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Interview with Hope Long

In this interview, Hope Long discusses her twenty plus years of service in the United States Marine Corps. Long talks about her experiences at boot camp, her role as a Morse code operator, and the opportunities afforded to her because of her military service.

  • Hope M. Long


    Served in: Iraq War Peacetime

    From: San Angelo

    Hope Long was born in Topeka, Kansas in 1974. Her father was drafted into the Army during the Vietnam War, and his perspective on how the war was handled shaped Long’s views as well. She lived in Topeka until she joined the Marine Corps. During high school, she studied French and German, and realized her passion for languages. Long joined the Corps in the hopes of becoming a linguist, though she instead became a morse code operator. 

    Long served for twenty years before retiring from the Marines. She decided to attend Angelo State University after moving to San Angelo in 2012. 

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