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FORT BENNING MEETS PARRIS ISLAND (In my back yard)
ME | April 14, 2013 | swampsniper

Posted on 04/14/2013 1:59:36 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER

Grandson Gerry's best friend (on the left) just completed Marine Corps basic and showed up here looking for my daughters famous hot wings. My grandson is in the middle of FNG annual training but got leave so he could be here today.

This is the hope of America!

They're the best!

They are out back this minute exercising my K-31.Photo & Video Sharing by SmugMug


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Chit/Chat; Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: army; marines

1 posted on 04/14/2013 1:59:36 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Congratulations, it’s good to see.


2 posted on 04/14/2013 2:01:34 PM PDT by informavoracious (The ancient Greeks and Romans thought they were on the "right side of history.")
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Very good!


3 posted on 04/14/2013 2:05:59 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

You are fortunate to have the presence of these young men. My wife and I just returned from Beaufort, SC this afternoon and saw a number of new graduate Marines from Parris Island with their families. Does make us proud to see such fine young men (did not see any ladies but know they are there) representing our great nation.


4 posted on 04/14/2013 2:06:05 PM PDT by bytesmith
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Parris Island by two touchdowns


5 posted on 04/14/2013 2:08:05 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Awesome! Tell them thank you from me. They look like fine, young men.


6 posted on 04/14/2013 2:10:29 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Excellent!

You also have good taste in your gun selections. I just bought another case of surplus Gewehrpatrone 11. Still reasonably priced despite the ammo shortages. (except for the shipping)


7 posted on 04/14/2013 2:10:51 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog

There can’t be much of that stuff left. I don’t know how many rifles were imported, maybe the ammo will last for a while. It is superb!


8 posted on 04/14/2013 2:15:04 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: bytesmith

The ladies were there.

My daughter was there 7 years ago (now a Staff Sergeant at Little Creek).

The thing that impressed me the most about her and her friends was their bearing around other people.She graduated at 30 from Parris Island after earning several university degrees, but her “presence” around other people was a far cry from the typical graduation gatherings I had attended.


9 posted on 04/14/2013 2:18:29 PM PDT by Sigurdrifta
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

OORah. Parris Island , class of ‘89.


10 posted on 04/14/2013 2:26:03 PM PDT by real saxophonist (I have to return some videotapes.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Your grandson and his friend have my admiration for their accomplishments and my gratitude for their service.

You have my envy for having such a child that raised such a grandson.


11 posted on 04/14/2013 2:40:22 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Thank them for us!! They are never forgotten. Our troops are in our nightly prayers.

God bless them & keep them safe from harm.

12 posted on 04/14/2013 2:42:42 PM PDT by LADY J (You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. - Author Unknown)
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To: Pontiac

Got to raise them in a swamp, concrete is bad for them, LOL


13 posted on 04/14/2013 2:50:35 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Sigurdrifta
The thing that impressed me the most about her and her friends was their bearing around other people.

Congrats on your daughter.

One is able to spot the Marines, active or inactive, out of a crowd of service personnel in civilian attire with a very high rate of success.

The first tell here was the grip on the weapon. As in "Go ahead, try to take it away and make my day."

14 posted on 04/14/2013 2:53:03 PM PDT by frog in a pot (Will America ever realize having a Marxist in the White House is not a good idea?)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Well there were a couple of times I wanted to put mine in concrete. ;)


15 posted on 04/14/2013 2:55:22 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Please thank them for me for their service.


16 posted on 04/14/2013 3:45:25 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

So GOOD to see! Brings tears to my eyes! Congratulations! Hug them from me. :o)


17 posted on 04/14/2013 4:00:28 PM PDT by redhead (NO GROUND TO THE DEVIL! Use Weaponized Prayer)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Sweet! Oo-rah & hooah!


18 posted on 04/14/2013 5:27:27 PM PDT by vpintheak (Occupy your Mind!)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Yes, they are the hope of this nation. God bless them. And God bless you. Thank you for sharing this.


19 posted on 04/14/2013 5:36:48 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

What a coincidence. My son just finished boot camp at MCRD-PI and graduated on Friday, too! Very proud mum.


20 posted on 04/14/2013 5:47:11 PM PDT by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare--now a Marine Mom)
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Probably the same group.


21 posted on 04/14/2013 6:02:29 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Ya know..."FNG" can have a completely different meaning in the Army than Florida National Guard?...LOL...;)

Good looking gents. Wish them both well.
22 posted on 04/14/2013 6:31:08 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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