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    I was in country in 1970, so Meade River was...

    I was in country in 1970, so Meade River was before my time. A good book to read about CAP is "The Village" by Bing West. Being an officer, he was not actually in the CAP, but he was heavily involved...
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    No, I didn't. All Caps eventually went from...

    No, I didn't. All Caps eventually went from compounds to 100% mobile because of being overrun. I personally would not have liked being in a compound. Even though we never stayed in one spot more than...
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    Caps were a unique situation in that intel went...

    Caps were a unique situation in that intel went up the ladder. We knew the poop before the people in the rear decided what was actually true. Each Cap was an individual "operation", with different...
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    I figured if John Wayne can do it, I can do it....

    I figured if John Wayne can do it, I can do it. As it turns out, by God, I CAN do it.
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    Our hero, LBJ, served a total of 5 weeks in the...

    Our hero, LBJ, served a total of 5 weeks in the military, rising to the rank of Navy Lt. Cmdr. On his only flight in the combat area of the Pacific, the plane he was supposed to be on, but wasn't,...
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    Douglas MacArthur (Dug-out Doug) received these...

    Douglas MacArthur (Dug-out Doug) received these medals:
    MOH
    DSM with 4 bronze oak leaves
    DSC with 2 bronze oak leaves
    DSM (Navy)
    Silver Star with silver oak leaf
    DFC (flying)
    Bronze Star with...
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    Not necessarily. See: L/cpl Miguel Keith. Awarded...

    Not necessarily. See: L/cpl Miguel Keith. Awarded the MOH for action in a CAP. There were no officers in CAP platoons. The highest ranking Marine allowed was E-5.
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    There are different rules now. According to Bing...

    There are different rules now. According to Bing West, CAP Marine who has been in the State Dept for years, there is a reason why we see so many amputations and fewer wounds from gunshots and...
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    Maam; Realizing that my advice is worth every...

    Maam; Realizing that my advice is worth every penny you paid for it, are you aware that the Museum of the Marine Corps, Quantico, has a walkway paved with memorial bricks dedicated to Marines and...
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    What would Chesty do? IMHO, salute your daughter...

    What would Chesty do? IMHO, salute your daughter no matter what you have on. If someone gives you crap, cordially invite them to go fvck themselves.
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    Looks like there aren't many of us left. S.F.

    Looks like there aren't many of us left.

    S.F.
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    And so we circle back to Furgeson, just in time...

    And so we circle back to Furgeson, just in time for the long hot summer. We may find that all of this is not about race, or emails, or religion. It is about class warfare. Divide and conquer.
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    If she had gone to trial, she would have made the...

    If she had gone to trial, she would have made the contents of the emails public. The only group of people who do not already have access to the emails is us - the American public. The Russians,...
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    No combat corpsman will go home sober from a bar...

    No combat corpsman will go home sober from a bar I haven't been kicked out of yet.
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    No combat Corpsman will ever go home sober from a...

    No combat Corpsman will ever go home sober from a bar I haven't been kicked out of yet.
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    Back when I made a lot of jerky, I picked up a...

    Back when I made a lot of jerky, I picked up a few tricks. Instead of laying the meat flat on the oven racks, try putting a toothpick through one end and hanging the strips through the spaces in the...
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    When our DI's picked us up (in 1969), we got to...

    When our DI's picked us up (in 1969), we got to the barracks and found that we were short about 6 footlockers. SSGT Jones said that he needs 4 volunteers to find some lockers, you, you, and you. I...
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    Our reunion this year is in Branson, Mo. Info is...

    Our reunion this year is in Branson, Mo. Info is on the CAP association website.
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    Yes. You can even earn income as long as you...

    Yes. You can even earn income as long as you don't perform actual work. For instance, you can make money on investments, you can inherit money or property, and you can make money on property as long...
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    You guys got any personal preferences about what...

    You guys got any personal preferences about what you'd like to be written about you? Anything you feel needs to be said?[/QUOTE]

    This is from the USMC Archive at Quantico.

    "Of the approximately...
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    Doc; I have often said that no combat corpsman...

    Doc;
    I have often said that no combat corpsman will ever walk out sober from a bar I haven't been kicked out of yet.
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    My CAP coin goes everywhere with me. The coin...

    My CAP coin goes everywhere with me. The coin given to me by the Medal Of Honor Society (Col Wesley Fox) stays in my brag room.
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    Something I wrote a few years ago : Ultimate...

    Something I wrote a few years ago :

    Ultimate Endeavor


    War is the epitome of every human endeavor. We have experienced the ultimate in love and hate, courage and cowardice, humanity and...
  24. Thread: I.D. Question

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    Go to your local VA hospital with your DD-214....

    Go to your local VA hospital with your DD-214. You will get an ID card which will get you the recognition you deserve. While you are there, have them assign you a primary physician, and schedule a...
  25. Major Duncan's eulogy, as delivered by Captain...

    Major Duncan's eulogy, as delivered by Captain Tom Moore :


    EULOGY:
    David, I want you to know I am very much honored to have been asked to deliver this eulogy.

    There are only a handful of...
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