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    Well....I've had two decades long musician...

    Well....I've had two decades long musician friends die in the last year.
    We were band mates for for years while playing al the Bay Area clubs.
    Neither were in the military and had very soft lives...
  2. We just missed each other. I was platoon 173 and...

    We just missed each other.
    I was platoon 173 and graduated boot on November 1st.
    Yes...I still have my platoon pic and platoon book
    Somehow they both survived a fire in my mom's garage.

    Another...
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    Hey OT.... For me....we'd have to "make a day...

    Hey OT....

    For me....we'd have to "make a day of it"
    Fort Riley and McConnell AFB are both just shy of 3 hours drive.
    I assume any military base would be OK to visit in this context....but, I...
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    Howdy OT.... Huh....cool. I wouldn't mind...

    Howdy OT....

    Huh....cool.

    I wouldn't mind checking out a base commissary but Fort Riley Army base is the closest to me since we moved to Kansas last October.
    Guess I'm SOL to take some...
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    If you say your waivers are cleared I guess your...

    If you say your waivers are cleared I guess your set to go.

    Regarding your recon query.....I think you're getting way ahead of yourself.
    I'd suggest you concern yourself with earning the EGA by...
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    OP.....I'll be honest: I've read all your...

    OP.....I'll be honest:

    I've read all your posts in this thread.
    Personally, I think it's far too late.

    I realize the accomplishments you state about your life are important to you but little...
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    Top of the mornin' Oldtop.... A large...

    Top of the mornin' Oldtop....

    A large demographic of the contemporary masculine male has become quite aware of it and the total ramifications are yet to be fully realized.

    Back to topic.....
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    Ahhh...."feminism".....my brief, restrained take:...

    Ahhh...."feminism".....my brief, restrained take:

    After five decades of it current feminism has long since left the concept of equality and more about equal outcomes.

    It's devolved into...
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    Chuckle.... Hey Kegs....how did that work out...

    Chuckle....

    Hey Kegs....how did that work out for you. :)

    Carry on...
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    Yeah....I tried to cheat, find that old thread...

    Yeah....I tried to cheat, find that old thread and copy/paste my response.
    I failed. (I still might give it a try :))

    To answer your direct question in a phrase:
    I was 17 and wanted to be the...
  11. Well..... Couldn't find my original thread...

    Well.....

    Couldn't find my original thread regarding whether there are any musicians/songwriter Marines floating around this site so I resurrected this old muther.

    Are there any musicians or...
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    Nope....I've never worn DB's or having them be...

    Nope....I've never worn DB's or having them be UOTD during my time.
    My boot camp photo is as close as I got to the actual uniform.

    Carry on....
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    [QUOTE=Mongoose;1038610] a special supply truck...

    [QUOTE=Mongoose;1038610] a special supply truck was at Bn. headquarters and was handing temporary handing out Dress Blues. We were ordered to wear them to Honor the Marine Corps Birthday. We didn't...
  14. Done.... I'd guess you already know how I would...

    Done....
    I'd guess you already know how I would respond to the OP. :)

    OP....you are an adult and YOU have to decide what's best for YOU and your life choices.
    My parents had absolutely NO say in...
  15. Mornin' Brother Dave..... I didn't know...

    Mornin' Brother Dave.....

    I didn't know that......I'll clean it out now and thanks for the G2.
    Regarding this thread, I damn near chimed in. :)

    Carry on....
  16. Thread: Tips

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    Howdy Brother Christopher... That about sums...

    Howdy Brother Christopher...

    That about sums it up!....that's what Marines do....IMHO.

    Carry on....
  17. Thread: Tips

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    Brother Dave....how's tricks? Just wanted to...

    Brother Dave....how's tricks?

    Just wanted to say thanks for the kind words and endorsement of my response.
    NOTE: I don't post much but I do peruse here every day without fail.
    I'm annoyed about...
  18. Thread: Tips

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    Spelling correction only....I was up at 04:00...

    Spelling correction only....I was up at 04:00 with only one cup of mud in my veins.

    Back to topic....
  19. Thread: Tips

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    From my personal perspective....and I'll be...

    From my personal perspective....and I'll be candid.

    You joined the United States Marine Corps.
    Most of us here consider earning the title of a U.S. Marine as an honor and being the tip of the...
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    That's pretty much the way I see it. I could...

    That's pretty much the way I see it.

    I could quite candidly express another crucial consideration regarding the male/female dynamic of this woefully imprudent decision but obviously this is not an...
  21. Well.... If anyone is interested: I was in...

    Well....

    If anyone is interested:
    I was in platoon 173 that graduated 11/1/65 from MCRD San Diego and my wife will be scanning my platoon graduation photo for me.
    If anyone here was in that...
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    Hey Brother oldtop.... All very good points....

    Hey Brother oldtop....

    All very good points.
    Add to that this 3rd wave feminism mentality that contemporary western women like to tout and boast about.
    Women can do everything men can do, we...
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    I get it...but, I don't care. "change" for the...

    I get it...but, I don't care.
    "change" for the sake of change means little to me.
    It's what's smart or prudent in this context that I measure as worthy of considerations.

    Shvt.....I need a...
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    Sorry.....I disagree....all aspects considered,...

    Sorry.....I disagree....all aspects considered, it will weaken efficacy in the long view.
    But...to each their own opinion on this issue.

    Back to topic......
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    Brother K300......hope all is well with you and...

    Brother K300......hope all is well with you and your family orbit.

    That's 3 of us.....you were an 03'.....and you speak truth.
    I wasn't an 03 but we chopped and/or convoyed in with 'em.
    I'm very...
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