Recorded December 3, 2018 Archived December 3, 2018 26:17 minutes
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DescriptionThe last place Louis Bourassa and his family imagined he would go was the military. Grace Bourassa, age 14, sits down with her dad, Louis Bourassa, on November 14, 2018, in Valley Village, California. She asks about the Marines and his decision to join. Louis speaks mostly about his relationship with his parents before and after the Marines, and how they reacted when he told them his decision. His father was in the Korean war and always spoke highly about supporting your country and fighting, if it wasn’t for the killing of others. Louis learned very quickly that Marines were not for him and explains how he needed to leave his family to find his direction and gain obedience.