Fierce, Enthusiastic, Motivated, Ambitious, Leader, Efficient, FEMALE

Fierce, Enthusiastic, Motivated, Ambitious, Leader, Efficient, FEMALE

by 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit
Stripes Okinawa

“To me, there is no gender to the title Marine; I am a Marine,” said Cpl. Eli Thibodeau. “In order to deploy with my unit, I had to put my personal life on hold. I’m a firm believer of service before self, so that’s what really brought me here. I couldn’t let my fellow Marines deploy without me.” Thibodeau, a native of Annapolis, Maryland, is now a power line mechanic with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, attached to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit.

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