View Full Version : Paths To Patriotism: A Marine Recruit

07-03-02, 10:15 AM
FOUNTAIN, COLO. -- Dontrell Lendsey didn't seem destined for the Marine
Corps. He planned to go to college and maybe play Division I basketball. His
adoptive mother is a Jehovah's Witness who believes God frowns on belonging
to any kind of militia. Mostly, the 19-year-old from Colorado says, he was
simply selfish. He couldn't envision the sacrifice joining the military
would entail, especially in service to a country he saw as materialistic and