Service date: 1977 to 1983
Began my service by arriving on a beautiful and secluded tiny little island on the East Coast of South Carolina, called Parris Island.
After that little 18 week vacation, I became a Basic Marine Rifleman, 0311 and was sent to Infantry School. After Infantry School, I was assigned to 0341 with the 81 mm Mortars Platoon, 1st Batallion, 8th Marines.
After a year there, somehow the Marine Corps found out I had a background in Architecture and Mechanical Drawing.
I was then sent to Division G-3 to work on maps and topography for the 2nd Marine Division.
After winning several shooting competitions, I was asssigned to the Marine Corps Rifle and Pistol Team and became an 8531, Primary Marksmanship Instructor, PMI.
Thanks to you all on this threat for your service.
I am proud to be among you all.