|WVM ID Number||OH 1058|
|Object Name||Oral History|
|Title||Oral History Interview with Delores Mueller|
|Event||World War II|
|Narrator's Name||Delores Mueller|
|Interviewer's Name||Terry MacDonald|
In this oral history interview, Delores Mueller, née Delemater, a Green Bay, Wisconsin native, discusses her service as a Marine during World War II.
Mueller explains that after she become bored with a job making Army clothing at Green Bay Clothing, she enlisted in the Women's Marine Reserve in 1943. She discusses attending boot camp at Camp Lejeune (North Carolina). Assigned to Camp Elliot (California), Mueller tells of her duties as an ordinance clerk for the 1st Marine Division. She addresses living and eating separately from the men, dances at different Marine bases, and friendships with other female Marines. Mueller reflects that civilians treated female Marines normally but some servicemen thought the women were only in the service to get a man. She states she married a career Navy man and was discharged after becoming pregnant. She touches on her membership in the American Legion, Green Bay Women's Post #539. Mueller describes her four brothers' military service.
|Extent and Medium of Description||
Analog audio recording: 1 audio cassette (approx. 20 minutes)
Transcript: 13 pgs.