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LtCol. Lemuel W. “Chip” Houston, USMC, Memorial Service

Interview Archives CorpsStories Exclusive Interviews with Extraordinary Marines and Supporters LtCol. Lemuel W. “Chip” Houston, USMC, Memorial Service Portions of the Richmond, VA memorial service for devoted retired USMC leader and VA Tech alumnus held on...

Quantico National Cemetery Funeral of Maj. H. G. Duncan

Interview Archives CorpsStories Exclusive Interviews with Extraordinary Marines and Supporters Quantico National Cemetery Funeral of Maj. H. G. Duncan 28Mar2011...

Arlington Funeral of LtCol. James Tully, USMC

Interview Archives CorpsStories Exclusive Interviews with Extraordinary Marines and Supporters LtCol Tully Funeral 11Jun10 Arlington National Cemetery funeral of Silver Star recipient LtCol. James Tully,...

Harbor Site Foundation

Interview Archives CorpsStories Exclusive Interviews with Extraordinary Marines and Supporters Joe Kauper, Harbor Site Foundation (w Ed Arias, NYST-MCA)...

USMC 238th Birthday Celebration at Chesty’s Tomb

Interview Archives CorpsStories Exclusive Interviews with Extraordinary Marines and Supporters USMC 238th Birthday Celebration at Chesty’s Tomb, 9 Nov 2013 Bravo Co. FAST & MCL Det 1317 & 1173 celebrate USMC birthday at burial place of LtGen. Lewis B....

The Gravity of LCpl Lance Graham & The Haditha Hospital Ambush

Interview Archives CorpsStories Exclusive Interviews with Extraordinary Marines and Supporters The Gravity of LCpl Lance Graham & The Haditha Hospital Ambush ​ Corps Stories Special Assignment – Interview with Marines of Mobile Assault Platoon (MAP) 7,...

The Eyes of Freedom – Lima Company Memorial

Interview Archives CorpsStories Exclusive Interviews with Extraordinary Marines and Supporters Special Assignment: The Eyes of Freedom — Lima Company Memorial Our exclusive interviews with Directors Mike Strahle and Sean Flaharty of the nonprofit organization...

USN Corpsman Brian Hill: One Spouse’s Story

Interview Archives CorpsStories Exclusive Interviews with Extraordinary Marines and Supporters 1:22 / 5:48   USN Corpsman Brian Hill: One Spouse’s Story How support from loved ones and organizations like the Marine Corps – Law Enforcement Foundation helped...

Agostino von Hassell: War Horse Heaven

Interview Archives CorpsStories Exclusive Interviews with Extraordinary Marines and Supporters   War Horse Heaven By Agostino von Hasselland T. J. Cahill December 2012   What sets War Horse Heaven (WHH) (Agostino von Hassell,T. J. Cahill) apart from other...

Steven Barber: Until They Are Home

Interview Archives CorpsStories Exclusive Interviews with Extraordinary Marines and Supporters   On All Sides “Until They Are Home” Capitol Hill Showing 10 November 2012 Editor’s Note: This is our third feature about the films of Steven Barber....

Steven Barber: Return to Tarawa

Interview Archives CorpsStories Exclusive Interviews with Extraordinary Marines and Supporters   Steven C. Barber: Part 2 Film DirectorHonors Hallowed Marine Ground June 2012 (L to R: Fern Burford (Barber’s mother), Steven Barber, Norm Hatch, Tim Shelton)...

Dave Andersen: Might of the Pen

Interview Archives CorpsStories Exclusive Interviews with Extraordinary Marines and Supporters   Maj. Dave Andersen: Might of the Pen January 2006 It was bitter cold on a recent December day in midtown Manhattan and I?d come a long way to be there. Far from a...

Mary Kate Bailey: Devoted Marine Stands on Family Faith

Interview Archives CorpsStories Exclusive Interviews with Extraordinary Marines and Supporters   Mary Kate Bailey: Devoted Marine Stands on Family Faith July 2005 QUANTICO – Former Marine Captain Mary Kate Bailey has built her life on a  deep faith and...

Gregg Lyon: Battling – Upward and Onward

Interview Archives CorpsStories Exclusive Interviews with Extraordinary Marines and Supporters   LtCol Gregg Lyon: Battling – Upward and Onward November 2004 There was no way that young man on a dirt bike was my interview. I was there to talk to a senior Marine...

