View Full Version : An apology.
06-07-03, 12:55 PM
To one and all.
I just found out this morning, from my Marine son, that some information that I had received about my son's promotion to Corporal prior to leaving for Kuwait, was premature. Unfortunately I allowed my pride, for his achievement, to post this information to the members of this website. I'm very sorry to have misled each and everyone of you. Heck, I don't like being misled myself! Being the third party to information is an iffy proposition, to say the least.
The great news, based on this mornings conversation with my Marine son, is that on May 2, 2003 he was meritoriously promoted to Corporal for combat related actions. The promotion ceremony occured this last week at Camp Lejeune.
Lessons learned? You bet. If you want information about a loved one it is best to hear it from the loved one.
Once again, I am sorry if I misled anyone.
My best to all.
06-07-03, 01:14 PM
Congrats to your Marine!
We all learned from your experience. I doubt anyone would hold it against you.
06-07-03, 01:19 PM
**** happens, Osotogary. We all get caught that way once in awhile. It's good to verify the facts, as difficult as that can sometimes be.
BTW kids. That's integrity ya saw there.
06-07-03, 01:25 PM
Leatherneck.com has a greeting card section which includes promotions for all ranks up to the Sergeants Major of the Marine Corps. If your son has an email address you can send him a Marine greeting card. You can find the Corporal card here: http://www.leatherneck.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=5&papass=&sort=1
Just click on "Send as e-Card "
Congrats to your son and thank you for the integrity.
06-07-03, 03:57 PM
To err is human. To forgive is....frickn divine.
Thanks a bunch.
06-07-03, 05:26 PM
I agree with Bones, here. This was a show of integrity as its finest.
A phrase to some, a way of life to others. :marine:
Congrats are still in order. You and Mom stand tall.
06-08-03, 05:35 AM
Give your NCO My Best.
SAEPE EXPERTUS, SEMPER FIDELIS, FRATRES AETERNI
"Often Tested, Always Faithful, Brothers Forever"
07-25-03, 06:43 PM
I'm happy to share these photos with all of you with my sons permission. Enjoy!
07-25-03, 06:48 PM
(2 of 3)
07-25-03, 06:51 PM
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07-25-03, 07:21 PM
Thanks for sharing Gary.......
Give your son our best............
07-25-03, 07:56 PM
Only one word can describe his promotion and photos:
I'm with Top... Very motivatin'! Makes me want to go out and blow s**t up!
Actually makes me a little homesick for those days and the comradrie...
Semper Fi Lads
07-25-03, 08:27 PM
Group photo with son in the middle, on one knee.
07-25-03, 08:45 PM
Enjoy them as much as I am.
07-26-03, 02:10 AM
Outstanding pics Gary! Thanks for sharing them with us.
The pic of your son on the radio needs a caption. (Could it be contest time?)
07-26-03, 05:22 AM
"The pic of your son on the radio needs a caption."
"Mom, can you call me back later, I'm a little busy right now."
Thanks for sharing the photos... Tell your son that we are proud of him and Congrats...
07-26-03, 10:06 AM
"I don't give a flying ****! Your ad say's, "All pizzas will be delivered within 30 minutes."
Do your son a great favor keep these locked up (at least a copy) so when he does get out he will have some pics. to show off with the storys. I lost all mine through all the moves except one of my unit in Gitmo whised I had more. Congrats on the promotion.
07-26-03, 11:40 PM
A very fine looking Marine, you can be very proud of him. If only
we could be young again and kicking a** and taking names. But
we had your time and now it's up to the New Breed.
07-27-03, 09:49 AM
Dang he's a big ole boy. Thanks for sharing the pic's.
07-29-03, 07:58 AM
In the one where he is holding the picture he kind of looks like Caparzo form Saving Private Ryan (Vin Desil right?)
07-31-03, 07:45 PM
He does look like Vin. :yes: For those looking forward to entering the USMC (like myself), I think that these pics give more motivation to be part of something above your self and having fun while doing it. That pic with all the boys was a reminder of being part of a family and thats what makes it all the more meaningful
A SOON TO BE, USMC
08-06-03, 06:45 AM
Good to go.