About the Author

The author, Jim Barber, joined the Marine Corps in 1958 at age 17, a high school dropout.  He was the second of four brothers who served in the Corps, one after the other.  After discharge, he entered a career in transportation management.  During that period he married, had three children, and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at Arizona State University.  He is currently retired and resides in Mesa, Arizona with his wife. Email:  Bootcampstories3@gmail.com