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"The willingness of America's veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude."
VETERAN OF THE MONTH
Patrick & Kate Murphy
Patrick and Kate both served from 1982 – 1988, four years active duty and two years in the reserves. They both went to Basic Electronics Training in Twenty Nine Palms, CA 1983-1984. Both went to MCAS Beaufort, SC from 1984-1986. They both did electronic repair in Beaufort – Kate on radios, and Patrick on radars. Kate was the Honor Graduate of her platoon in Boot Camp and received a meritorious promotion. Patrick enlisted at the age of 17 and had to have both parents sign the enlistment form. He turned down an appointment to the Merchant Marine Academy to become a Marine. They got married shortly after being discharged from active duty in 1986 and celebrate 30 years together in November.
Kate actually received a Marine Corps Scholarship at some point to help with her college expenses.
Well, it’s not quite “The Sands of Iwo Jima”, but it’s our story J
Nominated by son Mike Murphy