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 September 10, 2010

Armywide News

Nominations sought for Wisconsin Woman Veteran of Year

MADISON, Wis. (Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs Public Affairs Office) — The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) is seeking nominations for the third annual Wisconsin Woman Veteran of the Year Award.

The award will be presented during the Women Veterans Conference being held Oct. 22-24 at Fort McCoy.

As part of WDVA’s ongoing commitment to women veterans, the award recognizes women veterans who have compiled a record of exemplary service as a military servicemember, a veteran, and an outstanding member of the community.

The 2009 award recipient was Marjorie Marshman of Madison, who joined the Service in December 1943 and left in January 1946. Marshman was a Clerk Typist and worked at Cherry Point, North Carolina after attending boot camp at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Marshman left the Marine Corps with the rank of Corporal.

Marshman belongs to the Madison Veterans Firing Squad, American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, Marine Corps League, Madison Veterans Council, Dane County Veterans Service Commission, AMVETS, VA Hospital Volunteer, Pearl Harbor Association and Women in Military Service for American Memorial. She is very active in all the organizations, especially as Chaplain of the Madison Veterans Firing Squad. She presides over the greatest honor of presenting the final recognition of the eulogy and flag presentation to the families for 125 funerals annually.

Nominations will be accepted from any Wisconsin resident, veteran, County Veterans Service Officer or veterans service organization or group. Nominations may be submitted at any time during the year for the annual award. Completed nomination forms for the 2010 award must be received no later than Sept. 30.

Forms must be submitted in writing, with a narrative not to exceed 500 words, explaining why the veteran is being nominated for the award. Those nominations not selected may be retained for future award consideration.

Nomination forms are available online at http://www.dva.state.wi.us/womenvets.asp under form WDVA BO218 or can be mailed to those who call to request it by calling toll-free at 1-800-WIS-VETS (1-800-947-8387) and asking for the Women Veterans Coordinator, Gundel Metz.

To see more information about the award, to include the previous recipient, visit http://www.dva.state.wi.us/womenvets.asp.
For more information on WDVA programs and services visit http://www.dva.state.wi.us.

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