Tom Nerney: Nullus amicus melior, nullus hostis peior. (No greater friend, no worse enemy.)

FEATURE IN MEMORIAM AUGUST 2017 Thomas D. Nerney, USMC, NYPD 1939 – 2017 (Photo: Private First Class Thomas Nerney, working in the administration offices ofSt. Leonard’s High School, NYC, 1960.) Nullus amicus melior, nullus hostis peior. The epitaph of a...

Gene Duncan: The Birth of Clint McQuade

INTERVIEW ARCHIVES CorpsStories Exclusive Interviews with Extraordinary Marines and Supporters THE BIRTH OF CLINT McQUADE by Gene Duncan, USMC (Ret.) Retired Marine Author Still Serving Through His Writing, Publishing and Speaking (Interview conducted via the...

Lilian Gonzales: Served and Still Serving

Interview Archives CorpsStories Exclusive Interviews with Extraordinary Marines and Supporters Lilian Gonzales: Served and Still Serving October 2003 (October 2003 READER SUBMISSION BY Anne Nowlin, BS, BSN, RNz) ”A few good men,” were sought by the Marine Corps when I...

Rick Burrill: Riding to Serve

Interview Archives CorpsStories Exclusive Interviews with Extraordinary Marines and Supporters Rick Burrill, Sr.: RIDING TO SERVE PHOTO: A former Marine displays his pins and patches at a recent veteran’s memorial run. (August, 2003) BOSTON – Some journeys are...

Davis Family: Marine Mom Sharing Pride

Interview Archives CorpsStories Exclusive Interviews with Extraordinary Marines and Supporters MARINE MOM SHARING PRIDE March 2004 PHOTO: Glenn and Sally Davis in their son Matthew’s room. TEMPLETON, MA – This Marine’s mom is led by her heart. Sally Davis,...

Alex Kitsakos: Community in the Heart of this NYPD Marine

Interview Archives CorpsStories Exclusive Interviews with Extraordinary Marines and Supporters SSgt. Alex Kitsakos: Community in the Heart of this NYPD MarineApril 2003 NEW YORK, NY – It was a balmy, breezy Saturday evening before St. Patrick’s day and SSgt....

Combat Marine Outdoors: Gist Kingman Ranch

Special Assignment: More Than A News Story – A Journalism Project Combat Marine Outdoors:    Gist-Kinsman Ranch, George West, TX MARCH 2012   When a trophy deer hunting ranch donates hunts to CMO, they are essentially making a high five-digit donation. The...

Ellis Cozine: Warrior Creator Retires

Interview Archives CorpsStories Exclusive Interviews with Extraordinary Marines and Supporters 1st Sgt. D. Ellis Cozine: Warrior Creator Retires November 2002 TOPSHAM – The calm of southern Maine has provided a content prelude to the retirement of First Sergeant...

John Otto: Supporting the Corps

Interview Archives CorpsStories Exclusive Interviews with Extraordinary Marines and Supporters   LtCol. John M. Otto, US Army November 2002 DEVENS, MA – U.S. Army Lt. Col. John M. Otto may not have been commissioned in the Corps, but he certainly understands and...

Harvey Keitel: Marine Corps Background Underscores Movie Career

Interview Archives CorpsStories Exclusive Interviews with Extraordinary Marines and Supporters Harvey Keitel: Marine Corps Background Underscores Movie Career Spring 2003 BOSTON – The voice on the line is calm, quiet, and that of SSgt. Kitsakos. “Want a...

Thomas Ryan: Award Overdue

Interview Archives CorpsStories Exclusive Interviews with Extraordinary Marines and Supporters SSgt. Thomas Ryan: One Independent Marine October 2002 DEVENS, MA – Staff Sergeant Tom Ryan is looking down the barrel of retirement – and his independence and...

Tom Nerney: Humble Marine Finishes Amazing NYPD Career

Interview Archives CorpsStories Exclusive Interviews with Extraordinary Marines and Supporters Tom Nerney: Humble Marine Finishes Amazing NYPD Career Fall 2002 NEW YORK, NY – First Grade Detective and former Marine Tom Nerney walks quietly into the Skylight...

