Welcome to the Dog Tag, Episode 6, Season 2, a Podcast by the St. Charles County Veterans Museum
When Dominic was young, his mom took me to a car show at a McDonald’s in North County not too far from his home. There at the car show was a guy in a dressy blue and red uniform. He asked his mom, “Who is that guy?” His mom answered, “That is a Marine.” Dominic recalled, “He looked 10’ tall! From that moment on, I wanted to be a Marine.”
Dominic joined the Marines just weeks before 9/11. In just a few short months, he was invading Iraq. As Dominic says, “You’re either a grunt or a POG “person other than grunt.” Dominic was a grunt. A door kicker. This is his story.
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