Station Marine displays passion for creativity

Marine Corps Air Station Yuma
Story by Lance Cpl. Sean Dennison

Date: 04.19.2012
Posted: 05.17.2012 11:37
News ID: 88557
Station Marine displays passion for creativity

YUMA, Ariz. — Do you know a ventriloquist? A violinist? A pianist? Someone who writes poetry? How about an illusionist? Well, now you do.<br /> <br /> Lance Cpl. Gerod Wallace, a Marine Attack Squadron 513 ordnance technician, and a native of Bay Minette, Ala., does all the above.<br /> <br /> Wallace traces his enjoyment of hands-on artistry to his youth.<br /> <br /> “My parents were children youth ministers, so it’s no wonder I got into those things,” he said. He also acted as his church’s youth pastor for a time.<br /> <br /> His hands have found themselves controlling things such as musical instruments to marrionettes.<br /> <br /> Possessing more than two decades worth of experience in various art forms, including music and artistry, Wallace uses his talents for a variety of reasons, from relieving the stress of the day to simply having fun. His creative mindset has also lent him an altruistic attitude toward those around him.<br /> <br /> “I’d like to be able to do stuff that helps other people get their dreams accomplished.”