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FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, California ~ 12 JULY 2011
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe

Posted on 07/11/2011 6:15:30 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska

 
 

~The FReeper Canteen Presents~

Road Trip: Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, California

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Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego is a United States Marine Corps military installation in San Diego, California. It lies between San Diego Bay and Interstate 5, adjacent to Lindbergh Field and the former Naval Training Center San Diego.

MCRD San Diego's main mission is the initial training of enlisted male recruits living west of the Mississippi River. Over 21,000 recruits are trained each year. The Depot also is the home to the Marine Corps' Recruiter School and Western Recruiting Region's Drill Instructors School.

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Marine Corps presence in San Diego dates back to July 1914, but ground was not broken for a permanent base until 2 March 1919, after Joseph Henry Pendleton (for whom Camp Pendleton was later named) successfully fought for a base in the area.

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By 1921, the base was formally commissioned and in 1923, it became the primary recruiting center for the west coast. During World War II, the base almost exclusively dealt with recruiting. In 1948, the base was formally named Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego.

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Recruit training for those enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, also referred to as boot camp, includes a thirteen week process during which the recruit becomes cut off from the civilian world and must adapt to a Marine Corps lifestyle.

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During training, the drill instructors train recruits in a wide variety of subjects including weapons training, Marine Corps Martial Arts Program, personal hygiene and cleanliness, close order drill, and Marine Corps history. The training emphasizes physical fitness and recruits must attain a minimum standard of fitness to graduate.

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 This standard includes a Physical Fitness Test. Recruits must also meet minimum combat-oriented swimming qualifications, qualify in rifle marksmanship with the M16A2 service rifle.

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Unlike training at Parris Island, recruits must leave the depot to conduct field training. The second three-week phase is spent at Edson Range aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, where recruits fire on the rifle range. At the conclusion, recruits return to San Diego, but will return at the end of recruit training for the 56-hour "culminating" event called The Crucible.

Learn More About Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego HERE!!

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The Marine Corps Recruit Depot Command Museum boasts one of the most extensive and comprehensive displays of Marine Corps historical items in the Nation. The Museum has over 150,000 annual visitors and occupies 22,233 square feet of indoor space.

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The Mission at the MCRD Command Museum is “To provide an educational setting that portrays the legacy of the Marine Corps for the training of recruits and the continuing education of Marines, that functions as a supporting arm to the recruiting effort, and that serves as a bridge to the civilian community.”

Visit The MCRD Command Museum HERE!!

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We pray for your continued strength, to be strong in the face of adversity.

We pray for your safety, that you will return to your families and friends soon.

We pray that your hope, courage, and dignity remain unbroken, so that you may show others the way.

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1 posted on 07/11/2011 6:15:39 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska


REQUEST PERMISSION TO COME ABOARD!





SUPPORT OUR TROOPS!!!

OUR TROOPS ROCK!!!!!!!





Lamh Foistenach Abu!
2 posted on 07/11/2011 6:15:59 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Good morning Troops, Veterans and Canteeners.

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Our Flag Flying Proudly One Nation Under God

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Lord, Please Bless Our Troops, They're fighting for our Freedom.

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God Bless Our Republic

Prayers going up


3 posted on 07/11/2011 6:16:10 PM PDT by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

I have had a few family members pass through there.


4 posted on 07/11/2011 6:20:10 PM PDT by ansel12 (America has close to India population of 1950s, India has 1,200,000,000 people now. Quality of Life?)
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To: laurenmarlowe; MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; ...
Please note that tonight’s thread was authored by laurenmarlowe. Please thank her.
She will be in South Carolina with her kidlets and grand kidlets for the whole month.

Thanks, unique, for the road trippers!

~ Road Trip: Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, California ~


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5 posted on 07/11/2011 6:22:45 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska

HiYa Kathy


6 posted on 07/11/2011 6:23:31 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Permission Granted!


7 posted on 07/11/2011 6:24:10 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: ConorMacNessa; All

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


8 posted on 07/11/2011 6:26:32 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: ansel12

LOL! I spent about as much time there as I want to.


9 posted on 07/11/2011 6:26:41 PM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: HopeandGlory
Good evening, Nana Hope...((HUGS))...and thanks for today’s Pledge. Thanks, AfghanMan and Penguin Girl, for your service to America.


