PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — When America joined the Second World War, Alice Fellows was there. Alice joined the U.S. Marines, and became part of the USMC-WR, the Marine Corps Women’s Reserve.
On Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, about 75 years later, Alice is celebrating her 100th birthday.
Alice worked for the Women’s Reserve in Washington, D.C. during the war, doing an unhappy but necessary job. She processed survivor benefits for families of Marines who had been killed in action.
In 2016, Alice joined NEWS CENTER for our first annual Honor Flight Maine telethon.
Last year, Alice traveled again to Washington with Honor Flight Maine, to visit the World War Two memorial and other monuments to America’s servicemen and women.
A month later, she helped out at the NEWS CENTER Honor Flight telethon, where she talked with Chris Facchini about her service, and what the Honor Flight experience meant to her.