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I Am a Retired United States Marine (usmc)

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    Fallen Heroes Marine Dog Tag.

    Fallen Heroes Dog Tag - Marines The cost of America's freedom is most dearly paid in the lives of those Marines who died defending that right. We owe our liberty to their efforts. These dog tags remember and commemorate that sacrifice. Minted in a brass alloy, these dog tags...
    midwest5772 midwest5772 66-70 Jul 2, 2010

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    Happy 237th Birthday Usmc

    To all, who have served,,,,, past, present and future... A hearty and Happy 237th Birthday weekend to our beloved corps. Now let's git drinkin' Boy's!!
    TheThirdEye TheThirdEye 66-70, M Nov 9, 2012

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    Helicopter Hydraulic Mechanic

    I was in the Suck from 1994-2001 I got out right as all the craziness was happening. I was a 6094 helicopter hydraulic mechanic. i did time at MCAS New River, Tustin, El Toro, Miramar, Futema and finally Camp Pendleton. I went on a Med cruise and a 6- month pump to Oki, saw...
    hharperson hharperson 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 11, 2008

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    Service

    I joined the Marine Corps when I was 17.  I did it to show my Dad that I was tougher than he was.  Well, I also couldn't find a future in montana.  I know, sounds stupid now, but you should have been there.  I had lived the previous 3 years in the Philippines...
    broadshoulder broadshoulder 51-55 Aug 25, 2008

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    Once a Jarhead. . . .

    Signed an open contract in 1981 and ended up in supply; served four years' a year in Okinawa, the rest at LeJeune, then got out in '85.  Much of what I learned in the Corps has been engrained in me, like the need to rise early, exercise, keep a stearn look, and give orders...
    think2much think2much 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 13, 2008

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    One Miserable Anti-american Human Being Called Bumsquirt

    There is this avowed Anarchist and Socialist on EP who is mouthing off with his hatred of America and our military men and women. He is a totally miserable excuse for a human being who calls himself "Bumsquirt." He has posted vile comments on my Whiteboard and reflected many...
    lickitysplit lickitysplit 61-65, M 4 Responses Sep 4, 2010

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    Where I Met My Love

    I was serving on Active Duty in Kaneohe Bay, HI.  I was an Admin Marine and he was an Infantry Marine.  We were both stationed on K-bay.  We met almost 4 years ago.  When we met I was in the middle of going through a divorce from my first husband who was also...
    FormerUSMCnowUSMCGF FormerUSMCnowUSMCGF 18-21, F Feb 15, 2008

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    I Am a Marine Gf Looking For Some Help

    I am not a Retired Marine, but I am a Marine girlfriend. I joined this group so that I could post this story. There is a girl in our group talking crap about Marines. She is stating that they are all cheaters, that being a Marine isn't a "real job", that...
    Caligirl125 Caligirl125 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 12, 2009

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    I Love The Corps But Am Not A Marine

    I am afraid that I was a Squid, but I have loved the Corps since I was a small kid. My father fought with the 2nd Marine Division in the Pacific during WW-II and made the initial landing on Saipan and some other islands (something Jima, but not Iwo). I served as an officer in the...
    lickitysplit lickitysplit 61-65, M Sep 4, 2010

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    What Mos Was Everyone

    so what MOS was everyone I was a 1345/1341 heavy equipment operator and heavy diesel mechanic.
    Karalas Karalas 26-30, M 7 Responses Oct 2, 2007

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    Any Regrets?

    Let me start off by saying I am not a retired Marine but I wasn't sure where else to put this. I'm currently 17 years old and will be finishing my senior year of highschool next year and trying to join the Marines has been on my mind for a long time now. I haven't met with the...
    bluesboy13 bluesboy13 16-17, M Mar 31, 2011

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    annirawrmuffin annirawrmuffin 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 3, 2014

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    Not a Marine Myself..

