Alumni.NET ModeratorRichards salutes graduate Mike Eastman
At the Homecoming game on Friday night, the Richards community continued its tradition of saluting graduates who have served in the American armed forces. We thanked Mike Eastman, Class of 2008, for serving with the U.S. Marine Corps.
Mike served as a field radio operator with Combat Logistics Battalion 1 based at Camp Pendleton, California. While in the Marine Corps he was deployed to Afghanistan twice serving both times for seven months in the Helmand Province
In 2012 he was Honorably Discharged from active service and awarded a Good Conduct Medal, Letter of Appreciation, Combat Action Ribbon, Meritorious Mast, and NATO Medal among others.
Currently Mike serves as a fireman with the Chicago Fire Department.