Woodbury County

Cpl. Mary L. Courey

 

 

 

Mary Louise Courey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. T. Courey, 1009 Eighth street, has been sworn into the Women’s Reserve of the Marine Corps.  Soon she will enter a Navy training school.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, May 24, 1943

Private first class Mary L. Courey of the Marine Corps women’s reserve is spending a furlough at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. T. Courey, 1009 Eighth street, following completion of a course in aviation mechanics at Norman, Oka.  Private Courey enlisted in the Marines May 13, 1943, and received her boot training at Camp Lejeune, New River, N.C.  She then was transferred to the naval air technical training center at Memphis, Tenn., completing her advanced training at Norman.  At the end of her furlough she will report to the new Marine Corps aviation station in Mojave, Cal., where she will receive corporal rating.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, February 8, 1944 (photo included)

BROTHER AND SISTER REUNITED—S. Sgt. Shaffe Courey of the Army and Cpl. Mary Louise Courey of the Marine Corps met recently for the first time in almost three years at the home of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. T. Courey, 1009 Eighth street.  Sgt. Courey was overseas two years with the 36th infantry division.  He took part in seven major engagements in Africa, Italy, France, Belgium and Germany.  Cpl. Courey was an aviation mechanic at a Marine Corps airbase in Mojave, Cal. Both have been discharged.  Another brother, George, died in a Japanese prison camp in the Philippines.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, October 21, 1945 (photograph included)