    ....but I'd love your feedback.  One word - infantry.  Tell me.  I'd trust you guys before I trust his recruiter ;-)
    sethandlisa08 sethandlisa08 18-21 2 Responses Mar 1, 2008

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    Former Marine

    I was a Marine from 2000-2004. Picked up CPL in the inactive reserve. Was part of 3d TSB SPT, Co 31st MEU, 35th I believe MSSG. Have been all over Asia and spent all time that wasn't school living in OKinawa. I wouldn't trade it for anything.
    Karalas Karalas 26-30, M 6 Responses Sep 24, 2007

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    Related Experiences

    He was shipped to Korea!!!
    vyoungin vyoungin 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    can anyone tell me how long does it take for them to come back home after they graduated from boot camp?
    etrigo etrigo 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    Had family day at MCRD San Diego โค๏ธ I was just loving every minute of it
    Usmcgf524 Usmcgf524 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    The love of my life and best friend of 3 years is a Marine PFC and he recently completed his job training and is being sent to California to work. I haven't heard from him since...
    KaggyKat KaggyKat 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Going to San Diego today so I can see my babe!!!!!
    Usmcgf524 Usmcgf524 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Anyone ever have parents who don't approve of your other half becuase the military or mistakes in the past ??
    kellner27 kellner27 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I am curious on other girls experiences on the way their SO'S acted a short time before they deployed. What did they act like? How did they feel. I can see it all happening now...
    KJSMIT4496 KJSMIT4496 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    https://m.facebook.com/groups/503635006470155?refid=12&__tn__=H facebook page for the wives, fiancรฉs, and girlfriends of recruits in India Company at MCRD San Diego that graduate...
    AnaValencia AnaValencia 16-17, F a week ago

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    I just heard on the news this morning that Sound Korea is ready to go to war with South Korea.. Nothing about the US getting involved but don't they always?? Anyways my boyfriend...
    AnaValencia AnaValencia 16-17, F a week ago

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    Only 3 more days and then I get to see my recruit and then in 4 days he graduates bootcamp and becomes a Marine!! So proud of him! He got top shooter in his platoon and is a squad...
    Usmcgf524 Usmcgf524 22-25, F a week ago

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    finally got his address:)))
    sidneyw24 sidneyw24 16-17 a week ago

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    The brand new pen I have been writing my letters with ran out of ink...
    sidneyw24 sidneyw24 16-17 Aug 23

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    Found this page on Facebook :) for the Wife,Girlfriend and Fiance of a recruit that left on Monday. https://www.facebook.com/groups/deltasignificantothers/
    andreaavalos14 andreaavalos14 18-21, F Aug 22

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    You know your boyfriend is in the military when the National Anthem makes you want to cry.
    sidneyw24 sidneyw24 16-17 Aug 22

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    I'm really hoping he comes home next July!!! I miss him so much!!!
    vyoungin vyoungin 18-21, F Aug 21

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    So it's been a long 3 months and in Tuesday I fly out to San Diego to see my marine ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ’™
    LyneReil LyneReil 16-17, F Aug 21

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    Less than 50 days until he comes home & I am SO excited ๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ™ˆ
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 21

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    Is it just me or are the nights harder than the day? Counting down the days like it's going to be Christmas.
    sidneyw24 sidneyw24 16-17 Aug 20

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    My bf in japan and he coming home next year .We are getting married at the court house so we move in on base base .After we get married at courthouse we are are plan on getting...
    kellner27 kellner27 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    As a Marine wife, I love to give advice to anyone that would like advice. I enjoy helping people get through deployments, boot camp and distance because I've been there! However, I...
    MisunderstoodGal30 MisunderstoodGal30 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    Glad to have found an outlet to finally vent to a crowd related to me in more ways than one. Becoming a United States Air Force girlfriend has been one of the biggest changes in my...
    ebonynicole ebonynicole 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    So I don't know about anyone else but when my boyfriend gets back I want to be in perfect condition. I mixed bown sugar, sugar, salt, and any type of oil(I used coconut) and used...
    sidneyw24 sidneyw24 16-17 Aug 19

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    My boyfriend just called me from boot camp. Hearing he's voice made me feel so much better.
    andreaavalos14 andreaavalos14 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    Totally made my day when I saw the Facebook page post a picture of David! (Far right in the back) He looks so grown already, almost been two weeks and it's already so crazy to see...
    AnaValencia AnaValencia 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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    The only reason I got through this week was because we were supposed to get his address for boot camp on Monday but I still have gotten it, now I notice I'm struggling more. I keep...
    liverpoollass93 liverpoollass93 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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    These pass two days have been the hardest! I seriously can't keep stop thinking of my boyfriend, he left on Monday to boot camp :(
    andreaavalos14 andreaavalos14 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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    alicacc11 alicacc11 26-30, F Aug 19

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    There are numerous older men in the world who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to...
    alicacc11 alicacc11 26-30, F Aug 19

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