Friday, March 6, 2009

79-year-old woman gets urgent letter from Marine Corps

Opal Blackwell Walker has received a job offer.
The 79-year-old Crestview woman says the Marines has expressed interest.Last Monday, recruiters from New Jersey sent a letter to Walker by Federal Express.
"I had to sign for it. It was sent priority overnight," she said. The letter from the Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Recruiting Command asked Walker if she thought she had the stuff to be a Marine.
"It says ‘Dear Opal, Do you think you have what it takes to be a Marine? Are you prepared for one of the most demanding challenges you will ever face?' " said Walker.
She plans to visit a local recruiting office and say, "Here I am. Where do you want me?"
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