Interview with Dianne, Marine Corps wife and mother, Part 1 of 3
From - UM Libraries on July 15th, 2019
This is an interview with Dianne, whose husband Michael joined the U.S. Marines. When they got married, Michael was deployed for 13 months to Vietnam in 1968. After Vietnam, Dianne and Michael lived in North Carolina, Virginia, and Guam. Michael had several deployments; he went to the Desert Storm War, Somalia and Los Angeles Riot. Michael retired in 1994, so they decided to move with their children to Bend, Oregon. Dianne’s son, Casey, joined the U.S. Marines like his dad. Casey was deployed to Kuwait and Iraq. Casey made many accomplishments in Iraq, and because of that, he received in 2005, the Bronze Star Medal for his heroic achievements in the combat zone. Dianne felt compelled to do something to help the military. She enrolled in Caring for Troops Organization, sending packages to military that were deployed. Casey has been deployed to Iraq twice, to Afghanistan once, and to the Philippines. Dianne keeps on going thanks to her faith to God and her prayers, especially she prays for Peace.