Patrick Behen, Marines (2013)

Patrick Behen, raised in Nahant and Lynn, MA, served in the United States Marine Corps as an Aviation Supply Specialist for eight years from 2004 to 2012. His posts included posts at Beaufort, SC, San Diego, CA, and Cherry Point, NC. He was deployed for seven months in Al Asad, Iraq in 2006, and in Bagram, Afghanistan in 2011. Behen describes the task of aviation supply, the challenges of facing a hidden enemy, the transition of veterans in college, and the value of Marine discipline.