LCpl Eric Ward
On this 235th Birthday of the United States Marine Corps ( Nov. 10, 2010 ) Marine LCpl Eric Ward has been inducted into the North American Self-Defense Association Honor Roll. LCpl Ward grew up in the Snoqualmie Valley area of Washington State where he participated in various activites such as football, baseball and tae kwon do. Then after his graduation from Mt Si High School in Snoqualmie, Washington he joined the Marine Corps. Sadly, on Feb. 21, 2010 LCpl Ward was killed in action while serving as a Marine Corps Machine Gunner in Afghanistan.
Jim "Mother" Brundage
On Thursday, November 10th, 2016 Marine Corps combat veteran Jim "Mother" Brundage was inducted into the NASA Honor Role. Jim served in the Vietnam War back in 1969 as a machine gunner with Mike Company Third Battalion First Marine Division. During his tour there his fellow Marines gave him the nick name "Mother" because he was always giving new guys sound advise on how to survive combat situations in the deadly jungles of Vietnam. After leaving the Marine Corp he became a Seattle police officer then served in this position for 5 years until he and his wife Connie decided to open their own business. Please note that several years ago Jim "Mother" Brundage was awarded the rank of 1st Degree Black Belt in Umibushi Combat Jiujitsu by the executive director of the North American Self-Defense Association,Hanshi Jim Curtis, who served as a machine gunner along side Jim Brundage in Vietnam and considers "Mother" one of the true American Heroes of our time.