I just wanted to say a few things about a person that was very near and dear to my heart - Corporal James Monroe “ Rooster” Dixon III. I had the distinct pleasure in meeting this man in one of the most terrifying experiences a young person would put themselves through - Marine Corps Boot Camp. When we thought we wouldn’t make it through there.... we did. I also was lucky enough to stay with him through SOI (School Of Infantry). Rarely do Marines get to go through their entire enlistment with the same people, but we did. We did two combat deployments. However, he was a bigger man than me and went on to do a third one to show how much he loved his country. There were certain situations where he would act like your brother, or others where he could throw on the “mamma” role too. But the greatest thing about him was that he never was acting. He was my brother, and above all that he was our nation’s HERO. No one will ever forget the sacrifices James gave for God, Marine Corps, and our Country.