Marine Sgt. Maj. Brian Taylor and Sgt. Maurice Bease bonded when they served together in Fighter Attack Squadron 225 at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in the late 1990s. Taylor became a mentor to Bease - a father figure of sorts.
Taylor told the Baltimore Sun:
"He needed direction, so I just sort of kind of took him under my wing."
In 2000, Taylor left San Diego for Japan. Bease was ...