Face of Defense: Marine Answers Corps’ Call Twice
By Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Jovane M. Holland
Marine Corps Bases Japan
WASHINGTON, April 13, 2011 – On Dec. 7, 1987, Derrick Butler raised his right hand and swore to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, as a United States Marine.
Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Derrick Butler, who had a gap of almost 12 years between his first and second enlistments in the Corps, is a construction wireman stationed at Marine Corps Base Camp Smedley D. Butler, based on Okinawa, a prefecture of Japan. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jovane M. Holland