Here I am with Brandi Alexandra, a 6 lb. Reindeer Chihuahua in her Woman Marine Dress Blues. I am a Vietnam Nam Era Veteran who proudly served in the Corps from Nov. '68-'70, at MCRD San Diego,CA. Believe me, I would NEVER change those two years for anything! I was assigned to the Provost Marshals Office where I had the honor of working with GySgt. Jimmy Howard, Medal of Honor recipient, and worked in Casual Company, both H&S Bn. MCRD. San Diego. I Loved My Jobs!
I now serve, along with Brandi, as a member of the 2nd Congressional District Veterans Advisory Council working directly with Congressman Stephen Pearce, Vice-Chair for Women Veterans of New Mexico, Unit 1, Las Cruces and Dona Ana Co., NM, and formerly served as President of Desert Chapter 2, Woman Marine Ass'n. Brandi also serves as unofficial mascot for Women Veterans of NM, Unit 1 and has participated in the Veterans Day Parade in Las Cruces, and has been "Pinned" by Mesilla Valley Hospice for her support of Veterans.
Brandi proudly serves as a Veterans Advocate and is a Federally Certified Medical Alert Service Dog & Therapy Dog. Yes, little critters accomplish BIG things! Semper Fi!
Cpl. Lori English