Always a Marine Man

Kelly Zhu

Mac spent 4 years in the Marines operating weapons systems. Now at 30-years-old, he currently works at an electronic recycling center in Round Rock and is also attending school at ITT Technical Institute. Mac was stationed in Iwakuni, Japan for two 6 month time periods while he was in the Marines. He did not get to fight as much as he wanted to and worked on jets instead. The American flag he keeps in his room reminds him of the time him and his comrades raised it on the black-sanded beaches of Iwo Jima. Unlike many of his friends, Mac wanted to get to know and respect the Japanese culture while he was over there and took the time to learn some of the language. He was greatly influenced by the Japanese culture and brought home various collectibles and souvenirs.