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  1. Following Orders

    Several Congressmen got together one day and decided too award a large grant to one of the armed forces of the U.S. So they called the Joint Chiefs of Staff together and told them they wanted to see what branch of service could follow orders to the T, no matter what. So a test was arranged, they wanted one member of each branch chosen, the best of the best. The next day members from the Air Force, Navy, Army and Marines were all standing tall, no one knew what was about too happen but knew it was ...

    Updated 10-29-10 at 02:15 PM by lloyd holland

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  2. To Blog or Not ?

    I'm thinking of starting my own blog, for the same reasons as the Gunny S.. Also I'm very sensitive to being unintentionally disrespectful to someone else's story or distracting from their presentation. If comments are welcome, that's one thing, but there are some that only want to vent, no discussion needed. And this particular subject is very personal to those of us that still inhabit our young combat self, despite our advanced current peacetime older bodies. I myself, if I attempt this, hopefully ...
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  3. Reenlistment help...

    I have been in the Marine Corps now since 2001. Upon my End of Active Service in 2005 I fell into the Individual Ready Reserves. After months of being lead around in circles I came in contact with a Prior Service recruiter who helped me continue my service (which is no longer in the Marine Corps). I was attached to the IMA DET in 2007. After 3 years in the IMA DET my End of Current Contract is just around the corner (10 DEC 2010). Meanwhile I have been seeking assistance for re-enlistment opportunities ...
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  4. Vietnam I Corps Marines 1965-1975



    Growing up on the south side of Chicago was my whole world as a kid. I came from a poor Mexican American family so going to school and hanging around the neighborhood was pretty much the extent of my life experience.

    Marine Corps Boot Camp was my first real experience outside of mommy and daddy's house. When I look back at it now I think to myself, what a way to get started in life. Talk about a rude awakening and culture shock. Nothing like a Marine ...
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  5. Vietnam I Corps Marines 1965-1975

    Vietnam I Corps Marines 1965-1975
    Posted Today at 09:40 AM by Gy7ras





    I decided that the best place to write about I Corps and my experiences will be on this blog. It gives the members of Leather.com a choice as to whether they want to read it or not!

    I Corps in Vietnam for those of us that served there left a deep impression in our minds and that's an understatement! It's with me everyday of my life since I came back ...
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  6. Finding a buddy

    I'm trying to find a marine I was stationed with @ MCAS(H) from 1975-1977. His name is J. Rodriguez, Sgt. Last known station was Barstow, can anyone help me, I thought he was from El Paso, Tx but not sure. I do have a SSN. If you or anyone you know can help please contact me via email (armandmooy@juno.com) or call me @ 909-233-8272, thanks

    Semper Fi
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  7. Marines and SuicideGirls

    So a friend of mine tells me that she wants to become a Suicide Girl. Basically, a softcore website that doesn't promote porn, but basically showing strong women in the working world depicted as 1940s and 50s pin-up girls. When she first told me that she was interested, i was happy for her and excited. But one day after visiting the site, i thought, "didn't a female marine get in trouble for the same thing with playboy?" and when i told my friend that i didn't think it was going to ...
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  8. platoon 187

    LOOKING FOR MY MARINE BROTHERS FROM PLATOON 187 FROM PARRIS ISLAND IN 1968. ALSO, I WAS STATIONED IN OKINAWA IN 1969 CAMP SWAB. E MAIL ME DANLETITRIDE13@aol.com
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  9. Refresh My Memory

    I graduated from recruit training at Parris Island in Feb. 1962. I was in 2nd Battalion. Senior Drill instructor was SSgt. Love. Junior Drill instructor was Cpl. Murphy. Anyone out there who can still remember me, I would appreciate a message at cvkid1044@yahoo.com.

    Semper Fidelis!
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  10. Grandma's Nuts

    After a hard day of football practice, the grandson stops by his grandma's house to see how she's doing and make sure everything is all right. Granny was sitting in the living room watching her favorite tv show, when grandson sits down and shares some telly time with her, when he notices a can of nuts on the table and he ask granny if he could have a few, sure go right ahead boy, help yourself, After about 15 or 20 minutes of tv and munching on those nuts, they were all gone, he tells granny, am ...
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  11. My Old Squadron At Last

    It took a long time, but i finally found my long lost squadron from back in the day. VMA(AW)533 attack squadron has moved from MAG-14 Cherry Point NC. to MAG-31 Beaufort SC. and adopted their new name, VMFA(AW)533. From the A6E Intruder, the old sky pig as we use to call it, to the F18 Hornet. When i stumbled across the website of my old squadron i was happier than a virgin on senior prom night. I was in VMA 533 from 1979-1983 and was proud as hell to have been a part of that squadron. Comming from ...
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  12. Baptism Under Fire

    To all who have served in conflicts and wars for this nation, I SALUTE YOU FOR, THOSE WHO HAVE FALLEN I BOW MY HEAD, AND THOSE WHO TRIED AND DID NOT MAKE IT, YOU GAVE IT YOUR BEST. When Marines are called to battle, they don't ask why, they just go, kick a-- and take names. Every inch of soil, every drop of water that has the Stars and Stripes flying over it, it's guarded by U.S. Military personnel and some countries do not appreciate our presence (a--holes). After Vietnam, one or two years later, ...

    Updated 10-09-10 at 02:32 PM by lloyd holland

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  13. NAS RR Puerto Rico

    Looking for anyone that served on the mainland and camp garcia 1974-75 need support of dioxins and chemicals were used and stored in Puerto Rico. macalm3@msn.com



    I too served at this naval station and am currently blind left eye with poor vision on my right eye suffering from respertory problems and diabetes need as much information as possible to keep fighting the VA....if you can help with a statement of what was happening and your experience. It would sure help. ...
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  14. if you live in fl. check this out

    This look like something fun

    Welcome to America’s most insane race. Warrior Dash lands in the Florida in 2011 with 12 obstacles from hell awaiting on this 3.02 mile course. Are you a warrior?


    PARTY LIKE A WARRIOR:
    Beer, bands and fun will take place from 10:00am - 6:00pm. Beer and food items will be available for purchase (See above - "Warrior Fuel"). At 6:00pm the band and the beer will go home and it will be time to rest your warrior selves! ...
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  15. I have a problem, and looking for some help

    Here is what I am dealing with...

    I am a SSGT currently. I just completed my third combat tour. I am an 0369.

    I have been diagnosed with PTSD and depression. Just put on limited duty. Div Psych is sure I will need substancial time to recover and is predicting medical retirement in my future.

    Has anyone delt with this?
    Have any experience with medical retirement or have an idea of what all this means for me?

    My life has just been flipped ...
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