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FROM OHS TO WSU TO USMC

Evan Davies and I (Dana Stiles) both graduated from OHS in 1985. We continued our education at WSU (class of 89) and after graduation Evan was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps. After Evan graduated from The Basic School we were married and began our life in the military.    

Military life can be challenging, adventurous and rewarding all at the same time. The Marine Corps has allowed us to live in many places and experience different cultures. We’ve lived in Oceanside, Fresno & Twenty Nine Palms CA, Jacksonville NC, Petersburg & Quantico VA and Okinawa Japan. We’ve also had the pleasure of visiting Korea, Singapore, Tokyo, Hawaii and many other US states. Along the way we’ve raised two boys that are preparing for college and made some lifelong friends.

On the downside, we’ve spent a lot of time apart while Evan’s been training or deployed to Okinawa, Iraq and Afghanistan. We’ve also missed a lot of family gatherings, class reunions and holidays with our family & friends in Orting.

Military life isn’t for everybody, but it’s been great for us. We’ve had some wonderful opportunities and experiences. Evan’s a Lieutenant Colonel now and is coming up on 24 years of service. After retirement we plan to move back home to WA. Maybe then we’ll finally be able to attend an Alumni Banquet!