10 posted on 07/11/2011 6:28:13 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Kathy, thank you for this one :-)

Son-in-law was stationed there for three years, so we got to see daughter and four grandsons fairly often (drove up and down the I-5 from Oregon many, many times!)

Now they're stationed at European Command, two years down, one more to go. We're hoping and praying that their next tour will be in SoCal (either Camp P., or MCRD again). Hopefully NOT Okinawa (again) or Guam (again)!

11 posted on 07/11/2011 6:28:50 PM PDT by Inspectorette
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe
Thanks very much, Kathy!

*HUGS*

Great to see you this evening!

Thanks to you ad Lauren for tonight's Road Trip to MCRD SanDiego!

WHERE THEY MAKE MARINES!!!

OORAH AND SEMPER FI!!!!


Lamh Foistenach Abu!
12 posted on 07/11/2011 6:34:30 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: AZ .44 MAG

Look at this AZ. Pictures from back home!


13 posted on 07/11/2011 6:35:30 PM PDT by 2111USMC (Not a hard man to track. Leaves dead men wherever he goes.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Freep mail me to be on or off the Daily Bread ping list

Old School
July 12, 2011

As we hurtle through the first part of this new century, we see an increase in people questioning time-honored standards. This was plainly detailed recently by a teen pop star—a girl who professes faith in Jesus.

While discussing standards for modesty in how she dresses, she discounted criticism of her skimpy clothing by saying, “That’s so old school.”

This young woman is both right and wrong. In a sense, she’s right. The standards of dress for Christians are “old school.” They were written down more than 2,000 years ago. But her attitude that suggests ancient standards can be set aside is wrong. In the truest sense, the principles in the Bible are not “old” as much as they are timeless. While written ages ago, they are still fresh and applicable.

As to the question of modesty, when the Bible says women should “adorn themselves in modest apparel” (1 Tim. 2:9), it is still true today that we shouldn’t dress to draw attention to ourselves. A more general principle, “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed” (Rom. 12:2), is a 2011 command that can guide the question of how we dress.

So whether you’re a pop star or a pew sitter, don’t worry about being “old school” if what you are doing is done according to the Book.

Dear Lord, help us to follow the timeless
standards of the Bible in speech, clothing,
and other lifestyle matters. May all
we say and do bring glory to You. Amen.

Do my choices bring glory to God or draw attention to me?

Read: 1 Timothy 2:8-10;

I desire . . . that the women adorn themselves in modest apparel. —1 Timothy 2:8-9
Bible in a year:
Psalms 4-6; Acts 17:16-34


14 posted on 07/11/2011 6:36:27 PM PDT by The Mayor (Opinion is no substitute for the truth of GodÂ’s Word.)
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To: Riley
It's hard for me to pick my fondest memory.

It's kind of a toss-up between spending hours in “the dirt” or puking in my gas mask.

15 posted on 07/11/2011 6:39:32 PM PDT by 2111USMC (Not a hard man to track. Leaves dead men wherever he goes.)
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To: ConorMacNessa; All

From Xerox ~ Let's Say Thanks to our Troops

Simple. Easy. Involve your kids.
We can each send thanks every single day.


16 posted on 07/11/2011 6:43:45 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; beachn4fun; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; PROCON; ...


Welcome To All Who Enter This Canteen, To Our Serving Military, To Our Veterans, To All Military Families, To Our FRiends and To Our Allies!





Missing Man Setting

Never Forget Those Who Sacrificed All That We Could Live In Freedom!!





17 posted on 07/11/2011 6:44:32 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: 2111USMC

LOL! The good old pit. We had the one right outside the chow hall. (3rd Bn.)

I remember being lined up AH2BB for shots at the Naval Medical Clinic, when one of our prives ‘mooed’ like a cow at the slaughter. Funny at the time, but oh, did we pay for that.

I didn’t have real problems with CS until Combat Engineer school at LeJeune. Total mask failure in a concentrated environment. My lungs stopped working for a while.

Not fun. Took the Engineer final that night anyway. I miss being young and indestructible. :-)


18 posted on 07/11/2011 6:49:40 PM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: ConorMacNessa
And in first....Mac grabs the gold!!


