Meet The Characters

CAPTAIN MARK LAWRENCE WHITBY, USMC

Mark comes from a long line of Military. His father was killed in Vietnam. His grandfather was a decorated World War II hero, his great grandfather fought in World War I, and his great, great, great grandfather fought in the Civil War.

Mark graduated high school, completed college in the Marines, and went to Officer’s Candidate School, graduating as Lieutenant Mark Whitby. Mark was severely wounded in Afghanistan, and was awarded The Purple Heart and The Medal of Honor for his bravery. Mark is tall, very masculine, and befits the stature of a Marine.

 

DEBORAH SULLIVAN WHITBY

Mark’s wife Deborah is a nurse. They met when he was recovering in the hospital from wounds he sustained on the battlefield in Afghanistan.

After earning a 4-year college degree in nursing, Deborah enlisted in the U.S. Army to be a nurse, rising through the ranks rapidly. She originally signed up for four years, but loved the Service so much, she stayed on. Deborah is tall, fit, and a beautiful strawberry blond.

 

MARINE LIEUTENTANT COLONEL LAWRENCE “LAW” WHITBY

Mark’s grandfather and mentor. Lawrence volunteered to fly an Army Air Force fighter plane to support the Allied troops landing in Normandy in 1944. His mission was to protect, at all costs, the huge number of planes dropping hundreds upon hundreds of paratroopers into France, behind German enemy lines. He was shot down, and severely wounded. In 1946, he was awarded The Purple Heart and The Medal of Honor for his bravery during the Normandy Invasion.

 

MARILYN WHITBY

Devoted wife of Lawrence Whitby, and Mark’s grandmother.

 

LIEUTENANT EDWARD GORALSKI

Law’s assistant, Edward is completely devoted to Lawrence and Marilyn Whitby.
He is like their adopted son, like the son they lost in Vietnam. He had been an executive officer of a Marine Corps Company, became disabled in combat, and is now in a  wheelchair,

 

GUNNERY SEARGANT LUCIANO “SCAR” SCARFIA

Scar has been by Mark’s side through many battles, having saved his life once. Mark is also very devoted to Scar, who also received The Purple Heart and The Medal of Honor.