HELLO.

My name is Chris Berggren

I was a junior in high school when 9-11 happened. I wanted to do my part to ensure that something like that could never happen again. I also wanted to see the world and get money for college so I joined the Marine Corps.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Military Branch Served

Marine Corps

Where Served

Hawaii with 1st BN 3rd Marines. I was in the infantry and deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. I took part in the second battle of Fallujah in Iraq.

Date Served From

08/12/2003

Duty

Security for first Iraqi elections, training NCO, humanitarian aid NCO, MP

Date Served To

08/11/2007

Rank

Corporal (E4)

WHY SHARE MY MILITARY STORY

I think it is important to show students that joining the military is not something you do if you have no other options. It is something anyone can do and a great way to see the world, serve your country, and pay for college.

I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO SHARE

I have also served in AmeriCorps and the Peace Corps. I’m currently getting a Masters in Elementary Education. I have also talked with other classes before about my experience in the Marine Corps.

DEGREE.

B.A. in English & currently pursuing a M.A. in Elementary Education

I served in the Marine Corps from 2003-2007. I was in 1/3 Charlie Company stationed in Hawaii, with deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. After I was honorably discharged I attended UNL and began working at an after school program for sixth through twelfth graders. I really liked working with kids, so I decided to serve in the Peace Corps as a Youth Development Volunteer. I was placed in Costa Rica and worked with the schools in my site to keep kids off drugs and in school. I’m currently in a Masters program for Elementary Education.

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Chris Berggren

Participating School District

Lincoln Public Schools

Days Available

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Best Time

Afternoon

REQUEST TO ATTEND CLASS

Please submit your request at least 14 days in advance.

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