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01-03-11, 05:05 PM #31
Had originally talked with the Army recruiter, but much like another member on here had said, a lack of follow-up on his part led me to the Marines. Situation didn't permit me to join right out of high school, so when I did enlist I was already 6 months into my first year of college; attending on a local scholarship for high HS GPA and could have kept attending, but there was just something that made sense about joining the Marines. Really had no idea of what to expect or what it entailed since I was essentially the first member of my family to join the military in my family, and at that time I was very easily persuaded so I am thankful that I was led to the Marine recruiter because I probably would have ended up joining the Army. Even more thankful after having augmented an Army unit, worked alongside the Army SF, and then now as I work with the Army and live on an Army garrison here in Seoul. These people (Army) are a giant cluster ...., with a nonexistent NCO corps and E-6's that are given the responsibility of a Corporal of Marines.
Never really planned on staying in either originally. Planned to serve my four and get out and attend college, but have now been in over 7 years and enjoying every second of it. Got to learn a language, do, what I think, is the coolest job in the world, and have had the opportunity to attend two different colleges in Korea on the Corps dime TAD as enlisted. No regrets here.
01-03-11, 05:32 PM #32
Growing up I had always heard stories of the Marine Corps and everything about it (uniforms, traditions, training, etc.). When 9/11 happened I was a junior in HS and knew I wanted to join after that. When I graduated HS I moved here to AZ to go to college and was in the process of going to OCS via PLC. I ended up quitting school, got dropped from PLC, but was to scared to enlist. Finally after a few years of working a BS job I walked into a recruiters office and told them what I wanted. A few months later I was on those yellow footprints scared out of my mind.
01-25-11, 11:48 AM #33
I have really enjoyed reading this thread! ... Here's my story:
Dad was career Army, and a combat Veteran of three wars. He had been an Airborne Ranger, with the 82cd Airborne in WWII, and Korea, and Division SgtMgr of the 1st Infantry Division, in Vietnam. My Bro-in-law was also in the Army, and had already served two tours in Vietnam by the time I was 18. So, it was a given that I would enter the military when I got out of High School, and that I would go into the Army.
I was having fun sowing some wild oats after high school. However, in the Fall and Winter of 1967, I made friends with an older lady who's son was a Marine in Vietnam, and was at Khe Sahn. She would read me his letters, and they really got to me. After hearing one of his letters in November of '67, I couldn't take it any longer. I had to enlist and I wanted to be a Marine. So, I went down and enlisted in the Marines Corps.
01-27-11, 01:15 PM #34
In 1950 I saw the movie Sands of Iwo Jima I was 13 but I knew then I wanted to be a Marine. When I turned 17 I celibrated my birthday at PI ..
01-27-11, 02:28 PM #35
02-09-11, 01:22 PM #36
02-13-11, 07:34 AM #37
In the fall of 66 I was in my 1st semester of college (tuition was only $75 per semester back then) and they showed VN every evening on the news. I was also finding that school and partying wasn't mixing very well.
In the later part of Nov 66 I walked into the MC recruiter (I didn't talk to anyone else) and told the recruiter that I wanted to enlist. I went to the local VA for my physical and there were about 30 other guys there all *****ing about being drafted. Then someone finally came into the room and said all those here for the army line up on that wall, all those here for the Marines on the other wall.
I stood there all by myself, I heard the others saying he's crazy, he's a dead man, etc. Then they started the physicals and I got to go first (my first bennie).
02-16-11, 11:12 AM #38
I had always wanted to go into the Army until I was in high-school. My family was poor and another family offered to take me in, so I went. This guy had been a Marine and he had some good stories. That was before I moved out of state with him and he treated me more like a slave than a kid.
I ran away and a Marine recruiter took me in until my parents could get me the money to get back home. I graduated high-school the next year and was in Boot Camp three weeks later. I celebrated my 18th birthday in Boot Camp.
02-16-11, 11:39 AM #39
02-16-11, 01:21 PM #40
02-16-11, 01:49 PM #41
JW, you'll find rude people wherever you go.
02-16-11, 02:09 PM #42
Thanks. I thought maybe I'd broken a rule or something.
02-16-11, 02:10 PM #43
We take profiles seriously and thus if you don't take the time to file a legit profile we have no way of knowing if you're a poser or wannabee. So "whatever" translated means, if we can't believe your profile how do we believe anything you post. Read the site rules. Nuff said.
02-16-11, 02:28 PM #44
It was too difficult to say that in the first place?
I don't see in the rules where it's a requirement to fill out the profile, but no matter, I have since filled out my profile.
02-16-11, 02:28 PM #45
This is a moderators' job. Saying "whatever" when someone posts, is disrespectful. Nuff said?
mcvet is now looking up the rules, oh boy, amateur moderator
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