Marine Virgil L TRANDEM, of Santa Barbara, California died May 5, 2012; he was 76 (September 7, 1935 – May 5, 2012). Virgil was a member of the First Provisional Demilitarized Zone Police Company patrolling the Korean Demilitarized Zone in 1953 - 1954.
Obituary From The Santa Barbara Independent
"Marines I see as two breeds, Rottweilers or Dobermans, because Marines come in two varieties, big and mean, or skinny and mean. They're aggressive on the attack and tenacious on defense. They've got really short hair and they always go for the throat."
-RAdm. "Jay" R. Stark, US Navy; 10 November 1995.