My family has had someone serving- almost continuously, if not continuously- in the armed forces from WWI to the present day. We have equal amounts Army and USMC vets. (And one, lone Air Force guy that we don’t talk about much…j/k).
My mother really did wear combat boots as a WM (Woman Marine), though obviously in her day, Infantry was not an MOS open to her cohort. This article is short, only intended to scratch the surface of this topic, but it got me to read and follow this blogger, who will hopefully post some other gems that I can share/reflect on. (He also shares some other military-related blogs that he thinks are underrated in this same post, so you can check those out, too.)