Brian L. Jefferds

Date Submitted: 8/26/03

Brian writes:

After graduation, I went to Slippery Rock University for 3 years. When that wasn't exactly working out, I decided to go into the United States Army to "Be All I Could Be" for a couple of years and to finish my degree. That was almost 13 years ago and I'm still playing Army - and still working on that degree ;-). I moved to Colorado in 1990 and was quickly sent to the first edition of the Gulf War. I then lived in Colorado for 5 years before moving to Germany. I lived there from 1995 until 1998. What a great experience! Everyone should live in a foreign country at least once in their life.In 1998 I moved to Virginia Beach, VA where I lived until moving up here to Sault Sainte Marie, MI in 2001. Total opposite ends of the spectrum there. From the sun and sand of the beach to 6 plus feet of snowfall per year!! Oh, and also from a town with 3.5 million people to a town the size of Smethport! Anyways to make a long story short, I've lived temporarily in 22 countries including Iraq, Belize, Haiti, Greece, Austria, France (thank God for Mr. Miller's French Club!!), Bosnia, Croatia, Hungary, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait just to name a few. It's been a long fun ride so far and now for the past 2 years I've been working as an Army Recruiter trying to lure other young Americans into being their own "Army of One".

Along the way, I married my college sweetheart, Lisa Marie Mosko from Pittsburgh in 1991 and we have since had two wonderful daughters. We had our first daughter Alyssa Leigh in 1994 and our second daughter Breann Marie in 1995. I now spend most of my spare time doing something with them and our cocker spaniel Macy. Other than that I spend the rest of my time golfing, running, riding my mountain bike, or hunting and fishing.

After 7 more years of playing G.I. Joe, I look forward to retiring and returning back home somewhere in Western PA.

My email address is if anyone would like to contact me.

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