Three Generations of Marines
They say once it gets in your blood, it's hard to shake. That holds true with the Sparks family. For three generations they've been a part of one of the most loyal organizations in the world--the Marines. For three generations they have answered the call of duty. Walter enlisted in the Vietnam era, his oldest son, Scott, served during Desert Storm, his youngest son, Matt, served two tours in Iraq, and now his grandson, Michael, has served in Afghanistan and is currently stationed in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.
Walter was a junior in high school when he made the decision to join the Marines. The year was 1966. “My dad was in the Army, and I had an uncle that was in the Marine Corps. I admired the tradition of the Marines and what they stood for.