Company President, Joshua Murphy, announced today that ITS has been accepted as a member of the “Major General Marion Carl Foundation,” Roseburg, Oregon. Joshua Murphy will be serving on the Foundation’s board as the Director of UAS Programs.
Mr. Murphy praised the Foundation and said “we are so proud to be a member, as a Marine, I can sincerely say I am honored and overjoyed that ITS is part of such a memorable organization. It reminds me of an old quote by Ned Dolan “Freedom is not free, but the U.S. Marine Corps will pay most of your share.”
Major General Marion E. Carl, the Marine Corps’ first air ace who downed 10 enemy aircraft during the battle for Guadalcanal, was twice awarded the Navy Cross, and who finished World War II with 18 kills to his credit, was killed 28 June 1998 during a robbery at his home in Roseburg, Oregon.
Born 1 November 1915, in Hubbard, Oregon, he graduated with a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Oregon State College in 1938. A member of the ROTC unit while attending college, he resigned an Army Reserve commission to accept appointment as a Marine aviation cadet in August 1938, and was designated a Naval aviator with the rank of second lieutenant in the Marine Corps on 1 December 1939.
For more details on MG Marion Carl, please visit his official biography.
(Originally posted 2012-August-1)