From GHS to Master Gunnery Sergeant

by marlys good

Shawn Moberly, 1991 GHS grad and son of Karen and the late John Moberly, can remember way back when he was in the first grade and students were handed out “packets” asking what he/she wanted to be when they “grew up.” (He thinks his teacher might have been the late Peg Kvale.)

That was back in the late ‘70s, but Moberly remembers one of his aspirations was to be a Marine.

Mission accomplished. Moberly joined the Marines in June 1991, has served three different tours in Iraq, one in Afghanistan, and most recently was promoted to Master Gunnery Sgt., the highest non-commissioned rank possible to attain.

“I guess I’m living my dream,” he laughed when contacted in Pensacola, Fla., where he has been stationed for the past three years. “It’s absolutely amazing; it’s all I thought it would be,” he said.

Shawn’s dad John graduated from Greybull High School in 1965. A helicopter pilot who flew gun ships, he served two tours in Vietnam.

Moberly and his wife Krista, have three sons: Sean, 24, recently discharged from the Marine Corps, now attending college in North Carolina; Brice, 22, who lives and works in Pensacola, and Logan, 11, a sixth grader.