Opha Mae Johnson

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Opha May Johnson
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Opha May Johnson
Born (1900-02-13)February 13, 1900
Kokomo, Indiana
Died 1976
Washington DC
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Marine Corps
Years of service Enlisted 1918
Rank Private
Unit Marine Corps Reserve

Opha May Johnson (2 Feb 1900 – Jan 1976) [1] was the first woman to enlist in the United States Marine Corps. She joined the Marine Corps Reserve in 1918.

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She became the first woman to enlist in the Marine Corps on August 13, 1918, when she joined the Marine Corps Reserve during World War I. Johnson was the first of 306 women to enlist in the United States Marine Corps Women's Reserve that day.

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