Casto, Donna, Cpl

Data Systems
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Current Service Status
USMC Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Current/Last Primary MOS
4034-Computer Operator
Current/Last MOSGroup
Data Systems
Previously Held MOS
521-Basic Marine, Enlisted
4016-Data Processing Equipment Operator
4034-Computer Operator IBM S/361
Primary Unit
1978-1980, 4034, MCAS Yuma, AZ
Service Years
1977 - 1983



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What are you doing now:

Wow, it's been a long time since I last updated. Since my last posting I've become an empty-nester. My oldest son, the Marine, has come and gone a few times to visit home seeing his brother graduate high school then off to university. He's returned from Iraq and working on V-22 Ospreys in Miramar. I need to plan a summer trip out to see him and take a look around his new toy!  My youngest is nearing the end of his freshman year at the University of Missouri.  He's THINKING sports medicine...but that'll change numerous times before he locks in his major/minor.

I am still adjusting to the "empty nest"...actually it sucks! I miss my boys so very much, but realize they must fly on their own. I don't suppose I'll be around forever.  It's quiet around the house. We lost our precious Blue Heeler (Weezy) last November...THAT was so hard as we had made the decision to let her go.  She was sick and going to hurt.It was very hard holding her as she slipped away while I whispered how much she was loved and how grateful we were having her in our life. We still have Osar (yellow lab) and he's 11 yrs young and loving his new hair cut....bounces around like a puppy.  I'm still working despite our sucky economy.  Regardless when it's time to move on, it's time...thankfully I'm prepared and anxious, if that makes any sense. My sweetheart was unemployed for 15 months before landing a fantastic job with tons of opportunity for him.  He's traveling a bit more than I care for, but it's his life. Overall life is good and I am happy...that's all that matters anymore...kinda. ;)

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Alright I need help finding pictures, videos, etc of my graduating platoon. I would love to have names to put with the faces. Some I remember; other's were quiet and stayed to themselves. Boot camp was followed by Data Processing "A" School in San Diego where I enjoyed the solitude of Point Loma during off duty time. Permanent duty station was in Yuma, Az at MCAS from '77-'83. What an awesome place and experience. I made tons of friends and wish them well. I would love to hear from any WM that graduated from the group joining March of '77 having DI's Potter and Bennet and ? ... help me remember!

"Semper Fi" ...

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1977, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), 3a
 Unit Assignments
Recruiting UnitsMCRD (Cadre) San Diego, CAMCAS Yuma, AZ
  1977-1980, 521, HQ, 1st MCD, Eastern Recruiting Region, Parris Island, SC
  1977-1980, 4016, MCRD (Cadre) San Diego, CA
  1978-1980, 4034, MCAS Yuma, AZ
 Colleges Attended
Park University
  1975-1976, Others/Not Listed
  1981-1982, Others/Not Listed
  1996-1999, Missouri Western State College
  2007-Present, Park University
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Proudly 'he' plans to serve.
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