Updated: June 14, 2021 10:31 PM
Created: June 14, 2021 10:20 PM
The Two Harbors American Legion recognized Marine Corps veteran Alice Iverson for her service in World War II as well as her support for the Two Harbors community.
At today's event, Iverson received a letter from the Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps. The Fourth Marine Aircraft Wing, based in Minneapolis, also presented her with a Commander's Coin from their commanding officer, Lt. Colonel Katherine A. Spicer.
After serving our country in the second World War, Iverson went on to serve the Two Harbors community, creating change that the Lake County Board of Commissioners recognized in a proclamation. Among other services to Two Harbors, Iverson played a role in establishing the town's hospital.
American Legion Post 109 Commander James Latvala helped put together this event to honor Iverson's legacy.
"one of the things about the Marine Corps is we are a tight-knit family, brother and sisterhood, and we cherish our legacy," Commander Latvala said. "So it's very important to us to recognize the Marines who have went before us and created the legacy and heritage that we now have. She's a pioneer."
Iverson joined the Marine Corps in 1943 and is the last living WWII veteran from the Bois Forte Band of Ojibwe. She celebrated her 101st birthday this past April.
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