Jean will be honored as the 2021 Grand Marshal of the East Moriches Veterans Day Parade. She is a 90-year-old Korean war veteran. The Parade is Sunday, November 7, at 2 p.m.
Jean Littman served in the Marines from 1952-1955, during the Korean War, and she served in multiple positions. At first she was part of the motor pool, where she worked as a driver for two years at El Toro, Santa Anna, California.
She was also assigned to re-enlistment and recruiting and spent many days supporting the airfield. After El Toro, she was stationed at Henderson Hall in D.C., where she worked at the Marine Corps Institute. During the Korean War, she earned her National Defense Medal and her Good Conduct Medal. She served her three-year enlistment and had planned to re-enlist when she met and married her husband, and they decided to start a family.
Jean is an active Member of Women Marines Association LI NY 7 and currently holds the responsibility of communications. In this capacity she ensures that older veterans, who may not have social media or email, stay in the loop by calling them bi-weekly and letting them know about current events and meetings. She also provides an outlet to chat and to ask for assistance if they should need it.