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Women’s stories are ‘fabric of nation’s history’

By Joycelyn Biggs | Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany | March 27, 2015

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“Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives” is the theme for Women’s History Month this year, according to the National Women’s History Project website, www.nwhp.org. The organization states this theme suggests women’s stories should be “weaved into the essential fabric of our nation’s history.”

Many distinguished women’s stories are told or weaved into the nation’s fabric, during this month for notable accomplishments. The stories of First Lady Michelle Obama, former United States Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Oprah Winfrey, media proprietor, are just a few.

Here at Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, the story of Fran Quinn, health benefits adviser, Naval Branch Health Clinic, Albany, is also woven into that fabric. Her legacy spans more than 55 years of health care service to active-duty and retired service men and women.

Quinn explained her career in the health field was accidental. She confessed to no plans to enter into health care, but once she got into it, she said she fell in love with her job.

“I just love people,” she said. “Performing a service and seeing people leave your office happy is why I do what I do.”

Although she has performed health care services for more than half a century, she has no plans to retire in the near future.

“I don’t know what I would do all day,” Quinn said.

“I figure if I slow down, I might fall over and die,” she joked.


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