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
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.
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