FARMINGTON, MO, USA U.S. Marines SSGT, HQ CO, 3D BN, 1ST MAR, RCT-1, 1ST MAR DIV, CAMP PENDLETON, CA AL ANBAR PROVINCE, IRAQ 07/10/2004
Trevor was literally the face of the US Marine Corps for the four years from 1996-2000. He was featured in recruitment materials because of his looks and his responsible attitude. He was a people person who never met a stranger. One can only imagine his mother’s pride on Mother’s Day 1996 when Trevor presented her with a brand new US Marines promotional poster featuring her son’s face.
Trevor was born on November 22, 1967, in Abington, Pennsylvania. He moved to Farmington, MO with his mother when he was 5. He became an Eagle Scout in 1983 and went on to graduate from Farmington High School in June 1984. Following graduation Trevor entered the US Marine Corp and went on to serve during Operation Desert Storm in 1991. He worked for awhile at a desk job, but ultimately requested to go back into the infantry to he could fight alongside his fellow Marines. He returned to Iraq for a second tour in 2002, came home for a month, and returned again. His last tour began on June 16, 2004.
Being a Marine was very important to Trevor. He was patriotic and proud of what he was doing. He also loved speed, and in September 2003 bought a Harley. He is greatly missed by his mother Pam Oder; his father Trevor L Spink Sr. of Florida; his brother Lucas Kozloski of Farmington; and other loving family members and friends.