MARINE CORE VALUE: COURAGE When other principles are tested, it's courage that prevents them from crumbling. It isn't ignoring fear, but being stronger than fear. Courage is the guardian of all other values. It is there when times are toughest, when difficult decisions have to be made. It takes the form of mental, physical and ethical strength, and is found in the backbone of every Marine.
Master Sergeant, USMC, William R. Pettit. 09-11-18 to 06-16-01. Veteran of WWII 1941-1945 (POW) & Korean War 1950-1953 (POW). Upon returning home, he then served as a Military Police Chief at the Marine Core Supply Center in Barstow, CA until he left active service in 1953. He was in the Marine Corps Reserve until 1969. He then served Barstow, CA as a police officer for 16 yrs. A patriot, a hero, a gentleman...my father-in-law. RIP Pop.