Robert Shipp and his twin, Matthew, were raised in a tightly knit family in a house overlooking Hauser Lake, Idaho. They have a younger brother, CJ, 15, who is a sophomore at Lakeland Senior High School in Rathdrum. Their big sister, Lacey, 23, helps her parents, Dennis and Leslee, run the family business, The Hauser Lake Resort. Lacey is also a senior at Lewis-Clark State College. In late October, two weeks before deploying, Robert married Dusty Smith, of Hayden, in a hastily arranged ceremony. Although the young Marine looks forward to reuniting with his twin, his new wife and his family, he has also found a new family within the 3rd Platoon of Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment. "Marines give the brotherhood nobody else has," Robert said recently.