• Republicans:221,882
  • Democrats:226,375
  • Others:184,915
  • Total:633,172


Staff Sergeant Carolyn M. Spence

Branch of Service: United States Marine Corps

Years of Military Service: 1943 – 1945, World War II

Specialties: Control Tower Operator

Foreign Countries Where Veteran Was StationedCherry Point, NC

Highlights of Military ServiceI learned to love airplanes and could identify them by the sound of their engines. The pilots would “wag” their airplane wings as they passed the tower to say hello. Out of 2,200 women on the base, only 15 were employed in the tower. I was able to hitch a plane ride with Admiral McFall home to Connecticut for the holidays. He made a special stop in New London, Conn. to get me closer to home. After more than 70 years, I am still good friends with my bunk mate.

Why it is important to vote: “We are the government. We need to vote to make sure our voice is heard.”

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