During his 25 years in the Marine Corps, James Dever pursued some of the most physically and mentally demanding challenges the Marine Corps had to offer. Now retired, his experience is sought by Hollywood as a Military Technical Advisor.
We Marines are truly blessed. We get to enjoy the sweet taste of freedom because we know its price.
Marine veteran John Chipura, survivor of the 1983 Beirut bombing, a NY Fireman, who wrote the above for the 225th Marine Corps birthday, 2000. He was later killed while responding to the terrorist attack, Sept. 11 at the World Trade Center, Tower 2.