Colonel Martha Saint, the director of marketing and communications with Marine Corps Recruiting Command, donned her mask and went into the meeting. Upon her arrival, the Marines in the room stood at attention. The other Marines rose to their feet.
A Yuma Arizona barracks room smelled like noodles. Two junior Marines were waiting for their meals to finish cooking in the microwave. Their meals, two bowls of pasta, were bubbling away in ceramic bowls of water when they both decided to speak their minds.
At one hundred eleven, the Marine Corps’ oldest veteran, Bella Gorkin, needed no surprises. What she did like, though, was for Sergeant Ray McHenry and his crew to travel with his Combat Camera crew to capture her historical moment.
Major Donna Coe studied her land navigation routes in an office hastily constructed. Expertly, she planned the routes for her junior Marines to traverse some rough territory in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. She plotted every point of their journey with the help of satellites.
The football sailed right into the hands of United States Marine Corps First Lieutenant Sherwin Winehouse. He passed it to Captain Abigail Buchanan. The two pilots found a place to PT under the Yuma, Arizona sun that day.
A fly got into the administrative shop in Yuma, Arizons somehow. That wasn’t it; someone let the fly in there.