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A Friendly Farmer | Missouri Marine finds a home in Okinawa

Story by Lance Cpl. Bernadette Wildes | III Marine Expeditionary Force
Date Taken: 02.24.2017 | Date Posted: 02.25.2017 22:23

CAMP HANSEN, OKINAWA, Japan – A Gunnery Sgt. started out as pig farmer in Fulton, Missouri. He performed a variety of manual labor before joining the Marine Corps at age 27. At one point, he drove trucks packed with groceries from coast to coast. He saw mountains, rivers, and everything in between, never imagining that the small island of Okinawa would eventually be a place he’d call home.

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