Miami Valley StoryCorps
Wed May 25, 2011
Anne Branning and Rani Deighe Crowe
“He was getting into trouble, he was drinking too much, and he made a decision to go into the Marine Corps.” “What do you think being in the Marines gave to David, did for him?” “A sense of accomplishment, a sense of purpose.”
Rani Deighe Crowe of Brookville brought her long time friend Anne Branning to the StoryCorps booth just before Anne left Yellow Springs for New York City. In this very emotional interview, Anne shared memories of her brother David - a marine who died in Fallujah on November 12th, 2004. He was 21 years old.