Chris Eaton was a spit and polish Marine. The lance corporal was a member of Alpha Company, Marine Barracks, Washington, D.C. His company was part of a special contingent of “leathernecks” who presided at military funerals held in Arlington National Cemetery, at the Tuesday evening Sunset Parade in front of
the Iwo Jima Memorial
in the cemetery, and
at the Friday Night Parade outside the home
of the Marine Corps
commandant near 8th and I-Street in D.C.
“Two weeks after I graduated from Venice High School in 2009, I joined the Marine Corps,” said the 22-year-old Marine, who now lives in Venice. “I ended up at Parris Island for boot camp. It was a cultural shock.
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