Dennis Litalien is a husband, father and grandfather. He served our country for 23 years as a United States Marine, and is a small business owner and concerned citizen of Carteret County. He is married to Renee Hawthorne, a retired government employee he met in 1997 while stationed at Camp Lejeune. Dennis has two grown children, Jason and Julie who both served honorably as Coast Guard reservists. He has lived in Eastern North Carolina almost continuously since first arriving here as a Marine in 1986.