Book/Printed Material Marjory Stoneman Douglas World War I Service Card. Marjory Stoneman Douglas
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- Marjory Stoneman Douglas World War I Service Card.
- Marjory Stoneman Douglas
- Marjory Stoneman Douglas, best known as an environmentalist and author of The River of Grass (1947), served in the United States Navy during World War I, from April 1917 to May 1918. Frank Bryant Stoneman, Marjory's father and editor-in-chief of the Miami Herald, sent his daughter to cover the story of the first woman in the Miami area to enlist in the armed forces during World War I. Douglas was the first to arrive at the recruiting office, and became the very woman she was sent to report on. She later joined the Red Cross and traveled to Europe after the Great War. Upon returning to the United States, she became an accomplished author and a tireless proponent of environmental protection. Marjory Stoneman Douglas died in 1998 at the age of 108. Presented here is Douglas's World War I service card. It indicates that she served for 319 days at the rank of Yeoman 1st Class, after which she was promoted to Chief Yeoman, the rank at which she was discharged.
- United States. Naval Reserve Force Creator.
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- [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 1918-05-21.
- - United States of America--Florida--Miami
- - 1918-05-21
- - Authors
- - Authors, American
- - Douglas, Marjory Stoneman, 1890-1998
- - Recruiting and enlistment
- - United States. Naval Reserve Force
- - United States. Navy
- - World War, 1914-1918
- - Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
- - Original resource extent: 1 card.
- - Original resource at: State Library and Archives of Florida.
- - Content in English.
- - Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.
- 1 online resource.
- World War I
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United States Naval Reserve Force Creator. Marjory Stoneman Douglas World War I Service Card. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, -05-21, 1918] Image. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021668020/.
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United States Naval Reserve Force Creator. (1918) Marjory Stoneman Douglas World War I Service Card. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, -05-21] [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021668020/.
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United States Naval Reserve Force Creator. Marjory Stoneman Douglas World War I Service Card. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, -05-21, 1918] Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021668020/>.