Sergeant Major Corcoran appears on the right. Major General Craig C. Crenshaw, commanding general of Marine Corps Logistics Command, stands in between Maj. Christopher M. Siekman, commanding officer of Recruiting Station Baton Rouge, and Sgt. Maj. Shawn Corcoran, sergeant major of Recruiting Station Baton Rouge, as they pose for a photo during the Bayou Classic Welcome Reception Nov. 25, 2016, at the West Bunker Club in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana. The appearance of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement. 3015184. Public domain.

Iraq by Way of Stoughton: A Marine’s story

Shawn C. Corcoran grew up in Stuttgart, Germany, the child of a United States military family. Corcoran returned to the United States to finish his high school education in Stoughton, Wisconsin. In 1990, following his graduation, he enlisted in the Marine Corps in Madison, Wisconsin. Initially posted to Camp Pendleton,

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Wisconsin Was There: Desert Storm Commemorating the 30th Anniversary of Persian Gulf War, Part II

After over a month of the air campaign, with a final ultimatum for Iraqi forces to evacuate Kuwait expired, the ground campaign began. In Saudi Arabia, along the border with Iraq and Kuwait, the coalition forces rolled forward along the over 330 mile front.  Helen Gurkow of the 13th Evac Hospital, remembered the opening phase of

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Wisconsin Was There: Desert Storm Commemorating the 30th Anniversary of Persian Gulf War, Part I

 On 24 February 1991, after 40 consecutive days of around-the-clock aerial campaign, the ground offensive phase of Operation Desert Storm (code named Operation Desert Sabre) began at 4am Saudi time.    Over the last six months this final, and perhaps inevitable, assault loomed on the horizon for the nearly one million

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TALKING SPIRITS CEMETERY TOURS

CEMETERY TOURS GO 360 THIS YEAR Because we want to keep everyone safe and healthy during the pandemic, we will not be presenting in-person cemetery tours this year. While we agree that this change is a disappointment, the museum staff will present Talking Spirits Cemetery Tours: Myths and Realities through

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