Flynn III, George J.
September 2004
Sea Power;Sep2004, Vol. 47 Issue 9, p64
This article presents the experience of the author as a part of the U.S. Marine Corps. The author joined the U.S. Marine Corps because his father is a Marine. The author says that his father was an artilleryman, but he wanted to have a different route at some point so that's why he joined the infantry. The infantry is what made the Marine Corps. It was deployed to Kuwait in January 2003, two months after the author joined his regiment, and went into southern Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom. The author was a platoon commander, and there were no combat veterans in his platoon. He motivates his Marines by being out in the field with them.


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