On 9-11-01, I sat in the station auditorium. Ironically enough we were having a "rapid deployment" brief to advise the Marines in their families what would happen if we had to deploy. We didn't know about the terrorist attacks until halfway through the briefing. The entire base went to lock down and most Marines got ready for war. I always wanted a Marine Corps tattoo but it had to be something unique. I was not until that day that I knew what I wanted. I am no longer on active duty but I continue the fight while work for the Department of Homeland Security.
MWSS-371; Provost Marshals Office