Kay Walsh had the right stuff
This gal was no cream puff
One of the first female Marines,
From ‘41 to ’43 she served the WWII scene
Performed her patriotic duty
Helped keep our country free
While she wasn’t required to shoot
She folded many a parachute
After the war, Kay and her husband Don
Spent the many years they’d won
For themselves and family
Serving their community
Then one day when Kay was 92
Her loving Don, forever true,
Surprised her with a treat
At DeLand Airport they went to meet
A pilot who took her along a high route
Then let her jump out of the plane in a parachute
Had she folded one just like it so long ago?
Kay thought so!
Don Walsh, a WWII Army vet, only watched Kay’s jump. He and Kay currently live at
Brookdale Orange City. She is 95 now. Don is president of the Resident Council and
plays the organ for relaxation. They told their story at a BDOC event recognizing female war veterans.
Virginia L. Wylie