For the USMC fans – at 25 years of age, this is Sgt. Brian Early’s third deployment. He uses his past experiences to lead his Marines today. A Libby, Mont. native, the Marines know Early by his natural, happy mood. He tries to think of his men as little brothers. It reminds him he is responsible for the lives of other people’s sons. He has a wife and a two-year-old son.

Video by: Cpl. Austin Long