Phyllis Taylor, a well-known philanthropist, and wife of the late veteran and entrepreneur Patrick Taylor, recently became the 79th ‘Honorary Marine.’ Taylor is currently the chairman of Endeavor Enterprises and chairman and president of the Patrick F. Taylor foundation.
From the article at Marine.mil:
According to the Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. James F. Amos, although she has never stood on the yellow footprints as a recruit, gone face to face with a drill instructor or marched across a parade deck in her service uniform, she is a Marine.
“You can’t buy the title Marine. You can’t sell the title Marine. It can’t be traded; it can’t be inherited; it can’t be donated. It must be earned,” quoted Lt. Gen. Steven A. Hummer, commander of MARFORRES, as he addressed the audience prior to presenting the “Honorary Marine,” symbolic placard and pin to Mrs. Taylor.
You can read the complete article at Life-long Marine Corps supporter and wife of veteran “earns the title” as 79th honorary Marine.