Patrick Shea has always been a proud American, but traveling the world as a Marine gave him a new appreciation for the freedoms he swore to defend. Today he continues to serve America as a police officer in the community where he grew up.
Your Marines having been under my command for nearly six months, I feel that I can give you a discriminating report as to their excellent standing with their brothers of the army and their general good conduct.
Gen John J. "Black Jack" Pershing in a letter to MajGen Commandant George Barnett, 10 Nov. 1917