Downers Grove woman recalls service as a Marine in 1940s
DOWNERS GROVE – Gwen DePinto has an easy laugh and tells stories about life during World War II in the same matter-of-fact way she describes audio books from the library or her volunteering work at the Hines Veterans Affairs Hospital.
So when the 90-year-old casually mentions she is a Marine, sometimes it catches people off guard.
Once during a checkup with the eye doctor at the VA hospital, the optometrist asked DePinto about her service.
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