Robert E. Smith will not be using his right hand as much. About the only thing the former Master Sergeant could do with his right hand was shoot a rifle accurately, he says. While training with the Marine Corps, he switched back and forth, "left handed to right handed, left handed to right handed," he demonstrates in the cafeteria at Edward Jones' training facility in St. Louis.
"It's all about muscle memory," he explains. Having served in the Marines for more than 20 years, Smith started out in Luxembourg guarding an embassy and has since traveled to more than 30 other countries including Senegal, Iraq, and, last year, Bahrain. For five years after 9/11 he was the counter intelligence chief for President George W. Bush's helicopter squadron, HMX-1.
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