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03-06-09, 03:57 PM #61
03-06-09, 04:43 PM #62
03-06-09, 04:54 PM #63
COMMDOG7.....I'm an AZZHOLE! Don't know WHY I got so fired up. It's not a secret, that I've tried to kill myself 3 times, and have been put in a rubber room, in a straight jacket, with an I.V. of Thorazine....or something similar. My anger, has gotten me into some VERY SERIOUS trouble, with John Law. When I was arrested, last year, for attempted murder of two men, in a bar fight....my shrink saved my miserable life, and put me BACK into my "padded condo". I take Zoloft, Trazadone, Zanax...and a few others, for my stupidity. I OWE YOU A BIG ONE!! PLEASE FEEL FREE TO COLLECT, ANYTIME....ANYWHERE.....I'VE GOT IT COMING. You have my SINCERE APOLOGY, for acting like an AZZHOLE.....SEMPER FI.....DOC
03-06-09, 05:41 PM #64
You know what Doc, I'm done. I have tried to be respectful and help you out, but all you want to do is kick me in the nutz. You do not understand what I am trying to say, you do not understand it when I tell you that I like ribbons just like I like serving my country, but when it comes to the war dead then I could honestly care less about ribbons. You don't understand how much I AGREE with you, you focus on this pre-conceived idea that I must be EVIL because I think that MSG's deserve their ribbon, and no matter how much I try to explain myself to you, you refuse to listen. Yes, I must be a sh!tty Marine because I take pride in my uniform. I must be a sh!tty Marine because I take pride in my serving to my country. I must be a sh!tty Marine because I am thankful for those who have given their lives for this country. Oh, and I must be a sh!tty Marine because I look for signs of PTSD in those who have seen combat and just want to help. You attack your allies before you even understand what they are about. I have good intentions, I am sad that you cannot see that.
And Pete0331- PTSD is not a bad thing! It is not shameful. I do not know if Doc has it or not, I am not a psychologist. But based on his combat experience and his anger in these threads, maybe he has some things he should get off his chest. Like I stated earlier, when capitalized words are used, it is perceived as yelling. If he does not want his statements misrepresented, then he should be careful with what he capitalizes.
03-06-09, 05:46 PM #65
03-06-09, 05:59 PM #66
03-06-09, 06:18 PM #67
I gots me some ribbons.
Thats all they are. Ribbons.
The one I flash about, is on my signature.
It says volumes.
The other ones are pretty.
I just happened to be in the wrong place at the right time.
I don't do the braggng bit, out here in the 1stCivDiv, but I betchum you red ryder, and there are a few of us here, were we to combine our salad, we would have one big ass bowl full.
Now ain't that some whoopy ****ing ****?
Think about this for a closing - 'The best medal is a live man's smile.'.
03-06-09, 06:44 PM #68
All Vietnam vets how many of you remember "If I were commandant" in Leatherneck Mag.? Sounds like some of the stuff that people ask then.
03-06-09, 11:29 PM #69
This is my final post, on this thread. If anything I've said here, has offended anyone, I sincerely apologize. I didn't mean any disrespect to any Marine, I just let my anger get the better of me....won't happen again......DOC
03-06-09, 11:42 PM #70
03-19-09, 10:34 AM #71
Not pointing out any particular Marine from reading this post, so please bear with me.
A lot of Marine's confuse a "B-Billet MOS" with a "Special Duty Assignment MOS"....all SDA's are B-Billets, not all B-Billets are SDA's....big difference.
The SDA's are the duties such as Drill Instructor, Recruiter, MSG Duty, SOI Instructor that put one above their peers who have not completed a SDA and briefed at the promotion boards as such for promotion qualifications.
Technically, by definition, any MOS that takes you out of your primary MOS for duties is a "B-Billet"....
When I started out as a Career Planner as a Sergeant, it was a "B-Billet" MOS but not a SDA...then later on it became a primary MOS to become similar to the career Recruiting Force, and continues to be morphed more and more.
I don't agree with the ribbon's for performing a SDA, we're not the Army as was stated by the CMC and yes, their duties are strenuous and demanding, so isn't being a Marine in the fleet...and for a large part, the Marine's volunteered and were screened for those assignments (excluding the "body snatchers" from Recruiting lol!!)....
03-19-09, 09:02 PM #72
03-19-09, 09:57 PM #73
What ever happened just for the love of serving the Marine's in any capacity, regardless of reward?
What do you get out of MSG Duty. How about a TS Clearance and exposure to dignitaries that many people outside of the Dept of State would never otherwise have that opportunity. How many SNCO's can be in "command" of a group of Marine's outside MSG Duty? Zero.
How many Marine's leave active duty to work for these entities? I have a few former Marine's that did that and they are making serious $$ and having fun doing it.
As far as my statement I made, that is from everything I learned as a Career Planner from the Squadron, Wing, Bn, and Regiment Level's dealing with the Monitors daily and worked up a NUMBER of MSG packages as both inentives for reenlistment and for career enhancement. I knew the MSG monitor(s) fairly well and spent considerable ammounts of time on the phone with them and occasionally at visits to both Cherry Point and Camp Lejeune.
03-20-09, 01:10 AM #74
03-20-09, 06:35 AM #75
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