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post #1 of 8 Old Nov 10th, 2011, 12:31 pm Thread Starter
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post #2 of 8 Old Nov 10th, 2011, 5:01 pm
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Semper Fi ---- I want to thank all military on this site for serving our country and allowing me to live free. We all know you're not doing it for the money.
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Semper Fi.

Happy Birthday and thanks to all current and former Marines - with cheers to Chesty Puller.

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Semper Fi.

Happy Birthday and thanks to all current and former Marines - with cheers to Chesty Puller.

former Marines?

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Semper Fi.

Happy Birthday and thanks to all current and former Marines - with cheers to Chesty Puller.
Semper Fi...... We live right off VA Rte 33 General Puller Hwy. Chesty rests just up the road in Christ Church Cemetery, I pass his home in Saluda weekly and always pop a salute.

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Robert, I think what Paul is telling you is that there isn't any such thing as a "former" Marine.
"Once a Marine, always a Marine."

Which means all those fat, bald guys down at the VFW who served us all in the Marine Corps are still Marines. Some of them limp, others have scars, visible and not. I salute them.

I am not a Marine, I can spell my name, thank you very much , but it was my privilege to have served with Marines and served in support of Marines. As a group, their esprit de corps is unparalleled, and as a fighting force we can all be proud that the United States Marine Corps are at "the tip of the spear" ready to do our nations bidding. (I sometimes wish our leaders would be more careful in what they ask be done.)

Permanently stationed on my desk pen set is a medallion which was a "party favor" from the 50 year "Reunion of Honor" commemorating the Battle of Iwo Jima.





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In addition to the medallion I have commerative Scotch glass from 214th Marine Corps Birthday Ball at Parris Island. The glass isn't permanently stationed on my desk, but it has seen its share of service.



I keep these mementos to remind me of the contributions and sacrifice made by individual Marines through history and around the globe.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARINES!!!

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I once referred to one of my best friends as an "Ex-Marine", and was promptly corrected that it is "Former Marine" - although through and through, he is still a Marine.

It is with great pride that I will soon be welcoming my daughter and son-in-law into our home while they get settled in CA. He has served four years in the USMC, and spent a total of 14 months in Afghanistan.

He volunteered, knowing full well that he'd be sent over there.

I am proud to know him, and also thanks to ALL who have stepped up and served our country.

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failed BBG @ 1,229 miles #&@%*!! tire...
If you would have joined the Corps, you would have known that if you improvised, overcame and adapted... That tire would have not been an issue....

Do you know why the Marine Corps is a Division of the Department of Navy? They needed a Men’s Department…

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