WMA Life Member Korean Era Veteran
Charlotte Ayers was born and raised in Neillsville, WI. In Oct 1952 she enlisted in the Marine Corps, thereby joining her father serving in the Army, two brothers in the Marines, and another brother in the National Guard. After completing Boot Camp and Clerk-Typist School, Ayers was stationed at the Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, NC where she worked in the Sergeant Major and Adjutant’s offices, which included the S&C Files (Top Secret, Secret, and Confidential Files). She served three years on the Inspector-Instructor Staff, lstEngrBn USMCR, Ft. McHenry, Baltimore MD, and received an honorable discharge in Oct 1957. Ayers married a Marine, raised a family, relocated many times, then made Beaufort, SC their home. In 1981, Ayers joined the Naval Reserve Unit in Savannah, GA. Since the military was not recruiting prior service veterans in those years she enlisted as a Seaman, retiring as a Yeoman Chief Petty Officer in 1996 (which included her active duty years). Her Naval Reserve annual training included assignments that took her to US/European Command, Stuttgart, Germany; NavSupAct, Holy Loch, Scotland; and COMSC Washington DC. She retired in 1998 from Civil Service.
Her medals include the Good Conduct medal, National Defense Ribbon, Naval Meritorious Service Ribbon and Marksman/Rifleman.
Ms Ayers is very talented in her poetry as well.
WMA is very proud to have Charlotte Ayers as a contributing member of our organization.