Katherine Taylor / Utah Public Radio
When he came in, he told me, and I was the only female in the unit at this point, Navy ROTC that was interested in becoming a Marine. And he looked at me and he said, ‘I don’t want women in my Marine Corps.’ He said, ‘but I don’t get that luxury. I’m not the president.' . . . And he said, 'If I’m going to put my name on you, before I send you to officer candidate school, you have to do a first class — which is way above average — on the male physical fitness test.'"