Jerome Lynes: Homeward Bound, Mission Accomplished

Interview Archives CorpsStories Exclusive Interviews with Extraordinary Marines and Supporters LtCol Jerome Lynes: Homeward Bound, Mission Accomplished August 2002 CAMP LEJEUNE, NC- Extraordinary calm fills the voice of LtCol. Jerome Lynes. As Commander of Battalion...

Tom Moore: Marine and Celtic Ties Close to the Heart

Interview Archives CorpsStories Exclusive Interviews with Extraordinary Marines and Supporters Capt. Tom Moore, USMC (Ret): Marine and Celtic Ties Close to the Heart September 2002 KANSAS CITY, KS – No moss is growing on Capt. Thomas Moore. At 68, this...

Dennis Rocheford: A Father in the Field

Interview Archives CorpsStories Exclusive Interviews with Extraordinary Marines and Supporters Cmdr. Dennis Rocheford: A Father in the Field August 2002 BLACKSTONE, MA – Armed with his faith and his Marine Corps training, Commander Dennis Rocheford (USNR), 53,...

Barney Cummings: Work and the Corps – Labors of Love

Interview Archives CorpsStories Exclusive Interviews with Extraordinary Marines and Supporters Barney Cummings: WORK AND THE CORPS: LABORS OF LOVE May 2002 ATHOL, MA – One World War II enlistment so influenced this Marine, that the rest of his life has included...

Michael Gring: Beloved Combat Corpsman and Leader

Interview Archives CorpsStories Exclusive Interviews with Extraordinary Marines and Supporters DEVENS, Ma – Chief Petty Officer Michael A. Gring rocks back in his office chair, reflecting on three decades serving the Navy and Marine Corps. He’s seen the...

Combat Marine Outdoors: HM1 Dwayne Friday, USN

Special Assignment: More Than A News Story – A Journalism Project MARCH 2012 Pinning down HM1 Dwayne Friday was easy. He welcomes all comers. He’s a peacemaker. Fears no question, seems to fear little at all. “Doc” is very calm and has a ready...

Combat Marine Outdoors: Cpl. Kenneth Kalish, USMC

Special Assignment: More Than A News Story – A Journalism Project MARCH 2012 The problem with spending time with Cpl. Kenny Kalish, USMC, 23, is that one must remind themselves he has lost his legs and left arm. His personality, intelligence, consideration of...

Combat Marine Outdoors:  An Inspiring, Necessary Means to Healing

Special Assignment: More Than A News Story – A Journalism Project   MARCH 2012 Combat Marine Outdoors[CMO] works like this: Go to one of the nation’s best VA hospitals. Get a severely wounded Marine. One who’s frustrated, annoyed, discouraged. Drive...

Corps Stories Special Assignment: Liaison Marines-5

Special Assignment Marine Corps Liaison Office National Naval Medical Center – Bethesda April 2007 A long way from piloting helicopters, LtCol. John Worman is the Officer in Charge of the Liaison office. He also oversees five liaison Marines at Walter Reed and...

Corps Stories Special Assignment: Liaison Marines-4

Special Assignment Marine Corps Liaison Office National Naval Medical Center – Bethesda April 2007 Marine Sgt. Mariama Tarawally and Sgt. Kittrel finish each other’s sentences. Although this is likely the first time they’ve known each other, they...

Corps Stories Special Assignment: Liaison Marines-6

Special Assignment Marine Corps Liaison Office National Naval Medical Center – Bethesda April 2007 NNMC Bethesda Deputy Public Affairs Officer Ellen Crown and Sgt. Stan Mayer. Angels Under Adversity CorpsStories Spring 2007 Editorial Poor Sgt. Stan Mayer. That...

Corps Stories Special Assignment: Liaison Marines-3

Special Assignment Marine Corps Liaison Office National Naval Medical Center – Bethesda April 2007 Celebrated 1st Battalion 6th Marines commander LtCol. Asad Khan, USMC (ret.) wrote from his post in Dubai regarding Marine liaison Sgt. Scott Kittrel, whom Khan...

