The Frontline Generation
Marjorie’s biggest battle actually took place when she became a mother to her son, Henk. At 6-months-old he was diagnosed with a type of infant cancer called Neuroblastoma. Marjorie and her husband, Charles, anchored down in their faith during this difficult time, and the greatest blessing of their life were the sweet words, “clear margins.” Henk remains cancer free and a cancer survivor today!
Marjorie drew from her time in the military to survive that crucible in her life, and started to write. Marjorie published her work and was recognized in 2017 as the award-winning author of a National Independent Publisher Book Award (IPPY) for The Frontline Generation: How We Served Post 9/11. The book began as a personal memoir for her son and became the first to define post 9/11 service and leadership. It was a featured title for Hudson Booksellers in airports across the U.S. (2016-2017) and is on the recommended reading list for the U.S. Army Military Intelligence Center of Excellence library and museum.
As a spouse of a soldier, Marjorie also understands life from the perspective of military family members. Her husband, Charles, served a career in the U.S. Army as a Ranger, and as an AH-64 Apache Longbow and AH-6 Little Bird aviator, with multiple combat deployments. He retired out of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment in 2017.
After 20 years, living across the country and around the world, Marjorie and Charles could finally choose their forever home. They chose the heart of the triangle and moved to Cary, North Carolina. The Eastman family share their home with two shelter rescue dogs, Peanut and Hailey, and two cats, Friendship and Bigsby.