Brandon Lawson, the new director of recruiting for Eastern Kentucky University Football in Richmond, Ky, on May 11, 2016. As a Marine, Lawson was a crew chief for Marine One, the helicopter that transports the President of the United States in 2007-08.
Brandon Lawson, the new director of recruiting for Eastern Kentucky University Football in Richmond, Ky, on May 11, 2016. As a Marine, Lawson was a crew chief for Marine One, the helicopter that transports the President of the United States in 2007-08. Pablo Alcala palcala@herald-leader.com
Brandon Lawson, the new director of recruiting for Eastern Kentucky University Football in Richmond, Ky, on May 11, 2016. As a Marine, Lawson was a crew chief for Marine One, the helicopter that transports the President of the United States in 2007-08. Pablo Alcala palcala@herald-leader.com

A Marine goes from transporting President Bush to organizing EKU football recruiting

May 12, 2016 2:07 PM

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Mark Story

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I am a native Kentuckian, a graduate of North Hardin High School (Radcliff) and the University of Kentucky. I came to the Herald-Leader in the glamorous position of agate clerk on Aug. 27, 1990. Since that time, I’ve worked as small-college beat reporter, sports enterprise/investigative reporter and, since August, 2001, as a full-time sports columnist.