Marcia Courbat, a Waterloo icon and World War II veteran has passed away at age 98 according to Hagarty Waychoff Grarup Funeral Group. Courbat passed away on Saturday, January 16 at UnityPoint Health-Allen Hospital.

KWWL reports that during World War II, Courbat served in the Army Medical Corps. After the war she worked at A&P Grocery Store and John Deere in Waterloo. She retried in 1983, and was a life-time member of American Legion Post 138 in Waterloo. In addition, Courbat was a founding member of the Women’s Army Corps Veterans Association #98 and was also the founder of the Military Walk of Fame at Waterloo Memorial Hall.

In 2009 she Courbat was given the Hero’s Among Us-Military Award, and attended the Honor Flight in Washington, D.C. She was also invited by President Bill Clinton to the White House to take part in the dedication of the Women in Military Service to America Monument which is at the entrance to Arlington National Cemetery.

She married Dale Courbat in 1950. He passed away in 2000.

Here's an interview with Marcia from the Grout Museums Voices of Iowa series where she discusses her welding work:

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