Born in southern Louisiana, Trent graduated from Pearl River High School, May 1996.
Two week after graduation he shipped to Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, where he underwent 12 weeks of Marine Corps Basic Training. After graduation, he was assigned to the 4th Marine Division, New Orleans.
Trent officially augmented to the active duty Marine Corps on Dec. 19, 1997, and was assigned to the Marine Forces Reserve Public Affairs office.
During his eleven-year career as a U.S. Marine, Trent acted as a combat correspondent, public affairs chief, more...