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I Am a Retired United States Marine (usmc)

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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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    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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    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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    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 21-25, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 70+, M Nov 9, 2012

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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 19-21 2 Responses Mar 1, 2008

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    annirawrmuffin annirawrmuffin 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 3

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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 3 Responses Sep 4, 2010

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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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    Related Experiences

    Hey guys! Okay. So, I'm not yet a girl friend of a United States marine but I will be in a few months. Can someone please help me out. I would just like to know about boot camp and...
    Katiebug54 Katiebug54 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 29

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    Only if he knew how much I am falling apart without him. I mean the life he gives me and my son is beyond words. But i would rather him in my arms but I know that love is so much...
    angelbaby187 angelbaby187 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Hi my name is Jeanessa. My boyfriend just left for USMC boot camp and the last time i talked to him was on Tuesday because he was still at the airport. We talked every day, all day...
    CandJforever CandJforever 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 2

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    My best friend for over a year, now girlfriend is a Marine and it's finally hitting me how tough this is. When we first met, we were dating and she was stationed in Florida as a...
    Maryam1117 Maryam1117 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 3

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    So my Marine left for SOI Monday. It was hard saying see ya later for the second time. It wasn't as hard as boot camp but it's pretty up there. Right now I'm just a at a loss. Sigh...
    desiali719 desiali719 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I want to join the marine corps because I want to feel like I'm worth something for once in my life. What that worth is idk but I want to feel worth something doesn't matter what...
    superabe11 superabe11 16-17, M Jul 20

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    Okay guys.... So i need some help!!! My marine is coming home this coming sunday from boot camp and i want to get him a gradation present/welcome home........but I'm not sure what...
    martinsgirl martinsgirl 18-21 1 Response Jul 21

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    Hello ladies! How have you all been? Hope all is well! I know I am not a Marine girlfriend anymore, but I figured I would check in. After nearly a year and a half on here it was...
    Alleycat020913 Alleycat020913 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 24

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    My marine is deployed. I haven't talked to him in over a week. But I'm trying my best to stay positive. Anyone going through the same thing?
    maryjaneexo maryjaneexo 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 31

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    I had what seemed like the perfect relationship with my wondetful Marine. Now I am almost 5 months pregnant and ive been told he has been cheating on me while hes away. Im...
    FaithfullyFaithfully FaithfullyFaithfully 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    It's crazy how easy it was for me to fall for this boy, came around with his big old smile as his caring words. Each day makes me feel like a princess and he is my price. He is the...
    Faithfive Faithfive 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    So yesterday my marine and I have been together for 8 months (: doesn't seem that long to most people but I really don't care. When I first met him I didn't really know where the...
    LifeOfaMarineGirlfriend20 LifeOfaMarineGirlfriend20 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I am a girlfriend of a guy who is going into the marines very shortly, and going to boot camp shortly, I'm worried he will fall out of love with me or possibly cheat on me, it...
    lifeg0es0nnn lifeg0es0nnn 16-17, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Hey you guys so my husband is off to SOI/ ITB. He graduates 10/17/14. We want to live together after he graduates I read about this thing where marines that are married are given...
    desiali719 desiali719 18-21, F 12 hrs ago

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    Today I miss him more than anything :( I wish I could feel his arms wrapped around me. Oh well, his time in Japan is coming to an end and he will be stationed here in states this...
    mavie1126 mavie1126 18-21, F Aug 4

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    Well here i am again back where I started.. my fiancé only has 1 month and 16 days left of boot camp (September 5) and I'm excited for that, but here I am again where it all...
    infinitelovexo infinitelovexo 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    Ever wake up with a dream so real, it's like you can still smell him, still feel his touch lingering on you, only to look next you and find an empty bed, and you close your eyes...
    themarineproject themarineproject 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    Ever wake up with a dream so real, it's like you can still smell him, still feel his touch lingering on you, only to look next you and find an empty bed, and you close your eyes...
    themarineproject themarineproject 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    My fiancé just left yesterday for bootcamp and I'm sad it's hard to talk to someone everyday for 3 and half years straight and then next day not even hear his voice I'm praying...
    Amalri Amalri 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    I thought I would have more time. He received a call today and he's leaving far more earlier than we thought. I feel so selfish but I wanted more time with him before bootcamp. I...
    madaysgirl madaysgirl 16-17, F Jul 28

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    So anyway...I'm engaged! The entire story is too much to write here, but to make it short, my fiancé knows me better than I know myself and I will be proud to call him my husband...
    dianashayne789 dianashayne789 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 29

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    Another day down and at the end of each day I get more scared of time finally running out. He leaves to Paris Island August 11th for 3 months. Threee months. We've never been apart...
    thunderberk thunderberk 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 29

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    I always thought of "Hey there Delilah" as a little cute song, but now that I can relate to it, It makes me wanna cry..
    infinitelovexo infinitelovexo 18-21, F Jul 30

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    Well it's under a month till he leaves now. And honestly I can say that I'm okay. We're strong and we're ready for this.
    Kendykay Kendykay 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 1

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    I am going crazy. She went for training on Thursday and said she'd be back Sunday. It's now Wednesday and I haven't gotten a text or call (which she said she could do). I am more...
    Maryam1117 Maryam1117 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    Heyyy peeeeps ! How's everyone's summer?? Ready for school?? Haha So I got happy news the other day, the boy said he was getting leave soon ! Yay! So now we're just trying to...
    MochaChocolatte MochaChocolatte 18-21 Aug 7

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    So my fiance is currently a recruit going through boot camp. We've been best friends since we were children, dated for four years and been engaged for six months now. He is my...
    Crookedmusings27 Crookedmusings27 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    My fiancé only has 3 more weeks of bootcamp left! I'm so excited, but I feel like the days are going by even slower. I just can't wait to be able to see him and hug him and kiss...
    infinitelovexo infinitelovexo 18-21, F Aug 9

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    Ugh. Why are you gone. I feel like this is going to be one of the hardest things yet. #first day gone;/
    thunderberk thunderberk 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 10

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    AHHHH WHY CAN'T THEY JUST HAVE CELLPHONES!?!? I mean. I know why but. Shiiiiiiitfuck -___-
    thunderberk thunderberk 18-21, F Aug 10

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    Just got back from camping again with brandon<3 it was just us two this time and I just love spending time with him. He always makes me feel safe and god I just love him with...
    LifeOfaMarineGirlfriend20 LifeOfaMarineGirlfriend20 18-21, F Aug 10

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    Today my husband gets on a plane to SOI/ITB. I suffered through boot camp I can sure enough handle this. It's a month shorter and it's rumored that they have liberty on weekends. I...
    desiali719 desiali719 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    I got laid off two days ago. I got married two weeks ago. I turn 20 next week. And I think I'm pregnant. Sigh...
    desiali719 desiali719 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I am a girlfriend of a Poolee who leaves in 28 days. It's really setting in now that he's leaving and I could use any advice! Thank you all
    SierraAmy SierraAmy 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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