Harriet Mae Anderson Maselie

Marine Corp Badge
  • Name: Harriet Mae Maselie (Anderson)
  • Location of Birth: Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: May 23, 1924
  • Date of Death: March 20, 2012
  • Parents: Albert W. Anderson & Linnea (Hanson) Anderson
  • High School and Class: 1941 Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
  • College:
  • Highest Rank: 1st SGT (1st Sergeant)
  • Branch: Marine Corp
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  • Date Sworn In: 1945
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  • Date of Discharge:
  • Place of Discharge:
  • Units and Locations:
    Start Date End Date Unit(s) and Location(s) Served
    February 1945 March 1945 Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
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  • Military Highlights:
    Newspaper article - Feb 1945 – Harriet Mae Anderson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Anderson, who live on Route One, has been assigned to Camp Lejeune, N.C., for training. She joined the Women’s Army Corps while she was working in Detroit, Mich., and came home to spend several weeks with her parents, remaining with them until she was called to service recently.

    Newspaper article: Bovey Press, Bovey, Minnesota - Mar 1945 – Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 23 – Marine Private Harriet Mae Anderson, daughter of Mrs. Linnea Anderson, Rt. No. 2, Bovey has completed the six-week “boot” training in the Recruit Depot of the Women’s Reserve Schools at this Marine camp. The course includes such subjects as military courtesy, Marine Corps history, close-order drill, chemical warfare, map reading, and other subjects pertinent to the carrying out of future assignments in the Marine Corps. The woman Marine has been assigned to duty with the Women’s Reserve Battalion at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

    Newspaper article - Itasca Iron News, Coleraine, Minnesota - Aug 1945 – “Dear Mrs. Hess: The weather down here is hot as heck, it was 101 the other day. I’ve had a heck of a time – our shop has been working 13 hours practically every day. When the kids see me at night now they ask me if I have skipped work or are we actually getting a night off. We had a hurricane last Monday. Was that ever a God-send. We got secured from work early. Everyone prayed Engine Overhaul would blow away and it would have, only the worst part of the storm missed us. Oh well, better luck next time. Love Harriet.”

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Harriet Anderson was employed in Detroit, Michigan after her graduation from Greenway High School. Harriet remained active in the Marine Corps Reserves after she was discharged.

    Harriet Maselie died in Bloomington, Minnesota and is buried in Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minnesota (Section 30, Site 428).

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