Lt. General Lawrence F. Snowden has experienced much over the course of his lifetime. A true Southern gentleman, General Snowden presents a humble account of his life’s accomplishments — and they are many. At the age of 95, his mind is as sharp as a tack, his wit dry, and his demeanor humble and thankful for all he has achieved in an extraordinary life. In 2015, General Snowden was inducted into Florida’s Veterans Hall of Fame in recognition of his service to his country and his advocacy for elder Floridians. In 2016, he was presented two awards for lifetime public service, one from the Secretary of Defense and one from the Secretary of the Navy. This volume, which can serve as a companion to the oral history of General Snowden’s military career (History Division, U.S. Marine Corps, 2011), is a gift to his children, grandchildren, and future generations. It is also a tribute to his beloved Marine Corps and to all the citizens of the United States.