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Sunday, March 26, 2006

Marines try to recruit 78-year-old woman

Marines try to recruit 78-year-old woman
Saturday, March 25, 2006 04:28:27 AM


Sonia Goldstein was flattered by the nice recruiting letter asking her to consider becoming one of "the few, the proud." But at age 78, she believes she's just a little old to enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps.
"I couldn't believe it," Goldstein told KCAL-TV on Friday. "My girls were sitting here ... we were in hysterics, we laughed so hard."
The letter told her the corps could use her unique language skills, but also warned that life as a Marine would test her physical and mental abilities "beyond anything you've ever known."
"There I am with my walker. I can't maneuver from here to there without it," said Goldstein, who added that her only language is English.
"I'll do whatever I could for this wonderful country we live in," she said. "But you know, this is kind of stretching it a bit."
The Marines ordinarily recruit people 18 to 27, said Maj. Joseph Kloppel, a corps spokesman. He said the letter must have been sent by mistake."Seventy-eight is obviously too old," Kloppel added.
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4 Comments:

At March 26, 2006 11:42 PM, Blogger Patrick Joubert Conlon said...

Just perfect. LOL! And Josephine Baker was an interesting woman. Of course she was not black - high yella more like it.

 
At March 27, 2006 5:27 AM, Blogger Patty said...

I thought it was kinda cute. I had my feelings hurt tho they didn't ask me I am only using a cane these days lol.
Yeppers very yella much lighter than my grand kids. Rainbow tribe I wonder if that is where Jesse Jackson stole his catch phrase from?

 
At March 27, 2006 1:01 PM, Blogger Patrick Joubert Conlon said...

Maybe Jackson did. Baker was way ahead of her time.

 
At March 27, 2006 1:21 PM, Blogger Patty said...

Something tells me her heart had pure intentions. However I have major doubts about Jackson and his rainbow coalition shaking down corporations. (That just don't seem pure of heart.)
I do however wonder why I can find all of these wonderful women of color that should have been showcased last month and the Africian American/Blacks couldn't or wouldn't. At least it didn't happen here....

 

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