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    Thanks josephd. Semper Fi gents.

    Thanks josephd.
    Semper Fi gents.
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    Medal abbreviations

    Howdy
    On my combat history/expeditions/awards page, among the medals I have listed are abbreviations. SD, FS.

    I'm embarrassed to admit that I am not sure what the SD and FS stand for. I think...
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    The Crucible started during the time I was in....

    The Crucible started during the time I was in. It's at the tail end of Boot Camp. So I'm assuming they get no sleep the first couple of days at BC and no sleep at the end.
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    My dad was a soldier, he was more squared away...

    My dad was a soldier, he was more squared away than many of the Marines I knew. He had a sense of pride and esprit de corps that one doesn't really assosciate with the Army. He's the one that taught...
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    When I EAS I went to the local military base and...

    When I EAS I went to the local military base and got a reserve ID that expired at the end of my contract obligation(IRR)
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    Eternal Father, grant, we pray To all Marines,...

    Eternal Father, grant, we pray
    To all Marines, both night and day,
    The courage, honor, strength, and skill
    Their land to serve, thy law fulfill;
    Be thou the shield forevermore
    From every peril...
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    IMO the Marines have gotten "softer", not in...

    IMO the Marines have gotten "softer", not in training and doctrine but softer in the way of attitude and mentality. When it comes to warfighting and the perception of war our society in general has...
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    I have a WWII era M1 Garand I bought from the...

    I have a WWII era M1 Garand I bought from the CMP.
    She shoots better than I do.
    I also got a Springfield '03 from the CMP.
    A M1A standard that I usually set up as a pseudo DMR and a Colt AR...
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    Yes! and favorite number too. lol. Seriously...

    Yes! and favorite number too. lol.

    Seriously did they even have anodized brass in your era. I entered bootcamp in the early 90's and we were issued non anodized brass. We had to polish everything...
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    Notice all the military gear never use the...

    Notice all the military gear never use the periods in US. Also some those USMC t-shirts are sans periods. Name tapes got them.

    I don't think it really matters unless you're using US in a formal...
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    Hmm, this topic comes up every once and a while...

    Hmm, this topic comes up every once and a while and I get the same conclusion everytime; It's a pain for prior service Marines to reenlist in the Corps and PSRs don't help.
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    Tell him to wear it. If anyone asks he can...

    Tell him to wear it. If anyone asks he can proudly say "My son is a US Marine".

    It's not like he's some rapper wearing a halfassed dress uniform with bogus medals.
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    It's in post production due to come out next year...

    It's in post production due to come out next year as a 10 part mini series with the working title of The Pacific.

    From what I've read it's going to be based on Eugene Sledge's With the Old Breed...
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    I don't remember Cpl Person being so annoying in...

    I don't remember Cpl Person being so annoying in the book.
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    Outstanding!

    Outstanding!
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    ...Gee, I'm a poser too. :D

    ...Gee, I'm a poser too.

    :D
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    Semper Fidelis Private. Let the fun begin

    Semper Fidelis Private. Let the fun begin
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    I think they featured that on "Future Weapons"....

    I think they featured that on "Future Weapons". It looks similar to the SIG 5.56.
    Sweet.
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    lol, me too. In all honesty it's not really...

    lol, me too.

    In all honesty it's not really practical to hump around a full grown M-14. Pete makes a good point about clearing small spaces.

    So far a few modified M1A/M-14 have been made that...
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    Yes. ...

    Yes.

    http://www.ustacticalsupply.com/ProductImages/vltor/vm14socomseriesmodstock.JPG

    :)
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    I concur. The AR platform is very versatile, but...

    I concur. The AR platform is very versatile, but the gas system is inferior to the gas piston systems used in older weapons like the M-14 ans M1 Garand. Also changing the caliber to at least the to...
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    :marine:

    :marine:
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    Good Story.

    Good Story.
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    As the good Lt. states the commandment really...

    As the good Lt. states the commandment really translates to "You shall not murder"

    As Christians we are called to make peace and forbidden to murder, but but we can legitimately defend ourselves...
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    What's so funny, the pic of the flag raising on...

    What's so funny, the pic of the flag raising on Mount Heebee Jeebee was during the battle of Freaky Deaky.

    Sheesh, I thought everyone knew that.
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