Clayton County

Lt. Parma Lenore Bernhard



First Birthday Reached For Women of Marines

The 325 or more Iowa women who preferred service to their country and a forestry green uniform to civilian life will be among the approximate 12,000 members of the United States marine corps women's reserve observing their first birthday.

None of them had a chance to see the halls of Montezuma or the shores of Tripoli, but each one enlisted has freed a marine for service overseas. Members of the corps serve only within continental United States.

Activities of the following Iowa members of the marines are representative of the service of the corps:


Second Lieutenant Parma L. Bernard, Monona, aerial photographer, now on special assignment in the photographic laboratory in the operations department, Cherry Point, N.C.

Source: The DesMoines Register, February 13, 1944 (photo included)

Parma Lenore Bernhard Tyson was born June 28, 1915 to Willis L. and Russie M. Bernhard. She died Jan. 15, 1985 in King, WA.

Parma served in World War II with the U.S. Marine Corps at Cherry Point, NC.