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  1. My Brother

    For the Marines who still survive, we all gave some. For the Marines who perished in battle, they gave all. For the Marine who shed his blood with me like no other, he shall forever be my brother. Some times we may not see eye to eye, but we are still brothers. But in the heat of battle, and we're back to back, no enemy shall come between us, because we are brothers. If one should fall and do not rise again, stand tall beside his gravesite with honor in your eyes. When the taps have played it's ...

    Updated 09-23-10 at 02:22 PM by lloyd holland

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  2. Fallen Marine

    In 1979 or 80 my squadron (VMA(AW)533) was on a training deployment to MCAS Yuma Arizona, getting ready for a WESTPAC deployment. Like any det you are expected too work hard and safely, and when you secure for the day you enjoy your free time. One day after we leave our work area and head to the E-club for a couple of cold ones, an old school buddy from back in Va., belly ups to the bar beside me, my boy Boo. We shoot the breeze until someone hollers "last call for alcohol". So we make ...

    Updated 09-22-10 at 12:57 PM by lloyd holland

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  3. Marine Reserves

    When I decided to become part of the USMC it never occur to me to start as a Reservist. I am the type of person that I either go all the way give my 110% instead of just doing 50%. Once in I was glad and proud to be a full active duty Marine. I learned that even though reservist are needed their is a fine line of difference between a full time Marine and a part time Marine. Some say yeah I did bootcamp just like you, I am no different then any other Marine and for the longest I truly really didn't ...
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  4. looking for gail williams

    Looking for gail williams or saylor who joined USMC in 1986
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  5. U Can't Hang

    After graduating from boot camp in 1977, i was just like any young green amphibious monster just unleashed from the hells of Parris Island, all i needed was a hip held 50 cal., enough ammo that would not run out, a box of c-rats and a full canteen and i would have taken the world myself, (yeah right) thats what i thought. After comming home for leave i had to look up some of my old high school friends. Karen and Tara two of my homegirls stopped by in their little green VW bug with a few bottles ...
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  6. FY2011 Staff Sergeant Promotions

    Does anyone have access to the FY2011 approved selections to Staff Sergeant? I know the message is coming out soon, but I need to find out sooner because of some career path decisions I have to make.
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  7. need advice into getting back into the marine corp

    I'm trying to get back into the marine corp. I was discharged in basic before I had a chance to finish. I was told after 2 years I could enlist agian buy I had to get 15 colloge credits. Now I have done that now I'm being told I need to go to the va & have my reentry code changed. What is stoping that is the va says I don't qualify for va benefits. When all I want is to get back in finish what I started. My seperation code is JFV1. My reentry code is RE-3P. My dream is to be a Marine it's the ...

    Updated 09-16-10 at 09:55 AM by sponsler87 (title change)

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  8. P.T. In P.I.

    When i arrived to the airwing from motor-t and the grunts, i found out it was like night and day, from living in tent city to living in aircondition barracks, what luxury i thought, but some places my squadron deployed too like Korea was a tent city. I was given the title of training NCO, NBC NCO, and whatever else NCO in S3 ops. Well i traded my 5-ton truck and M-16 rifle for a ink pen and a typewritter (not by my choice). Anyone who has ever had a desk job, it's just like sitting in the head, ...

    Updated 09-14-10 at 11:53 AM by lloyd holland

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  9. Leatherneck

    Sitting in an airport waiting on his flight home, a young Marine in his dress blues, honor man of his platoon, just out of boot camp was catching up on some reading from his Marine Corps manual. He was caught up in all of the knowledge that he was taken in and drifted off into another world, the world of the Marines. He dreamed of all of the new places and people and the things that he was going to see during his tour of duty. All of a sudden he felt a couple of tugs on each side of his neck that ...
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  10. 50 yr. old recruits who never graduated from boot

    In June of 1977, 10 days after graduating from high school, i was standing on those yellow foot prints at Parris Island. A buddy and i were suppose to have went in on the buddy plan, but he had a situation pop up (a baby boy). Well i found out what Marine Corps boot camp was all about. After making it through 1st, 2nd, and 3rd phase, i was only a few days from graduation. Platoon 2072 was sitting down to one of its last meals as a unit at 2nd battalion chow hall, when a new platoon stumbled through ...

    Updated 09-04-10 at 09:49 AM by lloyd holland (spelling)

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  11. more

    and I want everyone to know that I love the USMC with all my heart and I miss it more and more everyday, i just wish someone would see the light and make us seem like the bad ass war dogs that we are and not a bunch of fairies because "tattoos are terrible we don't want them in the corps" give me a break
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  12. one more thing

    O and you know what the best part of it all is. I get emails from recruiters and emails about keep up on your training and better your career and all this other crap. But guess what when I call these people to try to be a part of the Corps, its "o you have tattoos sorry we can't help you" not one person has said I'll see what I can do for you. So whats the point huh. I feel like a used diaper. The Marines got what they wanted out of me. Signed a waiver so I could go fight in Iraq ...
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  13. Once a Marine always a Marine...?????

    just wanted to say how discusted I am that good Marines good Men are not allowed to serve their country because of their tattoos, There are 1000's of Marines who do drugs and whatever the hell else they can to avoid deployments and get out of being a Marine and those hard chargers who bust their ass for this country get the shaft. I picked up Sgt in 3 years never got in any trouble I got out of the Marines for 2 weeks and tried to re-enlist and was denied I have tried 3 more times since then. ...
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  14. The Beginning Of Time

    In the beginning was the word, and the word was GOD, and all else was darkness and void and without form. So God created the heaven and earth, he created the sun, the moon, and the stars so that light might pierce the darkness. On the earth God divided the land and the sea, and this he filled with many assorted creatures. The dark salty creatures that inhabited the murkey depths of the oceans, God called sailors and dressed them accordingly, with trousers that looked like bells at the bottom and ...

    Updated 09-01-10 at 01:39 PM by lloyd holland (spelling)

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  15. aav schools btn

    I am fixing to pcs to be an aav schools instructor. Any body been there as an instructor ? I have been with 2nd traks and done two deployments with them just lookin for some info about it got a good idea about it being that i obviously attended the school some time ago just wanting some info for the instructor side,, thank you..
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