For those that aren't familiar with the term Marine OSO, it stands for Marine Corps Officer Selection Office, also referred to as the Marine Recruiting Office.
I have seen several posters here and other boards ask why do they have an office in Berkeley, filled with commies, eviromentalwacos and America hating hippies.
It's because they recruit from those going to UC Berkeley...and any others who happen to drop by. A lot of people think there can be no good found in a town like Berkeley, and a school like UC Berkeley, but the Marine are smarter than than...
They also recruit at the local Berkeley High School.
More on that when I update the thread I started Wed about the pinko commie 5 year thingie.
I'm thrilled to know that some of our MCL members plan to be there. There will also be some bikers who learned of the Rally from the sign posted in our store window. Watch for MO tags. :)
Now that's cool, Brat!
Thanks for all you do to make these events so much better.
I do like to make things clear so for those that do not know MCL stands for Marine Corps League, a great reference site for all things Marine.
As far as donations are concerned, you might click on the Eagles Up! West link at the bottom of the article posted at the top of this thread. It will get you to email to Eagles Up and you may find a way to donate there.
Free Republic, because of it's structure and nature, I don't believe would be able to allow a paypal button on a thread to donate to another organization.
I met a female Marine Staff Sargent last year who was engaged to a Marine who was a recruiter in Berkeley at the time (he may have since been transferred). She was just an amazing woman. During our conversation I said that it must be a very difficult job to recruit out of Berkeley, your fiance must be some guy. She said, “Yes he is. Soft spoken, even tempered, calm, and tough as nails.” She told me that occasionally while passing out cards he would have a Berkeley punk toss the card on the ground in front of him, to which he would say, very calmly, “Pick that up and hand it back to me.” She said smiling, “They always do, and if you saw my fiance you would know why!” We both laughed.
She also said you would be surprised by the quality of the recruits from the area, which is very high. Maybe the good ones are few and far between but they are more sold out and better Marines because they overcome so much by living in that environment.