Marine Corps


#MemorialDay: Honor And Remember Marine Lance Corporal Kyle W. Burns

Posted on May 25th, by Nina Bookout in IB Less Lethal Blog. No Comments

In 2002, just after graduating from high school in Laramie, WY, a young man named Kyle W. Burns joined the Marine Corps. Understandably, given the events of 9/11 and all that had transpired in the months since then, his mother Jocelyn tried to talk him out of it. However, he prevailed and reported for basic training at San Diego’s Marine Corps Recruit Depot.

The Marine Corps was a good fit for a young man who was a thrill seeker, adventurer, and practical joker. His cousin Trish remembers those adventures quite well:

We, along with our other cousins would spend summers with our grandparents in Buffalo, WY. We had the time of our lives. Every summer consisted of fireworks and shooting guns. We’d kill anything that crossed our paths whether it was rocks, plants, trees, or animals. Grandma would give us $100 to buy whatever fireworks we wanted. Let … Read More »