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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    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 Aug 16

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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 4 Responses Aug 2

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    This is crazy, but a couple girlfriends and I pretty much started this group like 6 years ago!!! It's crazy to see how far the group has come. Too bad it wasn't a stock, because...
    NatATTACK NatATTACK 22-25 3 Responses Aug 24

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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...
    lovedesi lovedesi 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    I have been with my marine for almost 2 years, I haven't seen him since Christmas! Since his been gone I graduated from high school and started college, he was told he was going...
    MarineGirlfriendMary MarineGirlfriendMary 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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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 Aug 15

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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 Aug 17

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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...
    lovedesi lovedesi 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    Are there any Marine Corps wives, or fiancé's on here. I have a question about going to live with him after SOI. We're married and I want to live with him off base. Where ever his...
    lovedesi lovedesi 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    Nothing is as awesome as seeing your marine again =] met him at the airport fri (of course there was a confusion. I thought he flew us airway, he was on American air) Anyways went...
    MochaChocolatte MochaChocolatte 18-21 Aug 24

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    Hey! My Marine is in Schwab, Oki, Japan. I hope to visit him for the holidays in December but we;re trying to get everything sorted out. I already sent in my passport application...
    brpw brpw 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    My soon to be marine will be entering the crucible at 2:00 am tomorrow morning 4/25/14. If anyone would be kind enough to say a little prayer for him. I wasn't able to get or make...
    infinitelovexo infinitelovexo 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 24

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    At around 8 am today my fiancé completed the crucible and is now considered a marine :),I am so proud of him and definitely can not wait to see him next week! Plus he gets to...
    infinitelovexo infinitelovexo 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Reunions of old Marine and Corpsman veterans. I now know why men who have been to war yearn to reunite. Not just to tell stories or look at old pictures. Not just to laugh or...
    Jones47 Jones47 61-65, M 7 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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    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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    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...
    lovedesi lovedesi 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...
    lovedesi lovedesi 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 14

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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 Aug 18

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    My boyfriend just dropped me off and help me move into my new dorm. I was really happy he could help but it sucked because I had to say bye to him. I'll see him on Tuesday before...
    martinsgirl martinsgirl 18-21 Aug 23

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    Hey guys, My boyfriend left July 14th for boot camp in San Diego. I must say that I'm doing a really good job at staying strong and positive! I write him almost every single day...
    nlandsb nlandsb 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 23

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    I want to shut off my phone, disconnect from all the world. I want to turn off my computer and lay in my bed surrounded by silence and darkness. But I might his his text, I might...
    lovedesi lovedesi 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    My boyfriend was told he would be leaving for PI in March but sadly now it's going to be January. I'm really starting to see I don't want him to leave. I try to be strong and he...
    marinegirl1342 marinegirl1342 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    So haven't been on here for a while, but I was wondering how often one usually gets to see your special someone while their in job school? I have to say its been a little tough...
    dannygirl656 dannygirl656 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    He leaves in 10 days for PI. I'm happy for him but I'm also so nervous. And I'll only get to be with him 3 more nights before he leaves because I'm away at school and can only see...
    Kendykay Kendykay 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    49 days until he graduates SOI. After that he goes to his fleet wherever that may be. Idgaf where it is as long as I can be with him.
    lovedesi lovedesi 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    Crying when you're on the phone with him and trying so hard not to let him be able to tell...
    Kendykay Kendykay 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Okay ladies I need help. How often do they get their phones in soi? Today is his first weekend there and I was under the impression that they get them all weekend....:( but I haven...
    martinsgirl martinsgirl 18-21 3 Responses 3 days ago

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