8 faithful years USMC. Iraqi Vet DS/DS.
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I received a mesage from a fellow forum user, i asked him a question about what war he served in and when he answered with a message i found it really intresting. It got me interested in knowing who else on the forum has served. Also thanks for your service no matter country your from.
8 faithful years USMC. Iraqi Vet DS/DS.
27 years retired 1SG 11Z5M and darn proud of it I never expected to See PFC at one time Both my sons are SFC they are CAV both with Gold spurs they were switched from Infantry just before the last deployment. Heading back again mid year.
My wife served as a US Marine.
thank you all for your service.
i am currently a 2 star blue star mom.both of my boys usmc.
I [think] can see where it would interest someone like you
to have a level of intrigue about a veteran of war.
No slam intended...no negativity meant.....please understand that.
You are still young....and I hope you never see a time that you must
participate in a war.....to any degree.
I was barely older than you are now.....when I joined the USMC
I did not want to be 'drafted' into the Army....
I started in OCS-Quantico, led a demolition team of eight in
Laos....er, uh, Vietnam...yeah....
served two tours, and was discharged before JFK was murdered.
No GPS, cell phone, electronics of any kind......
but a wrist watch to time the missions.....set your charge,
re-unite, and detonate.[coordination of eight men]
TOPO maps....no MRE's [C-rations],no firearms,.....
eating bugs, clothes rotting as you wore them, skin
shriveled like prunes[toenails still nasty today], and no
friggin clue where you were at......good times, little brother.....
I would not wish it on you.....not even for one day.
I would not change it......not even for a moment.
Four of us are left.....
we are closer to each other......
than any of us are to our wives.....
or our children.
And I don't even know how the hell you brought this out of me.....
I don't usually speak much of it.
Kudos to you.
"A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state,the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed
Was in the Army for most of the 80s. Went Air Reserve a handful years ago. Big Blue has better food.
I was/am still thinking about joining the army but i decided since im being trained as a c level weilder ill stick with that for a bit. Obviously hearing about the military and war would get lots of people hyped up on the idea that they'ed be a hero not so much me, i enjoy the idea of training ( i was in army cadets and we would go out in the wilderness and repel off of things, i left however because i shit you not the guy in charge never showed up and the other kids were smoking pot and having sex in the bathrooms, i was thirteen and i didnt know what to make of it so i left ). But ozo ever since i was 8 ive been reading military books and doing all my history projects on veterans, i just belive they have a great story to tell, and i seriously find it completely amazing.
I've never served, the closest I came to joining the army was in my teens when I sent off for an Army Careers brochure from the local recruiting office.
Got the shock of my life a couple of weeks later when a Sgt Butterfield called at my home on a follow-up courtesy call in full dress uniform, stripes and all, but I chickened and never answered the door and dived behind the settee til he'd gone!
I dropped the idea of becoming a soldier because I knew I'd be too much of a stubborn s.o.b. to be able to take orders, especially if i didn't agree with them.
I turned instead to board and computer wargames, they're just as much fun and nobody tells you what to do..
1884-2005 Active Duty Weapons Tech, USN Ret.
2005-2006 Weapons Transportation Department Sup. (DoD Contractor) NAS Whidbey Island