The 8th & I Reunion Association
An organization of Marines
who served at
8th & I Streets, S.E.,
Webmasters of 8thandI.com
CHESTER "CHET" RUSSO ... Webmaster 2003 - 2005
In 2003, 8th & I Marine Chester "Chet" Russo, Pittsfield, MA, created our 8th & I website. During 1972-1974, Chet served in the Ceremonial Guard Company (was the company administration chief/ backup parade and award announcer) at 8th & I. He entered the USMC in 1961 and was discharged in 1965. In 1968, he returned to the Corps and was sent to Vietnam (1st Marine Aircraft Wing, VMO-2, as a UH1E gunner and logistician). Chet was, again, discharged from the Corps in 1975, at which time he began a long career with the Department of Defense in Pittsfield, MA. He retired with his wife, Caroline, in 2005. Early 2005, Chet transferred his webmaster responsibilities to 8th & I Marine Stephen A. Trimble, Esq., 1957-1958. NOTE: Chet Russo passed away on 22 July 2011.
Chester (Chet) William Russo - 1944-2011
Chester William Russo, 67, of Greenville, N.C., departed this life on Friday July 22, 2011, at Inpatient Hospice of Greenville after enduring a courageous battle with cancer. Chester "Chet" was born in Saugus, on June 11, 1944 and was preceded in death by his father, Chester "Chick" Russo and stepmother, Madeleine, of Saugus. Chet leaves behind his wife of 27 years, Caroline Russo of Lanesboro; son, Christopher Russo and daughter-in-law, Sandy, of Denver, Colo.; sister, Donna (Russo) Plachowicz and husband Dan of Tewksbury, and brother, Dan Russo and wife, Tammy, of Zebulon, N.C. In-laws include Paul, Daniel, David and Thomas Desaulniers, Patricia Nally, Denise Mais, Jeanne St.Martin and Elaine Desaulniers. He also leaves several nieces and nephews whom he cherished dearly. Chet attended Saugus High School before joining the Marine Corps in 1961 and proudly served his country with various posts including Washington, D.C., the Mediterranean, and two tours in Vietnam with the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, VMO-2. He received numerous military honors and was decorated with the distinguished Silver Star for gallantry in action. The Marine Corps was his true "second family" with this bond always part of his daily spirit and internal makeup. After leaving the Corps in 1975, Chet worked for The Defense Dept as a Cost/Price Analyst, Contracts Administrator, and later retired as IT Systems Analyst for the Defense Plant Representative Office in Pittsfield. He retired in 1999 with 30 years of service and was blessed with many friendships during his civilian career. Chet was a big man with an even bigger heart! His passions in life were sharing great times with family and friends, loving his pets, NASCAR racing, fishing and always a daily dose of humor. The Russo family would like to thank the staff at Pitt Memorial Hospital and Hospice of Greenville, N.C., for their tireless care and compassion. Charitable donations in the name of Chester Russo can be made to those of one's choice.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on July 28, 2011
STEPHEN A. TRIMBLE ... Webmaster 2005 - 2009
Early 2005, 8th & I Marine Stephen A. Trimble, Esq., Washington, DC, assumed our webmaster responsibilities. Under his watch, our 8th & I website developed into a model of excellence; he documented a lot of our 8th & I history for future generations. During 1957-1958, Steve was assigned to the Marine Corps Institute Company and the Ceremonial Guard Company, Silent Drill Platoon, at 8th & I. He graduated from the University of North Carolina (battalion commander of the NROTC unit / co-captain and most valuable player of the varsity lacrosse team) and entered the Corps as a commissioned officer in 1955. In 1958, following his discharge from the Corps, he enrolled at the Georgetown Law Center at night. Steve was admitted to the DC bar in 1961 and went on to become a prominent civil attorney in DC. His father and grandfather (was a member of the United States Supreme Court) were also prominent DC attorneys. Steve's loving wife of 44 years, Mary Ellen, passed away on 28 May 2008. NOTE: When Stephen A. Trimble, Esq., accepted our webmaster responsibilities, he was chronically ill with emphysema; he passed away from emphysema complications on 5 August 2009. Following Steve's passing, Corrina Wolfe, USMC 1977-1981, graciously volunteered to serve as our webmaster.
1st Lt. Stephen A. Trimble, Esq.- 1933-2008
5 August 2009, our dedicated, caring, and pro bono webmaster, 8th & I Marine 1st Lt. Stephen A. Trimble, Esq., Marine Corps Institute Company and Ceremonial Guard Company, 1957-1958, passed away. He was 76 years of age. Steve loved the United States Marine Corps and he was especially proud of his assignment at the Marine Barracks, 8th & I Streets, Washington, DC. Late 2004, Steve assumed his webmaster responsibilities and, under his watch, our 8th & I website developed into a model of excellence; he documented a lot of our 8th & I history for future generations. Although he had significant medical challenges, Steve continued to serve as our webmaster until his death. In addition, he also served as webmaster for the 8th & I Center House Association.
1st Lt. Stephen A. Trimble, Esq., was truly a remarkable man and Marine! We will miss him.
Rest in peace, Steve. Well done, Marine!
Corrina Wolfe ... 8th and I Webmaster - 2009 to Present
Late 2009, following the 5 August 2009 passing of Stephen A. Trimble, Esq., Corrina Wolfe, Sgt, USMC, graciously volunteered to serve our 8th & I Marines as their webmaster. Corrina served in the USMC, 1977-1981, at MAG 31, H&MS 31 MCAS Beaufort, SC, achieving the rank of sergeant as the Orders Clerk for the 1000 member squadron, plus 7 squadrons under Mag 31 for deployments. She was the Acting Squadron Gunny during her last year of service. Corrina is married to 8th & I Marine MGySgt. Dennis Wolfe, Drum Major, U.S. Marine Band ("The President's Own"), 1994-1999 / USMC 1976-2000. Following her discharge from the Corps, Corrina stayed home to raise their daughter. Corrina is a member of the Women's Memorial, Washington, DC and the Lebanon, PA, Marine Corps League Detachment 525 (she also serves as the detachment's webmaster). We thank you, Corrina, for your dedication to our 8th & I Marines!
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