Carol McGee Honored as 2014 Legacy Award Winner
Her military service, coupled with a post war marriage to a Marine Corp pilot, put Carol McGee at base housing in Virginia, North Carolina, Texas, Florida, and Maryland. In time three children also came along.
Her husband John left the Marine Corp and began flying for American Airlines,
relocating the family to his home town of Reno.
Seven decades would pass before a recent, chance conversation at church between Mrs. McGee and Nancy Holder KF7YFT landed on the topic of ham radio. Since that time Carol McGee has had a renewed interest in amateur radio and hopes to be relicensed.
"More than 70 years after she traded her Morse Code key for a stethoscope, Carol McGee has recently returned to ham radio" Bigley told the audience. "Of course, ham radio was here waiting...bigger and stronger than ever...thanks to the foundation given to us, in part, so many years ago, by a pretty young YL who went off to serve our country".