Over the course of some 30 years, I met influential leaders from various walks of life--most of them either directly or indirectly “At Herb Harmon’s Invitation”
Some are listed in the Marine Corps Marathon Hall of Fame.
I was following orders when I drove from Quantico to a business lunch at Portofino’s, Alexandria to meet Herb Harmon. Steve Merrill and Renaldo Keene were my immediate supervisors. Our boss, the PAO (Public Affairs Officer) was the late Lt Col Barbara “Bobbi” Weinberger under the command of the late Lt General Frank Peterson at CCDC (formerly MCCED) Quantico . Steve “supervised” my assignment in 1997 as Public Affairs Liaison to the Marine Corps Marathon Ad Hoc Publicity Committee. Ron succeeded Steve as my PAC (Public Affairs Chief).
I was received by Herb Harmon’s Ad Hoc Publicity Committee, and since then, life has never been the same.