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Thread: Was Boot Camp Easy?
11-10-10, 09:47 PM #46
That's right, I did forget, Billy, he was at Belleau Wood and the Chosin Reservoir. My mistake. I can tell you one thing, though, the Marines of old had respect for fellow Marines of all ages and eras. Did not have an ax to grind like some today......Semper Fi, Billy, and Happy Birthday! Number 235. I can remember being at Parris Island just ten days and that Nov 10th it was the 188th birthday.....LOL
11-10-10, 09:48 PM #47
11-10-10, 09:51 PM #48
Nothing, nothing at all, I knew you would have no idea at all. Forget it.
11-10-10, 09:58 PM #49
WTF? is this a joke or something? I am not getting what you are saying here
11-10-10, 10:36 PM #50
I really don't think you can compare the two. It's a different war and a different enemy. It's like trying to decide who had a rougher Stanley Cup run, the 2001 Avalanche or the 1950 Red Wings.
smatty, I'm not sure what the hell you're talking about. Different THEATER?? How about different decade and different war all together. I gotta agree with these guys when I say you have a really confrontational attitude about this. Was boot camp easy for you?
11-12-10, 07:46 AM #51
He's currently a student so the twit is getting his head filled with all that liberal bull shiit. Weak minds are fertile ground for radicals ideas.
11-12-10, 08:02 AM #52
11-13-10, 07:28 AM #53
Smatty,First off, until now, I never heard of , a week of soft shoes. We didnt have sleeping bags in bootcamp, that I can remember. I certainly dont compare my bootcamp with yours , because I dont have any clue what its like now. One thing I can compare is your so called , theater. There were almost three times more men killed in 1968 alone in V.N. than in Iraq and afgan. since thier beginning. Seven times more in Korea in just two years. And God only knows how many more in WW2 in four years. Im not saying todays wars arent just as bad. They are. But when you talk about KIA OR WIA. they are far from being comparable. By the way, you never said if bootcamp was easy or not! S/F
11-13-10, 07:38 AM #54
Amen, Brother Billy----he was too busy telling us how to think and act and talk. LOL
11-13-10, 07:40 AM #55
Notice the similarity? Smatty,, Fatty? Just guessin.
11-13-10, 07:41 AM #56
I love the touching innocence of post 49, too, by the way.
11-13-10, 07:43 AM #57
Sparkie, I hate to say it but I thought of the very same thing, the instant I saw it....but I give you the credit for pointing it out...Semper Fi-----
Ah to be young again and see the respect all Marines had for other Marines, quite a contrast from today, where you sometimes see respect and sometimes not, depending on the Marines....but in my era it was more or less universal....we've lost a lot as a society over the years, and it doesn't look like we'll be getting it back any time soon, judging from the very confrontational mindsets of today. But that is the subject of another thread.
People didn't just seem to be a lot happier in those past eras. They were.
11-13-10, 07:48 AM #58
I love Walmart for 1 reason. I always meet an old Marine there. I hunt em down and have a good talk. I sure as hell don't ask em if their Boot was hard, cause it ain't about that at all
WE ARE MARINES!
11-13-10, 07:51 AM #59
We're about the only branch of the military that wear the ballcaps with what service we were in, the only folks who have bumper stickers and decals.
A person from another country, upon driving around America for a day or two, would think, wow, that Marine Corps must be the ONLY military service around, there sure are a LOT of them.........
11-13-10, 11:22 AM #60
I'd say Bootcamp was more mentally draining than anything else... just one big 24hr mind fk. ITB was far more physically demanding. Either way, I went in a shade over 220, graduated 190
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