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.
In the last analysis, what the Marine Corps becomes is what we make of it during our respective watches. And that watch of each Marine is not confined to the time he spends on active duty. It lasts as long as he is "proud to bear the title of United States Marine."