When Adam Dew was a kid, he had the same ideas of what he would do when he grew up that other kids had: pilot, astronaut.
But Adam’s father was a Marine, and Adam had heard about the Corps his entire life.
“The Marine recruiter was different. I got the feeling that they expected more from me than the other services did,” said Dew.
Adam Dew enlisted in the Marine Corps before his senior year of high school, and was on a waiting list until graduation. He graduated on June 1, and flew out of Jacksonville to basic training five days later.