It was July 27, 1998 and I wanted to see what the world had to offer.  I left my hometown and took a bus to Parris Island; Marine Corp Recruit Depot for the East Coast.  Three months later I dawned a uniform and the title of United States Marine.  I learned several things during my time in the service and many of those things stick with me today.  The trait that I value the most is that of tenacity.  NEVER GIVE UP under any circumstance.  I believe this will continue to help me through the next 30 years.

~Semper Fi