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Raised on a small farm in northwestern Minnesota, a picturesque oak savanna region homesteaded by pioneering  ancestors.  At university majored in history, developed and 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.


Iron worker in Los Angeles in '85

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

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

Series Commander, MCRD

San Diego, 1984


photographs always favor the face

Drinking in Tokyo

A delightful

formal party


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.

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

Bardufoss, Norway,

NATO exercise,

O-1 Bird Dog aircraft

Kuwait City following end of hostilities, '91

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