Crystal Stokes

The Lionhearted

Crystal Stokes

Another veteran in southern California, Crystal Stokes joined the Marine Corps in 1998 and served 11 years, earning the rank of sergeant. She completed three tours, one in Kuwait and two in Iraq, and returned home with PTSD and MST. Crystal found ways to help cope with what she was going through; she has a black belt and is a MCMAP instructor, rifle and pistol coach, combat conditioning specialist, and also played women’s professional football. 


Crystal Strokes


United States Marine Corps