A YEAR AGO, when the Marine Corps Women's Reserve was still a project unrevealed to the general public and hardly a subject for serious consideration (except apprehension) for any but a few in the Marine Corps, the slogan, "Free a Marine to Fight," was merely a matter of words. No one doubted that women could adequately perform office duties in procurement offices and at Headquarters. The Marinettes did this in the last war. But more active duties-men's work-were a different matter.
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