Just read your letter in this months Leatherneck. I think we all have that same connection with at least one of our Drill Instructors. I have tried to find one of mine but have not been successful. We admired and feared them at the same time. The DI is who made us a Marine and there is no more pride to be had than that title. Your story is a happy but bittersweet one. I was able to find my best buddy who had the bottom rack at boot camp, we had some pretty funny stories to recall.
GySgt. Mark McKie USMC Ret. 1981-2001
Currently Sergeant at Berrien County Sheriff's Dept. Michigan
Private Message added 2010-02-09
|Message||hey joe r u related to late actress virna lisi ? does your family tree go back 2 italy , if yes where ! one lisi 2 another b well buon natale ciao|
|Message||Just talking about you with some student film producers in from Paris at my house for Thanksgiving. They would like to meet up with you. And like they say you miss the people and not the job. My son Daniel just left the 17th and is working for Lt. Hollywood, Grand Larceny Unit PBMS.|
|Message||I have to write on here and tell you again how awesome your speech at our ball was. I reread it today and still got chills. Thank you! I'm glad I got to speak with you.|
|Message||Thanks for the awesome speech at the ball and good talking to you.|
Private Message added 2009-04-20
|Message||I was just watching you on Law & Order. I was telling my wife that you were my boss back in 1984. I was one of your uncles in SEU. You still look the same after all these years. There is life after NYPD! Good luck!|
|Message||Hey Cap.,You've come a long ways from the 17th Pct days. I'm glad to see you're doing so well. Never got to thank you for the good advice and the push in the right direction you gave me in my career. Thanks and God Bless - John|
|Message||Joe you are the best. Steve Davis aleways said so.|
Stay healthy and stay in touch when in Florida.