Female Marine Trailblazer Graduates Infantry School

March 24, 2017 06:57 AM
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Marine Private First Class Maria Daume's life story reads as if she came straight from the pages of a superhero comic: born in a Siberian prison, orphaned at age two, adopted by Americans and raised in New York.  And on Thursday - in the middle of Women's History Month - the 19-year-old broke new ground as a female Marine. VOA's Carla Babb spoke with Daume in her first interview since completing special training at the Marine School of Infantry in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.