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02-01-11, 06:49 AM #16
02-01-11, 07:03 AM #17
02-01-11, 07:33 AM #18
There's absolutely nothing wrong with the young man asking questions, most grunts are not born that way, the Marine Corps trains them that way. Stop giving Lance's a bad name.
02-01-11, 08:16 AM #19
You men need to let up on ole slug. He's young and dumb just like we were at that age. Full of pizz and vinager and motivated beyond superman capacity.
Obviously he is the blessed one for the grunts. He didn't mention it but I am sure he is the best damnn 0331 ever.
Just messin with you slug and there is absolutly nothing wrong with being motivated like you are but it's not your place to say who would be a good grunt and who wouldn't. Being a grunt wasn't what I initailly wanted to do but decided to just go with it. And I am glad I did just like most grunts. However, you can give your input on what it takes but you have no idea of what others actually have inside of them. Hope your ready for the "other" sexual preferrence types that will be joining the ranks sooner than later. Just by reading your post and the verbage you use, you will probably be one of the first sent packing. Lighten up some. You will be fine.
02-01-11, 01:55 PM #20
When I went in I had to go unrestricted as the only 2 jobs I could get guaranteed were Grunt and Cook. I didn't want to be either, and my recruiter told me that with my ASVAB score they would not make me a grunt.
Well, he lied. I ended up as an 0331 and quite honestly it was the best thing that ever happened to me.
If you want to be a grunt, be a grunt. If you want to be an aircraft mechanic, be that. We are all Marines and we all have a role to serve.
02-01-11, 02:26 PM #21
I went in open contract since that is all that was really available when I signed my name. Took my tests and later was informed that I was going to be aviation electronics. The only think I knew about electronics was how to turn on the damn TV. The Marines taught me my field and I am still in it today.
The grunts are not an island...they do not stand alone. It takes every person in the Marines to permit the grunts to do what they do. Like a well oiled machine...if the smallest part breaks down... the entire machine grinds to a halt and the job is not complete.
I am saying this to you... look at all your options and select something that interests you. If it is the grunts... then do that with all your energy and to the best of your ability. If it is something else or you are assigned something else... then do that the best it can be done... knowing you are keeping the grunts moving and able to do their job. Don't ever believe ANY job is not significant to the completion of OUR mission.
Slug.... Keep on keeping on...BUT don't ever tell another future Marine what they are or are not suited to be. We have people assigned to make that determination. Wonder who determined our CMC should be a Naval Aviator and not a grunt? LOL.... I don't think you should tell him that he didn't have the heart or stomach for the job.
Good luck to all.
I am not particularly brave, courageous, nor even very smart. But I am a US Marine which makes up for all my other failings. - DrZ
"Some people live an entire lifetime wondering if they've made a difference in the world, Marines don't have that problem." President Ronald Regan
DrZ is the internet name I selected in the early days at University. So keep in mind I never was a DevilDoc.
Si Vis Pacem Para bellum
02-01-11, 02:41 PM #22
Slug, what's the excuse me for? Did you do something wrong? Besides act like you're the only grunt who ever lived? You gotta get over yourself, as Mongoose said. Come on now, you can do it! Oh where is Commandant Aloha Marine when we need em?
02-01-11, 02:46 PM #23
02-01-11, 03:18 PM #24
I just got my 6 year infantry contract. I know that there isnt much out there for me after the Marines, but who cares, Infantry is what I want to do.
02-01-11, 04:12 PM #25
02-02-11, 12:30 AM #26
It's always the pogs who pipe up and preach how we're all equal and necessary. What do you know of the life of a grunt? Sure, maybe I came across as overly aggressive and passing judgment on the OP's capabilities, but you won't find me apologizing for it. I stated my take on this kid's question, and if you ask around to other victor units, you'll find the same response.
I never implied or said I was something great, nor any other the other pathetic super-motard pog-ish crap that has been said since my post. The only motivation that exists around here is false motivation. Another point of your complete lack of understanding of the 03 community. You talk of the grunts like a reservist does of the life of a Marine; you go to the KD range once a year, they spend a couple days a month in uniform. Congratulations.
And I said "excuse me?" to Baker because I believed he misspelled and wrote "ever" when it appeared he meant to say "never," which would be a problem on his part. Either way, he spoke without understanding, as usual.
I wrote a nearly identical self description of the 03 community in the "females in combat" thread and it was accepted not only warmly, but agreed as truth by numerous grunts. It's only you self righteous pogs who get offended when a grunt talks of some pride in their community. Sure, we like it when AAVs come up, when they don't break down. And tanks are fvcking awesome. It's a beautiful sound when arty or cas flies overhead. And we do love our trucks, but we use our own drivers and hate waiting for motor-t to get their heads out of their asses and fix or trip the trucks. Supply never works, and neither does comm, which leaves us to buy our own chit. Oh yeah, some great support network this Marine Corps has for the sole community that is the reason for its existence, not to mention we are what the entire world thinks of when they think of a Marine. They don't think of some clerk in clean cammies, nice try. You tell me to stop exalting myself, sounds like you need to take heed of your own advice.
02-02-11, 12:56 PM #27
03-09-11, 05:53 PM #28
You'd better check your attitude sporto. That's the second time I've detected 'sarcastic snidery' in replying to a Marine. Let this be your ONLY warning...I see it again, you'll find yourself on an unwanted vacation.
And Marines, lets keep the knife fighting on this to a minimum, shall we?
I weep for what this country is becoming, and fear for my children and grandchildren's future if any more democrats gain national office. We lose more and more freedoms every single day to creeping nannystatism and those who vote for Democrats only want to increase that. Anyone voting for a 'dem' is someone who likely wants to take everything YOU have worked for and mortgage your kids future as well.
The Malignant Leprechaun
03-09-11, 05:59 PM #29
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