Meet Norma Gene Strawn Rambow, a character/storyteller in my recent book, "Remembering With The Heart, Stories by America's Finest." I was first introduced to Mrs. Rambow in the year 2014, while volunteering at The Armed Forces Retirement Home, Washington, DC. Norma and I have remained friends. We both share the love of reading and enjoy being a part of "Glenna's Book Club", along with 12 veterans who are also residing at AFRH.
Norma Gene Strawn Rambow joined the United States Marine Corps Women's Reserve on November 15, 1943. She attended Cooks and Baker's School at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, and Norma was assigned to Mess Hall 54 Battalion Area at Camp Lejeune. She served as an Assistant Cook, a Chief Cook, a Wing Sergeant (supervising the Mess Girls) and later a Supply Sergeant.
My friend, Norma Gene Strawn Rambow, will tell you how very much she loves The United States of America. And, it was her love of country and honor that led her to help defend it during World War II.
After serving her country, Norma married, and raised a daughter and a son in Battle Creek, Michigan. While being a mother of school-aged children, Norma became a college student, earned a Bachelor of Science Degree, and later a Master's Degree in Education. For twenty-seven years, Norma educated children in her hometown of Battle Creek, Michigan, and loved every minute of it!
Norma loves the outdoors! Weather permitting, you will often see Norma taking her walks around the campus of The Armed Forces Retirement Home, Washington, DC, and in her backpack will be food for her fine feathered friends.
Glenna C. Orr