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Thread: Parris Island Marines
12-04-08, 12:40 AM #106
I was in the third battalion at PI ,hit fat body, passed all tests first day still sent back, motivation for a week sent back, third platoon DIs were going to jail ,after third set of DIs graduated as the honor platoon with a bunch of other pickups,lost 50# just in time for TET, lost 30 more, thanks for the memories, I'm proud to have made it thru Semper Fi! Lord bring back our young men from harms way!
12-10-08, 07:07 AM #107
Update: Parris Island Marine Group Size : 119!
San Diego Marine Group Size: 5!
Who's The Big Brother 2ndceb? Lol
12-10-08, 08:33 AM #108
12-10-08, 08:48 AM #109
12-10-08, 08:56 AM #110
12-10-08, 09:02 AM #111
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12-10-08, 11:16 AM #113
If Diego had swamp and sand fleas,they'd be makin movies and not makin Marines....
When it comes to mountains,Pendelton has them,not SD.
12-11-08, 09:23 AM #114
I think that both boot camps are getting soft, when I went through PI we had to clear minefields with a hammer.
12-11-08, 10:48 AM #115
MY NAME IS PARRIS ISLAND"
If you have been here, you know my name, My name is Parris Island.I was officially started in 1915 and I've seen recruits come and go by the thousands. If you were here when you got here by ferry boat, then you are truly old Corps. All recruits see my main gate only twice, once on the way in and once on the way out.Mostly you come by bus in the middle of the night. Tall,short,fat, skinny, black and white, long hair, short hair.You come through my main gate laughing some scared, mostly you act like teenagers, mostly you are teenagers.You each come here for your own reasons, but most come to test themselves, most need a direction in their lives. As you pass through my main gate your lives will change from that point on. I hope to see you leave as Marines, but you will not all leave together as Marines.Some will leave by themselves ,not Marines. They did not make the goal, my heart goes out to them, but not everyone can be a Marine. But today my heart is full of pride, for the next graduation of recruits, now MARINES, is leaving my front gate, teenagers no more but young men & women with a history to live up to.13 weeks and just look at the change. You know this is a happy day for me, but my best days are yet to come. That's when these Marines come back to see me 20, 30, 40 years from now. Oh yea, a lot of the old ones come back to see me, they have not forgottenOld Parris Island and I have not forgotten them. Former Marines and I have this bond, it's in our blood, it's PRIDE it is where it all started for both of us. My sad days are the ones that those that can't come back to see me those that were killed in WW1, WW11,Korea,Viet Nam, Beirut and all the little actions around the world. Hey, I've got to go have a bus load coming in tonight and one leaving in the morning...SEMPER FI!! You all come back and see me, you hear!
12-11-08, 01:03 PM #116
12-11-08, 01:37 PM #117
Is the Motovation ditch still there or has it been PC'd out? At the range our Senior would have Recruits from the moto platoon parade across the sinks while we were cleaning weapons. What a stench.
12-13-08, 04:04 PM #118
Second Recruit Training Battalion:Best of the island.
12-16-08, 11:16 AM #119
12-16-08, 01:13 PM #120
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