Carron (Walpole) Barrella was born and raised on the south side of Chicago. Along with the structure and discipline of Catholic schools, having three brothers prepared her for life in the United States Marine Corps.
She earned the title of Marine at age 18 and served as a Military Policeman (5811). She met and married her husband while both were stationed in Iwakuni, Japan. They settled to make their home and raise their children outside Denver, Colorado.
Carron is an avid runner, triathlete, and is a member of the Women Marines Association, as well as, Cooper's Troopers and other various veterans organizations.
She also has a serious chocolate addiction!
"More Than 36 Days" is the stories of 4 men who served as United States Marines during World War II
in the battle for Iwo Jima island.
It is NOT a typical war book as it focuses on the men, their backgrounds and how their war experiences defined them into the men they grew to become. They spent 36 days on the island but their stories are more than that!