Norine A. Meagher (1916-1999), a Livonia native, served in World War II with a Women's Army Corps medical unit stationed in Japan and posts in the U.S. In 1951, her unit was recalled during the Korean Conflict and Sgt. Meagher was stationed in San Francisco.
A charter member of the Livonia V.F.W. Post 9028 in 1983 and active with the Harrison-Lee American Legion Post 283, Norine began chronicling the military service of over 1,400 local men and women from Livonia from before the Revolutionary War to Vietnam. The result was a two-volume compilation entitled "As It Was."
As the only woman in the American Legion at that time, she hoped not only to document local veterans' service and sacrifice but also recognize the essential role of local women in the military.