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The Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project

MARIE KEVENSKY ORAL HISTORY

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BIOABSTRACT

Marie Kevensky of New York City served in the Marine Corps Women’s Reserve from 1951 to 1954. She also worked for KLM Airlines and for the Department of State Foreign Service.


BIOGRAPHY

Marie Kevensky grew up in New York City. After high school, she did clerical and secretarial work before joining the Marine Corps on 26 January 1951. Kevensky attended boot camp at Parris Island, South Carolina, and then went to Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, where she was a secretary in the motor transport office. She left the Marines on 25 January 1954, and returned to New York.

Kevensky worked briefly for KLM Airlines before accepting a job with the Department of State Foreign Service. She spent three years doing clerical work in embassies and consulates in Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, and Austria. After returning to New York, Kevensky held a number of jobs, including one with the George A. Fuller Construction Company. She later went back to work for KLM Airlines until she retired. She was also a member of the Sea Gals, an organization for women who served in the navy.


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Oral history interview with Marie Kevensky, 1999
Item # WV0113.5.001
From the Marie Kevensky Oral History