Did You Know?
The first mystery guest was Colonel Margaret M. Henderson, USMC. Henderson was born in Cameron, Texas on February 6, 1911. After receiving a degree in business administration from the University of Texas in 1932, she taught in Lubbock, Texas until 1942. In 1943, she enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. Henderson completed Reserve Officer Training and began her career in the military as a second lieutenant. She served from 1943 to 1946 and then temporarily resigned from active duty to teach at Texas Technological College (now Texas Tech University). Henderson taught for two years then returned to the Marine Corps in 1948. Henderson spent most of her career in the Marines, which spanned 21 years, as a teacher and administrator. She reached the pinnacle of her career when she was named the Director of the Women Marines. She served in that position from 1959-1964. Following her retirement, Henderson was an active in Lubbock civic affairs, as a member of the United Fund Planning Council. See more