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    I too came home without a scratch (physically)...

    I too came home without a scratch (physically) and maybe i was lucky as well. Got lots of scratchs since then. Semper Fi
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    Got 3 of em: 1st 0844 2nd 0846 last 0848

    Got 3 of em: 1st 0844 2nd 0846 last 0848
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    44 years? Seems like yesterday to me. Tet 68...

    44 years? Seems like yesterday to me. Tet 68 was a time i will never foget. Was in country about 5 months. I liked it so much i stayed another 2 1/2 years. Semper Fi
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    If you can do it, it ain't braggin! It's hard...

    If you can do it, it ain't braggin! It's hard to be humble when you are a United States Marine
  5. It all depends

    If you are in top physical condition you will probably see it as a mental thing. It is very tough physically but the mental part is another ball game. For me it was mostly mental as i had no...
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    It is true about the sleep depredation! We moved...

    It is true about the sleep depredation! We moved from one hut to another all night the first night. As soon as we we in a somewhat prone position the Drill Instructors came in (with vigor) and got...
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    No difference

    Stay up or sleep! Won't make any difference when you hit those yellow foot prints. You will be numb for several days. I really don't remember what i did the night before but I saw recruits coming...
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    Just send letters. Mail call is what the...

    Just send letters. Mail call is what the recruits live for. All the recruits need will be issued to them by the Corps. Twin Marines? Outstanding!
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    Happy Birthday Marine!

    Happy Birthday Marine!
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    Guilt or regret? Which is worse?

    Guilt or regret? Which is worse?
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    Your choice! It sounds like it's either her or...

    Your choice! It sounds like it's either her or the Corps! Weigh your options very carefully! Can't have your cake and eat it too! Good luck!
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    Welcome aboard Marine!

    Welcome aboard Marine!
  13. Boot camp

    Was not fun or one of the best times in my life! It was serious business and we were constantly reminded that what we learned there could save our life once we got into combat. We were also reminded...
  14. Sure I think everyone had 2nd thoughts about...

    Sure I think everyone had 2nd thoughts about joining the Corps. I explored all my options (Army,Air Force) but I wanted to prove something to mself so I joined the Corps. No more 2nd thoughts once...
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    Remember the draft?

    Sure do remember it. Served with several draftees in Nam. Only difference was they only had 2 year enlistments while the rest of us had 3 or 4 year enlistments. It must have been hell to be sent...
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    Posted 2 1/2 years ago

    Bump
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    We didn't get to pick our MOS when i was in. The...

    We didn't get to pick our MOS when i was in. The Corps picked it for you based on how you tested out in boot camp! In my day the most needed were combat MOS positions! Once you have completed boot...
  18. Thread: Question.

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    DEP today is different from DEP when i was in it...

    DEP today is different from DEP when i was in it from Oct 66 to Feb 67. Today the program is there to delay entry for up to a year to teach you study habits, nutrition and otherwise prep you for boot...
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    I think I know where you are coming from with...

    I think I know where you are coming from with this post Marine84 but I don't think any of us helped any of the poolees become a Marine. They did that all on their own. Advise given but that's about...
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    I agree with Yanacek! There are several threads...

    I agree with Yanacek! There are several threads on other web sites about his very subject and it has been discussed in detail by many combat Marines that never set foot in boot camp. I wouldn't...
  21. Thread: Quit bootcamp

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    Quit bootcamp

    Got this in a pm from mmw (marine family). Thought i would post it. Anyone esle get this? "My nephew is currently at Parris Island, just can no longer handle it, and desperately wants to quit. ...
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    I'm sure a lot of veterans answering those...

    I'm sure a lot of veterans answering those surveys were Nam "era" vets and may not of actually put boots on the ground. Why someone would claim to have served in Nam and actually didn't is beyond...
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    Dallas,Texas

    Dallas,Texas
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    Davblay pretty well answered your question. I...

    Davblay pretty well answered your question. I was assigned 0844 in 1967. Back in those days the Corps chose your MOS based on your qualifications. It is a combat mos. Never saw a woman with a 08...
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    Never seen any Marine make Gunny in 3 years. E-5...

    Never seen any Marine make Gunny in 3 years. E-5 Sgt yes.
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