"Charlie Mike" (The Mission Continues)

Sgt. 1st Class David Marshall looked for community service opportunities while stationed at Ft. Meade, Md. He discovered The Mission Continues, a nonprofit whose goal is to empower veterans to find purpose through community impact. Marshall's first project was serving meals to the homeless in Baltimore. The experience opened his eyes to the needs of the disadvantaged and how his fellow service members and veterans had found a way to continue their dedication to selfless service outside of the military. After a short time with The Mission Continues, he was asked to become a “platoon leader” and founded a second service platoon with his wife, Jillian, which focused on the Harlem Park West neighborhood in west Baltimore. He planned and executed multiple service projects that revitalized the area.

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