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08-04-12, 02:53 PM #1
Hello to all my brothers.
I graduated Hospital Corpsman A School at Balboa Naval Hosp. in 1969. From there I got orders to F.M.S. Camp Pendelton, where I earned my Greens. I remember Gunny Roach telling me "Them Greens Aint Issued Doc, They're Earned." I was with 3rd Marine Recon for only 2 weeks when I caught some shrapnel and was shipped back to San Diego. I was ultimatly discharged with 10% service connected disability.
My Grandaughter gave me a jacket with Corp. emblem on the back. When I earned my Greens, did I also earn the Eagle Globe and Anchor? I would wear it proudly, but dont want to offend.
08-04-12, 03:10 PM #2
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08-04-12, 03:28 PM #3
No,you did not earn the EGA.But I don't think any Marine would have a problem with a combat HM wearing the EGA on a coat or hat,etc.
08-04-12, 05:15 PM #4
Thank you for the PM Doc.
Welcome Aboard Brother.
Thank you for your Service and Sacrifice.
This Marine doesn't have a problem with you wearing it.
08-04-12, 05:43 PM #5
Thanks Rocky. Rest assured that I will wear it with pride, and will do nothing that would besmirch the emblem.
08-05-12, 03:05 PM #6
Welcome aboard brother!!
Stephen doc hansen hm3 fmf
08-05-12, 04:13 PM #7
08-06-12, 09:26 AM #8MongooseGuest Free Member
This Marine insists that you wear it! With honor of course.
08-06-12, 09:39 AM #9
Welcome Aboard Brother Charfan9,You Can Wear Any Marine Stuff;Except The United States Marines Dress Blues.Only MARINES can wear the Dress Blues.Other then,that your A Marine in My Book.Got wounded,while being a Corpsman.SEMPER FI MARINE...I got 34 Months with Da Grunts.....Yeah I'm Certifyable.........OOH RAH...
08-06-12, 10:54 AM #10
When you wear the EGA wear it with the pride of a Marine. Remember what it stands for:
The army gave us the Eagle
The navy gave us the Anchor
and WE took the World
Nam 68-9, 3/5 Marines
08-06-12, 02:57 PM #11
Thanks Doc Wilder.
09-14-12, 09:18 AM #12
Doc.Charfan9,you caught some shrapnel after only weeks. Well I don't think there's one grunt or any Marines, for that matter would have a problem with you wearing the EGA. Corpsmans or like Marines,people get WIA or KIA in combat.
09-14-12, 01:12 PM #13
Thanks Redclyde. I DO wear it with pride.
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