Calista Wehrli

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Calista Wehrli enlisted in the US Marine Corps Women’s Reserve on her 20th birthday on June 25, 1945. Her father was in the Marines during World War I and her brother James was with the Marines 3rd Division in Guam. Members of the Wehrli family also served in the US Army and US Navy. She was the fifth member of her family—and the first woman—to enlist in military service.