Veteranology #10 – Kenneth Elliott

Episode 10!  Kenneth Elliott is a Marine Corps veteran, serving as a machine gunner for the 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines Regiment from 2005 to 2009.  He served two tours, first to Iraq and then to Afghanistan.

Kenneth is currently a police detective for the Houston, TX police department, assigned to murder investigations.  He has been a police officer for 5 years and has found great fulfillment in the line of duty.  During the episode we talk about the following and more:

-The difficulties he faced and overcame as a white cop in an urban neighborhood with a large minority population.

-The struggles of being a great Marine waiting to EAS and try and prepare for the civilian world.

-His befriending of a WW2 Marine veteran who landed at and helped take Iwo Jima.

-The efforts he and his partner took to help a homeless veteran reconnect with his distant family, get an ID and his birth certificate, and finally get VA support and a home.

-His important advice for young marines, veterans leaving the service, and those wishing to pursue a career in law enforcement.

I am incredibly proud to call this man my brother.  You will always find him doing the right thing, at the right time, for the right reason.


Show links:

The story about him befriending the WW2 Marine


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