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  1. I see some things do indeed--never change. I...

    I see some things do indeed--never change. I appreciate the quick responses. Thinking back, I don't believe we were even allowed to keep any cash--our 1st haircuts and sheet shave shower gear was...
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    Recruits are allowed to whine now? When the hell...

    Recruits are allowed to whine now? When the hell did that happen?
  3. A question regarding current MCRD policies.

    A friend called me today for a little advice. Here's the deal:
    His nephew is currently a poolee, and will be leaving for MCRD right after high school graduation. The uncle wants to get him something...
  4. Been banned since a few years ago from a Marine...

    Been banned since a few years ago from a Marine Helicopter website. Banned from my kid's school 2 decades ago. Hell, got banned from the local Walmart last year-not that it was a bad thing.
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    Reminds me kinda--of the old Tenessee Hotel in...

    Reminds me kinda--of the old Tenessee Hotel in Memphis (NAS Millington). Hookers roamed those halls like fleas on a dogs back..
  6. Oh--so you met my ex--and now I know what...

    Oh--so you met my ex--and now I know what happened to my new shirt too......
  7. A new wife Dec 4 1972. Didn't stay new for long....

    A new wife Dec 4 1972. Didn't stay new for long. Got old quick.
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    I fit that age group-and then some. Zipper...

    I fit that age group-and then some. Zipper activated much more than in my mis-spent youth, but not as often for the same reasons. :evilgrin:


    Yeah I know--TMI.
  9. I always end up back here eventually--but don't...

    I always end up back here eventually--but don't get back here nearly often enough. Home to all the "Bad Companions" my dear old mother warned me about so many decades ago. But heck, just how much...
  10. Can anyone confirm this? US Marines reinforce bridge on Bolivar Peninsula Texas.

    As I type this, my twin brother is sitting in a 8 mile long line on highway 87 leading into Crystal Beach Texas, on the Bolivar Peninsula, which was all but swept clean by hurrican Ike. He is 99.9%...
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    I made it thru Ike ok, as did my primary...

    I made it thru Ike ok, as did my primary residence--an apt in town, but my 60 acres 8 miles north of town sustained heavy damage due to fallen trees and rain caused flooding. I and wife evacuated to...
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    My real name is Don York. Alvin was my Great...

    My real name is Don York. Alvin was my Great Grandfather's nephew--Great grandad was originally from Fentress County Tenn, & I was the 1st to break a long line of my family joining the US Army.
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    I have "not so politely" made a suggestion to...

    I have "not so politely" made a suggestion to him:



    You know, Vietnam was tough--no doubt about it. But Mr. BS artist is right about one thing. What these young men and women are seeing today...
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    Actually, I guess I should have made it a little...

    Actually, I guess I should have made it a little more clear. He is addressing me, and my username on that forum is MJ. I intentionally did not post his username here at Leatherneck. I do appreciate...
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    I'm pretty PO'd about his attitude

    On another forum, a Desert Storm Marine veteran posted the following. I very strongly disagree with these comments, and am even more astounded that (according to him) that this is the prevalent...
  16. If faced with that delima-(too old anyway at 57)...

    If faced with that delima-(too old anyway at 57) I would have to go USN.
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    Man, that is one fast train!!! I ain't ridin on...

    Man, that is one fast train!!! I ain't ridin on anything that gets there as soon as it leaves.



    Yup, semperfi170---that's the way it was '69-'73.
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    Now that brought up a pleasant mental vision. The...

    Now that brought up a pleasant mental vision. The car wash scene from Cool Hand Luke.

    Naw, I really gotta hand it to the ladies--dunno how they put up with us.
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    Folks, the most telling thing about that whole...

    Folks, the most telling thing about that whole post is in the 1st few lines.


    Dats right--NEW YORK!! Where they pay $6K a month for a teensie little apt. Where taking public transportation is...
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    Except for the few caveats, that was without a...

    Except for the few caveats, that was without a doubt the biggest pile of feces I ever stepped in. This proposal won't get past the lowest committee on the hill, much less very far thru the halls of...
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    Excellent read and good info to keep handy in my...

    Excellent read and good info to keep handy in my favorites. I knew someone here would have this tucked away or knew where to find it!!!
    Thanks yanacek!!
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    Been out of the loop for a while now, (no...

    Been out of the loop for a while now, (no internet for 18 months) but from what I've seen on TV and newspaper, there doesn't appear to be a whole lot of difference nowdays. May get called to go--may...
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    What aload of dung. 1. No Marine ever knows if...

    What aload of dung.
    1. No Marine ever knows if they will go to combat or not--hell, we never know if there will even be a war while we are in the Marine Corps. It's blind dumb luck/fate/whatever,...
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    Oh, I ain't scared--just convinced. Whether I...

    Oh, I ain't scared--just convinced. Whether I convince my other half is a different story, tho she is still hanging around after 15 years
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    This test brings to mind an old saying I once...

    This test brings to mind an old saying I once heard.
    "Better to keep yer mouth shut and appear a fool than to open it and erase all doubts"

    Since I already am, (in my never too humble opinion),...
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