Sitting just in front of Waller was his second in command, Capt David Dixon Porter, known as Dave. Porter had been with him on Samar. He came from a long line of naval officers, the black sheep of his family. Porter already held the Medal of Honor, as did several of the other men in this room.
|Capt David Dixon Porter, XO of the Clerks and Writers.|
Seated across the table from Porter was the dapper 1stLt Earl Hancock Ellis, known as Pete. Sitting, reclining really, with an ever present drink in his hand. Pete was the Intelligence officer for the Clerks. Brilliant, self destructive, brave to the point of madness. Pete would need watching.
|Lt Ellis, the intel officer.|
|2ndLt Butler, taken as a Maj General many years later.|
|Sgt Dan Daly, wearing his two Medals of Honor, earned as a member of the company.|
"Gentlemen, We have just passed the 200 mile mark from shore. I will now open my sealed orders". Every Marine in the room stiffened. Tony ripped the envelope open and removed the packet of papers. He took his time reading them, at first it was to let the suspense build, but soon he was engrossed in the words. Looking up he eyed every man in the room. "Marines, we are headed for Europe." "It seems there are some artifacts on the loose that cannot be allowed to fall into the wrong hands. The wrong hands are anyone but ours".
This is the leadership of my Company, The Major General Commandant's Clerks and Writers. All of these men were real Marines; legends of the Corps. I've taken some liberties with some of the timelines, but this is an alternate history, fantasy game, after all. On Tuesday I'll follow up with the Company roster.