Face of Defense: Marine Recalls 9/11 Enlistment Decision
By Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Melissa A. Latty
Special to American Forces Press Service
CAMP AL TAQADDUM, Iraq, Sept. 9, 2009 – Potential Marines usually sit with a recruiter and pick out the reasons they want to join from a stack of colorful cards featuring the words “travel,” “education” and “discipline,” among others, that describe most of the reasons someone would decide to commit.
Marine Corps Sgt. Justin D. Toren waits for the departure of a convoy to Habbaniyah Tourist Village, Iraq, Aug. 11, 2009. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Richard McCumber