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  1. A tattoo is forever in most cases. I got my...

    A tattoo is forever in most cases. I got my daughter's name on my upper left arm a week after she was born. I haven't really wanted to get another until my son made it through boot camp. Now I...
  2. My theory was that it's usually someone who is...

    My theory was that it's usually someone who is from out of state at a gas station and figures "I'm picking up my snacks, might as well get a ticket too." So last week, I was going through Chicago...
  3. Did you hear about that schmuck who had all of...

    Did you hear about that schmuck who had all of the numbers correct, but bought the ticket for MegaMillions and not Powerball?

    He only won 192 million. I wonder how hard he is kicking himself.
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    The ceremony was beautiful and the reception was...

    The ceremony was beautiful and the reception was the most fun I have had in a long time. The Deacon was the most nervous about my son on crutches....
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    We are going to zip off just the one leg. And...

    We are going to zip off just the one leg. And for pictures, I think we can angle him just right to hide the gimpy leg. We told him that he can ride in the lap of the groom's mother who uses a...
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    Didn't like the X-ray pic I sent you? LOL

    Didn't like the X-ray pic I sent you? LOL
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    Well, he is cleared to fly on the 31st. Supposed...

    Well, he is cleared to fly on the 31st. Supposed to start convalescent leave as well. He has an appt. on the 5th to get stitches removed and a permanent cast. Physical therapy should start in 10...
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    He was supposed to be one of the ushers. The...

    He was supposed to be one of the ushers.

    The boy has been balls to the walls since he could walk. I told him that maybe it's God's way of telling him that he needs to slow down. Because the...
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    During drill, I hear one of my DI's yell ...

    During drill, I hear one of my DI's yell

    "WHAT!!!! SMITH!!! YOU'VE NEVER SEEN A FLYING F***ING WHALE BEFORE? EVERYBODY LOOK UP NOW!!!!"

    Sure enough... a big jet painted like Shamu had just...
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    He's will find out tomorrow when he starts his...

    He's will find out tomorrow when he starts his convalescent leave.
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    A weird feeling this morning

    I am headed to work and grab my phone to text my son and wish him a Merry Christmas, knowing that he can't come home until New Years. I look at the time, realize that it is Wednesday before a 96 and...
  12. Pat, My condolences for the passing of your...

    Pat,
    My condolences for the passing of your daughter. She's a beautiful young woman. With a son currently serving, and my daughter getting married soon, this really hits home with me. I don't...
  13. Thread: Time Flies

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    I have been doing a lot of deer hunting lately. ...

    I have been doing a lot of deer hunting lately. The first 2 days of the season, sitting in the stand for 8 hours, they drag. The rest of the season, those 8 hours seem to fly by. Maybe it's...
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    That's one kid who has his head screwed on...

    That's one kid who has his head screwed on straight both personally and professionally. I wish there were more like him.
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    Little did I realize that the Marine Corps was...

    Little did I realize that the Marine Corps was not going to support a young family either. But......I did learn a valuable skill and have been able to provide for my family and enjoy life.
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    Watching my son graduate boot camp in April,...

    Watching my son graduate boot camp in April, brought me right back to the days that I was at at MCRD. It feels just like yesterday, but was 24 years ago.

    The older I get, the faster the years...
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    Living in a little manufacturing town and there...

    Living in a little manufacturing town and there wasn't much for opportunity if you weren't related to someone already working there. I started going to college, but quit after a couple of months...
  18. Thread: Let It Snow

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    I just got back from grouse hunting in N Central...

    I just got back from grouse hunting in N Central WI. A thin layer of snow was on the northern side of the hills. Winter is coming. Don't let these warm temps fool you. All it means is that we will...
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    I would like to know something about the present....

    I would like to know something about the present. What type of radios are being used? In 91, we learned basic electronics and repaired things using resistors, capacitors and such. Still working on...
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    Happy Birthday Marines. Started celebrating...

    Happy Birthday Marines.

    Started celebrating when we were only 217
  21. Thread: Marsoc

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    I spent a few months as the Radio Repairman at...

    I spent a few months as the Radio Repairman at 1st Force Recon and was the pick up driver for some Indocs. After the hike, and just before the interviews, everyone was in formation and told to...
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    You will be fine. When I went through boot camp,...

    You will be fine. When I went through boot camp, we had a 5 foot guy from Laos. During any type of physical instruction, he was paired up with the 6'3" 230 pound recruit. Just to prove that the...
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    It sounds too "happy", too upbeat for me. Not...

    It sounds too "happy", too upbeat for me. Not that our hymn is supposed to sound all sappy and sad, but to me it should sound like a look back on history, and a call to the future. Not a catchy...
  24. No problem. You are right. He is at a 2nd...

    No problem. You are right. He is at a 2nd echelon shop.
  25. My son is a 3521, and finished his schooling in...

    My son is a 3521, and finished his schooling in mid September. We just had this discussion yesterday. He said you inspect everything on the vehicles. Fix most of the things, but when it comes to...
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