Corps Stories Special Assignment: Liaison Marines-2

Special Assignment Marine Corps Liaison Office National Naval Medical Center – Bethesda April 2007 Sgt. Andrew J. Blackburn tried not to cringe as he lifted his frame further up on his 5th floor bed. Pain meds made that sniper wound easier to manage; still he...

Editorials Archive 17

FROM THE EDITOR Eleven Years Ago CorpsStories Was Borne. Eleven Reasons We Remain. Corps Stories 2013 Editorial 1.   Great Marines, great unsung Marines, keep coming. Keep being brave and selfless and kind and happily willing to die for us. 2.      Selfless loved...

Corps Stories Special Assignment: Liaison Marines-1

Special Assignment Marine Corps Liaison Office National Naval Medical Center – Bethesda April 2007 Whiteboard logging patient and family member’s flights in NNMC Bethesda’s Marine Liaison control room. This project’s sponsor: We at CorpsStories...

Phil Irizarry: Marine Won’t Drop His Pack (Combat Marine Outdoors)

Interview Archives CorpsStories Exclusive Interviews with Extraordinary Marines and Supporters   June 2011 “There is so much freedom to do anything else.” Phil Irizarry said as he leaned forward in a quiet cantina not far from Marine Corps...

Corps Stories Special Assignment: Guantanamo Marines

Special Assignment Marines at Guantanamo Bay January 2006   January 17, 2006. Photo by John Pappas. Visiting GTMO: Hiding in Plain Sight April 2006 With headlines sourced from Washington to Hong Kong, what happens at the Naval Station at Guantanamo Bay must be very...

Gene Duncan: A Visit From the Heart

Interview Archives CorpsStories Exclusive Interviews with Extraordinary Marines and Supporters Winter 2002 NEW YORK – Sometimes an old Marine must make a journey of homage. And sometimes that Marine is fortunate enough to be accompanied by honoring leathernecks....

Nick Kelly: Quiet Gallantry

  June 2005 IRAQ, April 2004: “Ramadi, 30 miles west of the embattled city of Fallujah, has been a baptism by fire for many of the roughly 400 from two companies who are serving their first combat mission,” wrote embedded Philadelphia Inquirer...

Corps Stories Special Assignment: Graham – Who and Why

Special Assignment The Gravity of LCpl. Lance T. Graham November 10, 2006 SSgt. Randall Watkins, Cpl. Stan Mayer, LCpl. Lance Graham   Photo courtesy GySgt. Michael Brady who and why: Knowing LCpl. Graham San Antonio, TX, Marine Corps Base Quantico, VA When did he...

Corps Stories Special Assignment: Graham – What Where When

Special Assignment The Gravity of LCpl. Lance T. Graham November 10, 2006 Photo courtesy Cpl. Mayer:  “Picture of Lance up in the turret with a halo.  I took that out on an observation post, Watkins was there.“ What Where When: The Haditha Hospital Ambush...

Corps Stories Special Assignment: Gravity of LCpl. Lance Graham

Special Assignment:  The Gravity of LCpl. Lance Graham June 2014 One Marine can make a profoundly positive difference. A difference in the lives of those who loved him. A difference in the quality of the time they shared together. A difference in their time without...

The Business of Asad Khan (Third in a series)

LtCol Asad Khan January 2005   LtCol. Asad Khan has a mind for business – the business of winning battles. The profit is the mission success and Marines surviving. The business strategy is great training and careful negotiations. “I would not ask them to do anything I...

The Blood of Asad Khan (Second in a series)

LtCol Asad Khan January 2005   “Our most precious asset is our Marines.” Yes, it’s a platitude. Yes, no editor would want that quote to run. Unless a commander proved this was his personal philosophy by years of pre-war preparation. So, as LtCol Asad Khan made...

Asad Khan: Introduction (First in a series)

LtCol Asad Khan January 2005   Marine LtCol Asad Khan is a simple man, but one willing to undertake complicated strategies to keep his Marines successful and alive. This is the first of a three-part series on the commander who led a magnificent series of battles in...

Richard Zacks: The Pirate Coast – Thomas Jefferson, the First Marines, and the Secret Mission of 1804

INTERVIEW ARCHIVES CorpsStories Exclusive Interviews with Extraordinary Marines and Supporters (Interview conducted via the Internet, June 2005) Zacks: Hi Meriwether (and Jeffery): Thanks for the interest… I’ll scroll down to the questions and try to...