19 posted on 07/11/2011 6:49:51 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska

I worked directly across the street at Navelexsyscom for many years.


20 posted on 07/11/2011 6:56:06 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: txradioguy; tongue-tied; SoldierDad; mike1sg; Milo828; mystery-ak; CMS; The Sailor; Jet Jaguar; ...
Honoring Our Heroes

1LT Carol USA, Nurse Corp (Vineyard)
2LT Rebecca USA (Daughter of U S Army EOD)
3 sons (armymarinemom and amdad)
86th Fighter Weapons Squadron "Combat Hammer" (saminfl)
AbnSarge USA
Adam USAF (Grumpybutt)
Allegra
Anoreth USCG (daughter of Tax-chick)
aviator USAF
BIGLOOK USN
Brett USN (CindyDawg)
Brother and Son-in-Law (kalee)
Cannoneer No. 4
CAPT Bryan USA (Diver Dave)
CAPT Future Snake Eater USA (RightOnline)
CAPT Jason Clendenin (friend of Frou)
Chris USA (amom)
Chuck USA (RightOnline)
COL Mike (gpapa)
CMS USA
ConorMacNessa USN USMC
David USAF (LUV W)
Defender2
Deven USA (Shimmer)
Diver Dave USN
Drumbo USN
Ethan USMC (georgiabelle)
forgotenknight13 USA (grandson of Monkey Face)
Fred (DocRock)
GulfWar1Vet USA
HiJinx USA
IS2 Brianne USN (My Hearts in London - Everett)
IS2 Heather USN (My Hearts in London - Everett)
Jade Falcon USN
James USA (Grumpybutt)
JemiansTerror USA (Jemian)
Jet Jaguar USAF
Joel (NEMDF)
Jonathan USMC (AZbushgal)
Josh USN (doug from upland)
Karen USA (fatima's granddaughter)
Kenneth (Sweetbaby/LadyPilgrim)
Kevin USMC (skimask)
Kevin and David USA (vigilante2)
Laurita USA
LCpl Carter USMC
LCpl Joe USMC (Don’tMessWithTexas)
Lindsay (Sweetbaby/LadyPilgrim)
LT David (Coldwater Creek)
LTjg Gerald USN (Vineyard)
M1911A1 USMC (M0sby)
M1Tanker
Major Jennifer USA (Diver Dave)
Major joma89 USAF
MEG33's Navy Grandson
Michael USAR (RightOnline)
Mike1Sg USA (mystery-ak)
Milo828 USA (mystery-ak)
MSgt Eddie USAF ( Son of ThomasPaine2000, CMSgt USAF, Ret)
MSGT Glen Ignasiak USAF (nephew of AirForceMom)
Nate USN (sneakers)
Old Sarge USA
OneLoyalAmerican USCG
PFC Jake USMC (son of Enough_Deceit)
Philetus USA
PROCON USA
Pvt Alex USA (son of Enough_Deceit)
Rick USAF (Doogle)
Robert, Jeremy, Daynnis USA (SoldierDad)
SandRat USA
Sat-Com Chris USA (son of KC Burke)
SGT Chris USA (son of Vineyard)
SGT Ev USA (Mozie)
SGT Gray USA (colorcountry’s son)
SGT Robert USMC (MarineMom613)
SGT Sean Reed (preed)
Son USCG (GodBlessUSA)
SPC Drew USA (brother-in-law Stonewall Jackson)
SPC Mike USA (AbnSarge)
SPC Ted USA (nephew of hoagy62)
SPC William Akin USA (Step-son of BlueLancer)
SPC4 Adam USA (nephew of Repeal The 17th)
SPC4 Dan USA (son of swmobuffalo)
SSG Brian USA (repubmom)
SSG Dustin USA (SIL of U S Army EOD)
SSG Dusty USA (MountainDad)
SSG Mitchel USA (tina07)
SSG Spencer USA (grame)
SSGT Adam USA (Diver Dave)
SSGT Don May Jr USMC (debm29palms)
SSGT John Linde USA (JFoxbear)
SSGT The Black Knight USAF
Stevan USA (Grumpybutt)
Terrence USN (Sweetbaby/LadyPilgrim)
The Sailor
TMSuchman USMC
tongue-tied USN/USA
Tonkin USN/USCG
TSGT Jason M Kibler USAF (son of AirForceMom)
SFC txradioguy USA
USAFSecurityForces (son of visualops & TheStickman)
Valerie USAF (Shimmer)
Victor and Tony D USMC (weldgophardline)
Vineyard USN
William USA (jackv)
WOs Bob and Michelle USA (nephew, and his wife, of BnBlFlag)

