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Old April 2nd, 2011, 10:37 PM   #121
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Old April 3rd, 2011, 06:32 AM   #122
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Old April 3rd, 2011, 08:04 AM   #123
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Old April 3rd, 2011, 10:28 AM   #124
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NOTE: On requal after first tour in Nam, found I had become a sharpshooter.

You were in boot camp when I returned to MCRD from S.E. Asia. We felt pretty salty in our tiger stripes until a light colonel tried to tell us we were out of uniform. I explained to him it was all I had since my other seabag got lost and I was getting out in 2 days and didn't plan to buy new utilities for that amount of time. He didn't say anymore but just returned my salute and left. My buddies had extra utilities that I could have worn and I had my greens and Trops that I hand carried in a garment bag...but I didn't tell him that

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Old April 17th, 2011, 01:41 PM   #125
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I am not yet a Marine. Like you good men are, however....
I ship to MCRD San Diego June 20th 2011.
Ive been waiting to earn the title as a Marine since I was in second grade with the terrorist attacks on the twin towers happend.

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Old April 18th, 2011, 05:02 AM   #126
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Old April 28th, 2011, 05:39 PM   #127
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Old April 28th, 2011, 06:09 PM   #128
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Old April 29th, 2011, 07:36 PM   #129
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Old April 30th, 2011, 07:09 AM   #130
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While boot camp was a memorable experience for everyone, I observed that as I progressed through service schools and ultimately to a permanent duty assignment, the quality of the personnel with whom I was associated increased accordingly. I don't know if others have had the same experience, but the Marine Corps friendships that have withstood the test of time are those from my regular outfit, both stateside and overseas. Boot camp is a blur and I am able to identify only a few fellow recruits from pix who were standouts on both ends of the spectrum. Getting out was one of life's high points and if anyone had told me then that thirty years later I would be spending $1,500 to attend a reunion, we probably would have gone to fist city, but they would have been right.

I still shoot expert with M1 and 14, as well as the 1911A1 with iron sights, but glasses are required and weather that doesn't contribute to arthritis is aso a plus. I don't feel too badly because many buddies had to start using scopes years ago.

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Old May 14th, 2011, 10:40 PM   #131
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Old May 14th, 2011, 11:31 PM   #132
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Old May 15th, 2011, 12:12 AM   #133
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Old June 13th, 2011, 09:16 AM   #134
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Old July 9th, 2011, 06:33 PM   #135
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