QUANTICO, Va. – Master Gunnery Sergeant Marc P. Morin was honored on his retirement from the Marine Corps on June 2.

Morin, native of Lewiston, enlisted in the Marines under the delayed entry program in September 1975. He departed for boot camp at Parris Island in June 1976.

Morin graduated in September and went on to school at 29 Palms, Calif. After graduating from a basic electronics course, Morin was transferred to Fort Gordon, Ga.

During the years he trained in cryptographic equipment and as a drill instructor. He served as cryptographic maintenance chief and maintenance operations chief, battalion operations chief and electronics maintenance chief. He also served in the Military Police.

Besides serving at various posts around the United States, Morin was in Okinawa, Japan, several times.

Morin was assigned to the 4th Marine Amphibious Brigade, deploying to Saudi Arabia in August 1990 for Desert Shield and Desert Storm until April 1991. He supervised operations aboard the Marine Preposition Shipping Vessels. He was promoted to his present rank in November 1998.

During his final assignment began in August 2001 Morin was assigned to Marine Corps System Command where he became operations officer of PM Communications Systems.

Morin received a bachelor of arts degree in social science from Chapman University in August 1997; a bachelor of arts degree in history with a minor in psychology from the University of Maryland in May 2000; a graduate degree in education in December 2002; and he will complete his second master’s in management in August.

Decorations include Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with One Star, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with Two Stars, Good Conduct Medal ninth award and the Combat Action Ribbon.

He has been married to his wife, Barbara, for 26 years and they have two children, Melissa, who has returned from Okinawa after three years as a food service manager, and Michael, who graduated from high school and will attend the University of Nevada Reno in the fall. Morin is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gerry Morin of Lewiston.

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