VOA: Female Marine Trailblazer Graduates From Infantry School
CAMP LEJEUNE, NORTH CAROLINA — Marine Pfc. Maria Daume's life story reads as if she came straight from the pages of a superhero comic.
Born in a Siberian prison. Orphaned at age 2. Adopted by Americans at age 4 and raised in New York.
And now, she's just done what many naysayers believed a woman would never do: She's the first female Marine to join the infantry through the traditional entry-level training process, a process made available to women just a half-year earlier.
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WNU Editor: The times are definitely changing.