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The Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project

MARGARET HELEN "JUNE" CROWEL PAPERS

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BIOABSTRACT

Margaret “June” Crowel of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, served in the Marine Corps Women’s Reserve from May 1945 to 1979.


BIOGRAPHY

Margaret Helen “June” Crowel grew up in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, and graduated from high school there in 1943. She worked as a riveter in a Fisher Aircraft defense plant until she turned twenty in 1945 and could join the Marine Corps Women’s Reserve.

Crowel attended basic training at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina in 1945. Her first assignment was doing clerical work at Marine Corps Headquarters in Washington, D.C., and she was billeted at Henderson Hall in Arlington, Virginia. Following the war she was retained by the Marine Corps to help process terminal leaves. In 1950, Crowel reenlisted and was transferred to El Toro, California, where she spent three years as the first sergeant of the detachment. From 1953 until 1958, Crowel was stationed at the Marine Corps Base in Quantico, Virginia. She then served as a drill instructor for three years at Parris Island, South Carolina.

From 1961 to 1964, Crowel was stationed in the company office at Camp Lejeune. For the next three years, Crowel was the administrative chief of the battalion office in San Diego, California. In 1967, Crowel returned to Camp Lejeune for another three-year tour. She went back to San Diego from 1970 until 1973, and was later stationed in San Francisco, California. She retired from the Marine Corps as a sergeant while stated at Cherry Point in Havelock, North Carolina.


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Item
June Crowell on car, circa 1946
Item # WV0137.6.007
From the Margaret Helen "June" Crowel Papers
Women Marines in work uniform, 1945
Item # WV0137.6.006
From the Margaret Helen "June" Crowel Papers
Women Marines at work, 1945
Item # WV0137.6.005
From the Margaret Helen "June" Crowel Papers
June Crowell and friend at Camp Lejeune, 1945
Item # WV0137.6.004
From the Margaret Helen "June" Crowel Papers
Three Women Marines at El Toro USMC Base, circa 1951
Item # WV0137.6.001
From the Margaret Helen "June" Crowel Papers
Portrait of June Crowel, circa 1970
Item # WV0137.6.013
From the Margaret Helen "June" Crowel Papers
Women Marines company at Henderson Hall, circa 1946
Item # WV0137.6.003
From the Margaret Helen "June" Crowel Papers
Women Marines marching at Parris Island, circa 1960
Item # WV0137.6.002
From the Margaret Helen "June" Crowel Papers
Henderson Hall basketball team, circa 1945
Item # WV0137.6.012
From the Margaret Helen "June" Crowel Papers
Henderson Hall softball team, circa 1946
Item # WV0137.6.011
From the Margaret Helen "June" Crowel Papers
June Crowel with service flag, 1945
Item # WV0137.6.010
From the Margaret Helen "June" Crowel Papers
U.S. Marine Corps women's bowling team, 1971
Item # WV0137.6.009
From the Margaret Helen "June" Crowel Papers
June Crowel receives an award, circa 1946.
Item # WV0137.6.008
From the Margaret Helen "June" Crowel Papers
Oral history interview with Margaret (June) Crowel, 1999
Item # WV0137.5.001
From the Margaret Helen "June" Crowel Papers