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02-17-11, 11:07 PM #16
Great stuff man, thanks for such a good inside look.
02-18-11, 12:56 AM #17
Warcrazy, have read through your blog and found it interesting and extremely well written and presented. You indeed have a talent Marine, hope you keep it up.....Oooh-Rah
02-18-11, 04:35 PM #18
Extremely well done, and good foresight in even thinking to write letters as a kind of diary. I still have my letters to my mother, written when I was 17, got to PI two weeks after turning 17, and the letters are hilarious. You would have thought I was a whole Marine company by myself, combat ready.
Your blog should just about be required reading for all poolees, too. That would answer a lot of questions they have.
Thanks for your post.
03-01-11, 05:43 PM #19
It's the first source I have read details of what the experience is like day to day, both emotionally and physically. I think the emotional hardships you painted a picture of are the things that scare me the most. Although I have to say I nearly **** my pants, with both laughter and fear, when you described what its like to be IT'd by the DIs.
Thank you for this.
Screw becoming a shrink. You should be a writer. You've got the skills.
07-20-11, 01:47 PM #20
That blog was an awesome read. Hopefully, I can make it through Boot Camp like you did!
07-20-11, 03:37 PM #21
09-12-11, 03:02 AM #22
Joseph...Everything you described in there was right out of the Recruit Training Manual or something. The substitutions, Daddy withdrawing his love and calling us the garbage platoon, everything! Sounds like they still go by the book with Boot Camp. Although, if we had ever laid hands on another recruit or jumped line for any reason in the chow hall our bodies would have never been found.....great blog and I am sure very helpful to the up and coming hopefuls.
01-23-12, 04:54 PM #23
01-26-12, 07:40 PM #24
This should be required reading for poolees, fantastic
01-27-12, 03:11 PM #25
Thanks for sharing
03-20-12, 09:23 AM #26
Nice! I really enjoyed reading your blog about boot. It really answered some of the questions i've thought about as a Marine Corps Poolee. Thanks again, Semper Fi.
03-20-12, 12:37 PM #27
The good thing about holding your M16 at arm's length is that you can put them down as soon as everybody is holding theirs up, too.
Gotta love that one!
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05-13-12, 08:24 AM #28
Congratulations Visor15 on your journal writings, they will be a forever keepsake that you will appreciate having many years from now. Very nice! Gung Ho, Ray
San Diego Platoon 1127
Regimental Weapons Co.
4th Marines, 1st Provisional Marine Brigade
6th Marine Division
08-16-12, 10:48 PM #29
Great blog, I loved your description of Sgt Ponce, which almost exactly described Sgt Reed in my platoon back in 1976: "Sgt. Ponce is our little pittbull. He's always in someone's face screaming and cursing at them. The best part is he's about 5 feet tall and never runs out of energy." That is Sgt Reed to a 'tee'. Short, mean, extremely energetic, and always in our face screaming and cursing. I think everyone in our platoon would agree he was primary DI that molded us back then. And actually, your description of your other DI's fit ours as well.
Good work, you'll really love this blog in another 20 or 30 years or so.
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