Michael Brinkley: Wounded Warrior Regiment: Providing Transition Assistance

INTERVIEWS ARCHIVES CorpsStories Exclusive Interviews with Extraordinary Marines and Supporters   August 2010 Holding the receiver against his cheek, Mike Brinkley leaned back in his ergonomic chair practically to laying. He pressed his other hand to his clenched lips...

Jeff Schuller – Revisit

Interview   REVISIT JUNE 2014 Engaging Storms JS wearing bracelet remembering one of his four fallen MAP 7 Marines, Michael Marzano. He changes them every Sunday. (Editor’s note:  The content to the left in blue is the Silver Star award citation.  The content to...

Corps Stories Special Assignment: MSGs 2016

Special Assignment: More Than A News Story – A Journalism Project A Wonderful Tale of Two Cities:  It Was the Best of Times Marine Security Guards:  London  &  Dublin  2016 Important Background Marine Corps Embassy Security Group Logo Marine Corps Embassy...

Jennifer Schrantz: Hero at War – Heroine at Home

INTERVIEW ARCHIVES CorpsStories Exclusive Interviews with Extraordinary Marines and Supporters Having just moments before been delivered of her first child, then Capt. Jennifer Rutledge Schrantz turned her groggy mind toward her husband. Their son Danny would soon be...

Corps Stories Special Assignment: MSGs 2017 REVISIT

Special Assignment: REVISIT More Than A News Story – A Journalism Project Marine Security Guards: London  &  Dublin 2017 Another Wonderful Tale of Two Cities Important Background (This section only is unchanged from 2016 Story) Marine Corps Embassy Security...

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Editorials Archive 19

FROM THE EDITOR Fallen Marines on Our 13th Anniversary Memorial Day 2015 (Photo: Funeral of WW2 Marine Eddie Cotten, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Suffolk, VA, March 2015, by Meriwether Ball) Thirteen years ago today CorpsStories.com was launched. Tens of...

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FROM THE EDITOR Editorial: Our Living Dead Marines  Memorial Day 2014 Corps Stories was launched 12 years ago today. Much has changed in journalism regarding military matters, happily.     Marines are rarely called soldiers now.     Feature stories about humble...

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FROM THE EDITOR Sign On … Or Sign Off CorpsStories Editorial  Thanksgiving 2009 For this publication to move forward toward a useful purpose, it is time to let our readers, and everyone else, know what this news publication is, and what it is not. CorpsStories...

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FROM THE EDITOR Father Dennis Rocheford:   Unthinkable Loss for Marines CorpsStories Editorial September 11, 2009 O nly the loss of Father Dennis Rocheford, and the seemingly shocking manner of his death could draw me out enough to write – an editorial in his...

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FROM THE EDITOR President George W. Bush:   Huge Heart for Marines CorpsStories Editorial January 16, 2009 (Haraz N. Ghanbari / Associated Press / December 9, 2008) President Bush kisses Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Marc E. Olson, right, of Coal City, Ill., after talking...

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FROM THE EDITOR CorpsStories 5th Annual Editorial May 30, 2007 Dear Jesus, Tomorrow Corps Stories will have been live five years. I thought it was a good time to put in writing my feelings and thoughts about it. You have put this project in my heart, and like all...

Editorials Archive 09

FROM THE EDITOR Editorial: A Case for Expansion  November 10, 2006 Don’t cry. Write. Right. Focus, that’s all I need to finish this incredibly heavier-by-the-day project. A permanently affected father. A sorrowful, unassuming mother. Two forward-leaning...

Editorial: God, Marines, and the Media

FROM THE EDITOR God, Marines and the Media CorpsStories 1st Anniversary Editorial, Memorial Day 2003 The forming of CorpsStories.com was an act of frustration. I was angry at an editor. He had changed “Marine” to “soldier”, in what was for me a groundbreaking story,...

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FEATURE EDITORIALS THOUGHTS FROM READERS Extreme Christianity: A Faith-filled Marine’s Perspective By 1st Sgt. Jim Lucas, USMC (August 2006) Editor’s Note: Active Marine First Sergeant Jim Lucas has a reconnaissance background and currently is on Inspector...

