Women Recruits at Parris Island | History of SC Slide Collection

Women recruits at Parris Island during World War I. The combat unit manpower needs of the Marines, as for all of the services, were so great that women were recruited to take over many of the necessary routine duties on the home front. Women recruits became typists, medical technicians, and clerks in the supply system, freeing men who had held those jobs to go into combat units.

Courtesy of the United States Marine Corps Parris Island Museum.