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I Am A Former Active Duty Us Marine

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 3 People

    Sing It Out Loud

    There are many theories that folks shoot around about why Marines sing cadence. Of course, I've heard a few rumors that the other services sing cadence too. I can neither confirm nor deny that travesty (sorry, just a bit o' inter-service rivalry). My cousins; the squids, dogs...
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    46-50, F
    Apr 13, 2011

    The History Of The Hymn

    The first time I heard it, I cried. To this day, this song both lifts me up, and brings me to my knees. When I see a parade or service, and this song comes on, I feel like I could charge into battle with a cast iron frying pan and painted face. I feel like there isn't anything...
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    46-50, F
    6 Responses Apr 13, 2011

    Boot Camp And Chow

    Written by Yossi ...because two of sh!t,... is SH!T.... When I was at boot camp, I weighed in at 110 lbs. By the time I got back to 4th Battalion,.. I weighed 95 lbs. THAT was an issue. They said I was a "double rat" recruit. For starters, there is nothing awesome about military...
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    46-50, F
    3 Responses Feb 10, 2011

    For Those Of You Who Rock, I Salute You

      First things first. We are always played last. So, this is the one space where I will make the executive decision to put us first. Hell, we're the first in, last out... so why not?     Despite inter-service rivalries, I deeply respect my cousins-at-arms. We all have a job...
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    46-50, F
    2 Responses May 30, 2011

    Hard Corps

    For some vids, there are no words.  Salute to my brothers and sisters, living and passed, from the beginnings to every ending. 
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    46-50, F
    2 Responses Apr 5, 2012

    Boot Camp And Chicken Pox

    Written By Yossi Let me begin by saying that enlisting in the military was the best damned thing I ever did for my life, my spirit and my everything. My entire being improved from my experience as an Active Duty Marine. I was supposed to ship out in October, but by a strange...
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    46-50, F
    2 Responses Jan 13, 2011

    2011 ~ Happy 4th Of July

    Be safe, designate a driver.  The loss of lives to alchohol and drugs truly IS senseless.I love the United States, and am proud to be an American. 
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    46-50, F
    Jul 1, 2011
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