New book featuring former ACB Life Member Charlotte Owen (Conductor of the WWII Women Marine Band)

Musical Women Marines: The Marine Corps Women's Reserve Band in World War II updated and released in July 2015 is written by by Rita Ellen Stone and Bonnie Smallwood Medin. Features stories of the Women's Reserve Band including their conductor Charlotte Owen, former ACB Life Member.


 From Amazon: "The story of this unusual military band of women musicians reads like a personal memoir. Musical Women Marines is carefully documented from in-person interviews, documents from the historical branch of the United States Marine Corps, letters and tapes from 42 of the 67 band members, news clippings, and reference information from the United States Marine Band, “The President’s Own.” The book includes 26 photos, both personal and professional. The principal writer, Rita Ellen Stone, met the band historian, Bonnie Smallwood Medin, by accident in 1979. Bonnie’s joyous memories, many included in a personal diary, were the inspiration for Musical Women MarinesThe Marine Corps Women’s Reserve Band in World War II."

 The book is available from Amazon in paperback and Kindle editions, the ISBN number is 978-1514690390