Name: Ryan Lovell
Branch: Marine Corps
Age Joined: 19
Years Served: 7 years
What made you want to serve our country?
I joined so I could be a part of something bigger.
What advice would you give someone looking to go into the military?
Make sure to research jobs to find one you’ll enjoy.
What’s your favorite quote?
It is what it is!
Did you make any close friendships while in the service? Did you continue any of those relationships?
Yes a few of us are still close.
What was the best and worst ‘military’ food you were served, and why?
The best was the food in Italy and the worst is the hot chow in the field.
Tell me a funny story you experienced that could only happen in the military.
I had a Marine to put on his gas mask filters and he passed out after freaking out and not being able to breath.
How does your military experience affect your life today?
It makes me more disciplined.
Do you recall the day your service ended? Where were you?
I’m still active duty.
Where did you travel while in the service?
Italy, Romania, Israel, Spain, Germany
Why did you pick the service branch you joined?
My uncle told me about all the good times he had and said it would make
me a better person.
Do you recall your first days in service?
Just running and screaming