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FEATURE EDITORIALS THOUGHTS FROM READERS More of the Same By John S. Pappas (May 2006) (Photo: A recreation area and a painted directional arrow to Mecca in Camp Delta, GTMO. Photo by John S. Pappas) Editor’s Note: John S. Pappas is the editor of...

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FEATURE EDITORIALS THOUGHTS FROM READERS Unexpected Mentor Praises CorpsStories Marine Mrs. Mary Kate Bailey By Col. Robert Abblitt  (July 2005)   Editors note: Col. Abblitt wrote this not as an edit but as a Letter to the Editor. I felt it important CorpsStories...

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FEATURE EDITORIALS THOUGHTS FROM READERS Friends Immortal  (Photo: Former Marines Phil Otto and Bobby Wagner) By Phil Otto (January 2005) Editors note: Phil Otto wrote the cover story in December’s Soldier of Fortune magazine about his Iraqi experience. He...

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FEATURE EDITORIALS THOUGHTS FROM READERS An American Observer By Lily Gonzalez (December 2004) I’m proud to have reached the rank of Sergeant in the U.S.M.C. I joined in 1979 to see the world but instead saw four years of Camp Pendleton, California. Since that...

Editorials Archive 12

From the Editor Gen. Pete Pace:   Icon of Marines Gen. Pace generously sent us comments on this editorial:  “Thank you very much–especially for making this about Marines as a breed!” CorpsStories Editorial September 30, 2007 A mistake on my part...

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FROM THE EDITOR Angels Under Adversity CorpsStories Spring 2007 Editorial NNMC Bethesda Deputy Public Affairs Officer Ellen Crown and Sgt. Stan Mayer. Poor Sgt. Stan Mayer. That fine Marine has been interviewed too many times, he’d probably say. Combine that...

Corps Stories Special Assignment: Graham – Editorial

Special AssignmentThe Gravity of LCpl. Lance T. GrahamNovember 10, 2006 Editorial: A Case for Expansion  November 10, 2006 Don’t cry. Write. Right. Focus, that’s all I need to finish this incredibly heavier-by-the-day project. A permanently affected...

Editorials Archive 08

From the Editor Christians and Others: There Is a Line CorpsStories Summer 2006 Editorial Today the Washington Post ran a story about a fallen Army sergeant whose widow wants a Wican symbol engraved on a state military memorial roll. The Wicca symbol, a five-pointed...

Editorial: God’s Gift to Marine Photojournalism:  Todd Heisler, Rocky Mountain News

From the Editor God’s Gift to Marine Photojournalism:  Todd Heisler, Rocky Mountain News   BEST IN SHOW: Todd Heisler, Rocky Mountain News. When 2nd Lt. James Cathey’s body arrived at the Reno Airport, Marines climbed into the cargo hold of the plane...

Editorial: So Long For Now – The Loss of My Marine: David J. Eden

From the Editor So Long For Now – The Loss of My Marine: David J. Eden   (back row, second from left)     CorpsStories 3rd Annual Editorial   Memorial Day 2005   Sometimes a Marine comes along with the sole purpose of delivering...

Editorial: Son of Abraham – LtCol Asad Khan

From the Editor Son of Abraham – LtCol Asad Khan  CorpsStories January 2005 Editorial Before talking to him, not dreaming he’d give me significant interview time, I perceived him as desperately wanting to hibernate with his wife and children – staying away...

Editorial: Star Arising – John Pappas

From the Editor Star Arising – John Pappas CorpsStories Summer 2004 Editorial When I was a child in Takoma Park, barely outside northwest D.C.’s city limits during the 60’s and 70’s, life was not idealistic. And it was certainly during those...

Editorial: Mentoring, Interrupted – LtCol John Monahan

From the Editor Mentoring, Interrupted – LtCol John Monahan CorpsStories Spring 2004 Editorial I have a fledgling publication that is completely dependant upon my receiving great mentoring. And when for instance, one of those mentors seemingly suddenly decides...

Editorial: Remembering the Silent Memoriams

FROM THE EDITOR Remembering the Silent Memoriams CorpsStories Christmas 2003 Editorial Very recently, in the early hours of snowstorm, a fine Marine was laid to rest. CorpsStories will not be reprinting a hometown news story. There won’t be one written to...