Series Commander, MCRD

San Diego, 1984

Iron worker in Los Angeles in '85


Raised on a small farm in northwestern Minnesota, a picturesque oak savanna region homesteaded by pioneering  ancestors.  At university majored in history, developed and co-taught the Life and Times of Henry VIII during senior year.  Entered officer training, commissioned a Second Lieutenant, United States Marine Corps.  Posted to the Fleet Marine Force, served on allied cross-training assignments and in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, the First Gulf War.  Independently produced Iwo Jima: 50 Years of Memories in 1995.

"What's past is prologue"
The Tempest
"What's past is prologue"
The Tempest

Shaking hands...

but with whom??

Drinking in Tokyo

A delightful

formal party

Swearing in: Summer '81 - Major Ronning said I was the first officer recruit he'd seen who read the entire contract

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Cobra Gold '85: Forward Air Controller with 3D ANGLICO, cross-training with Thai SF


photographs always favor the face


Praxis Africa's motto:

Catalyzing Sustainable Development - Amongst Africa's Smallholder Market. 

Development operations planned for Burundi, Ghana, Liberia, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Togo. 

Dean uses his leadership skills to advance this effort in his role as

Director of Operations.


Dream House was a TV reality series produced by HGTV in 2000. 

Dean appeared in

Series 6, with thirteen

30 minute, nationally broadcast episodes, depicting the renovation of his circa 1878 four-story townhouse, located near Logan Circle in Washington, D.C.

Bardufoss, Norway,

NATO exercise,

O-1 Bird Dog aircraft

Kuwait City following end of hostilities, '91


Site supervisor at TSFO Camp Pendleton

Site supervisor at TSFO Camp Pendleton

English Ruins

Townhouse restored on Dream House series in 2000

High School graduation '76...disco prince

Iwo Jima: 50 Years of Memories
Certain stories require the listening heart of a fellow veteran

Dean produced Iwo Jima: 50 Years of Memories in 1995 to share the hidden stories of Iwo Jima veterans. Buy the DVD now for $50! $25 of the proceeds go to the Semper Fi & America's Fund. Go to the Iwo Jima: 50 Years of Memories tab.

Desert Shield: Camp LeJeune, December '90 - preparing to deploy