Remember COL Martha Raye - RIP 10/19/1994

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the Troll
Verified SOF
Jan 1, 2007
Not far from the south of Canada, 'Murica!
SOF Mentor
Here is why I chose to include her in the Fallen Special Operators section

President Lyndon Johnson awarded her an Honorable Green Beret and the Rank of LTC. The men of Special Forces treated her as "one of our own" and as a LTC. She also received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. She is buried at Ft. Bragg, NC on the Main Post Cemetary, in the SF section, with full SF honors, and her rank.

We need more public figures like COL Maggie, I don't think we'll find them today.

De Oppresso Liber, Colonel Maggie, and Thank You, for everything you did.
Minus the fame (cuz I ain't talented like that), Colonel Maggie was what I always wanted to be. She is my role model. I only wish I could live up to her.
Met her many years ago along with Dick Meadows and Bud Sydnor. She was an absolute class act, a true patriot and a stalwart supporter of the entire military, especially SF.

Definitely one of a kind.

Godspeed Maggie.
My chapter of the 82nd Airborne Assoc in Monterey held a Maggie's Drop-in Day every year. Up until she died, LTC Maggie attended all of them. There are almost as many pics of her in the American Legion hall (actually in Marina, CA) as there are of MoH and DSC recipients on the walls there. It was an "All Airborne" chapter, so we welcomed paratroopers from all units and services. But, LTC Maggie would show long as she could.

RB and I drove Pardus by the cemetary Friday, and I told him the story.

RIP ma'am. And, thank you!
Colonel Jim Beard and I used to drive Maggie's Jeep in the All Airborne Parade in Marina each year. Maggie, I'll miss you!