Voices from the Front
Major Margaret Miller Weitzel graduated from Carrollton High School in 1984 with a scholarship in classical voice at West Georgia College. Her course of study was interesting and she met talented musicians but after getting a job at the Maple Street Mansion she had a difficult time making early classes and was in jeopardy of losing her scholarship.
Major Margaret Weitzel joined the Marines in 1984 at the age of 18. She arrived in Iraq last month for a 13-month tour and wrote an article describing her mission there. She shared the story with Jeff Rooks, lecturer in business administration, and the campus community. The article was published in Newsweek this month.
One day she met a Marine Corps recruiter at the Mansion-very squared away and articulate-who told her what the Marine Corps could do for her.
Weitzel is serving the first month of a 13-month tour with the 1st Marine Logistics Group in Taqaddum, Iraq, which is located just west of Fallujah. Life there is a 15-hour workday and a mission to provide supplies to fellow soldiers.
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