instilling discipline

The 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...

Ed Dunn – a former Marine in the late 1950’s.

A brief interview with Ed Dunn, a Marine in the late 1950’s. Within our conversation, we discussed where he was stationed, life for him as a Marine, segregation, and how the Marines shaped him as a person and how he...

The best uncle

I interviewed my uncle that was in the marines and grew up in a family of 9 kids.

“Of all the family members you have known or heard about, who do you think lived the most interesting life?”

Marci Warkentine (born Marshelle Milligan) discusses with her daughter, Johnna Warkentine, the most interesting family stories that she can remember, particularly of her family’s military service. Marci Warkentine was born in Excelsior Springs, Missouri, though now lives with her husband...

Scott Skiles & Zach Skiles

Marine Corporal Zach Skiles was deployed to Iraq in 2003 at the start of the United States invasion. While serving on the front lines, he lost five of his friends within a two-week period. When he returned home, Zach found...