A few months into her career when Lt Marie was stationed at Camp Butner in North Carolina. A “tragedy” arose at home. Her mother who was shy around others demanded that she come home to resolve a problem with a neighbor. Lt. Marie was granted leave (See the form below.) to resolve the problem.
A neighbor who lived behind her whose house faced another street ran his fence across her yard, taking in about 20% of their property. Unwilling or unable to handle it herself, she relied on Lt. Marie. The neighbor cursed her out when she told him to move the fence. Undaunted, she gave him 24 hours before she called the police. Pretty gutsy for a 22-year-old. Needless to say, the neighbor had the fence moved by the next morning and Lt. Marie had a nice break.