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Ellen M. Leidy

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Ellen M. Leidy

Service to her country did not stop when she received her discharge papers. Ellen is an inspiration to all around her and is a role model for young and old alike. She is a life member of the Marine Corps League where she has held numerous positions and is the Junior-Vice Commandant for the Department of Ohio, past Commandant of Chesty Puller Detachment. She is a life member of the Women Marines Association and currently the President of OH-2. She is a Cub Scout, Girl Scout and Boy Scout Leader and a Senior Instructor for the Chesty Puller Young Marines. Ellen serves on the Governor's Advisory Committee for Women Veterans. She donates countless hours of her time and money in support of veterans' group programs and initiatives as well as worthy causes in her community. She participates in funerals, Toys for Tots, and Angel of Yarn that donates yarn and knits hats and blankets for the homeless, shut-ins and neonatal patients. Ellen also assembles and sends care packages to service members serving in Iraq.