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 Unit Assignments
MCB Camp Lejeune, NCUSMC (United States Marine Corps)
  1943-1943, 521, Women's Reserve Training School/Women's Reserve Battalion
  1943-1947, 3531, 1st Service Co, FMF PAC
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1945 World War II
 Colleges Attended
Montana State University-Northern Havre
  1948-1952, Montana State University-Northern Havre
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