 



21 posted on 07/11/2011 6:56:26 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: All



22 posted on 07/11/2011 7:00:19 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska






Supporting our Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen, and Coast Guardsmen
at more than 1,000 places across the U. S. and around the world.

~Tribute to Our Troops~


23 posted on 07/11/2011 7:00:33 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; beachn4fun; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; PROCON; ...


ENJOY FREEDOM? . . .

THANK YOUR VETS . . .



. . . AND SERVING MILITARY!!!!






Lamh Foistenach Abu!
24 posted on 07/11/2011 7:01:07 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe

Great road trip, galz! :)

25 posted on 07/11/2011 7:03:10 PM PDT by LUV W (RUN SARAH...R U N!!!)
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To: HopeandGlory
And close behind....Nana Hope snags the silver!!


26 posted on 07/11/2011 7:04:16 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe

Thank you ladies for this evenings thread & hope your having a great time with family Lauren! *hugs*


27 posted on 07/11/2011 7:06:16 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: ansel12

Thanks to your family members for their service ansel12!


28 posted on 07/11/2011 7:08:54 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: Riley

Thank you for your service Riley!


29 posted on 07/11/2011 7:10:09 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: Inspectorette

Thanks to your SIL for his service Inspectorette!


30 posted on 07/11/2011 7:12:51 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; beachn4fun; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; PROCON; ...


AMERICA – LAND OF THE FREE . . .

BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE!!!!






Lamh Foistenach Abu!
31 posted on 07/11/2011 7:14:50 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: 2111USMC

Such sweet memeories you have!:)

Thank you for your service Marine! *hugs*


32 posted on 07/11/2011 7:14:57 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: ConorMacNessa

Thank you for your service Conor! *hugs*


33 posted on 07/11/2011 7:19:19 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: ConorMacNessa

God bless our wonderful troops! They sacrifice so much to keep America free and safe! It humbles me......


34 posted on 07/11/2011 7:19:50 PM PDT by LUV W (RUN SARAH...R U N!!!)
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To: AZamericonnie; Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe

Thanks Connie!

Thanks for co-sponsoring laurenmarlowe’s thread tonight Kathy!


35 posted on 07/11/2011 7:21:19 PM PDT by 2111USMC (Not a hard man to track. Leaves dead men wherever he goes.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; All

I was there Feb 24 1980-May 16 1908 Plt 3018, “I”ndia Co.3RTBN. Best time of my young life back then.


36 posted on 07/11/2011 7:23:04 PM PDT by TMSuchman (John 15;13 & Exodus 21:22-25)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

I made a trip thru the museum a few years back, even got to see the old grinder where we marched our little feet on ‘til we got it right.. well worth the visit back.

I spent 99 days there in the summer of ‘72.

The old quonsets huts are gone , man did those things cook.. after weeks of huts and barracks, training, drilling and PT, the trip up to the range was fun, finally getting out of the MCRD and hitting Edson Range felt good, we did a week of mess duty, and two weeks of snapping in and qualifying with M14s, ya felt spent everyday, and then it was off to the bush country for some learning about blowing up stuff.. the last month was getting pretty.. and testing... and finally graduation, and off to the fleet after more training.

seems like yesterday..

God bless those who serve us proud today.


37 posted on 07/11/2011 7:25:42 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Good evening Conor...how is Mrs MacNessa’s wrist doing? I do hope she is out of pain.


38 posted on 07/11/2011 7:27:39 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: NormsRevenge

It’s a shame to hear the huts are gone.

There were some historic buildings there when I went through in ‘74. No matter how old the building, the floors sparkled, the brass shined, and every damned rock and pebble was in it’s correct spot!

:)


39 posted on 07/11/2011 7:30:14 PM PDT by 2111USMC (Not a hard man to track. Leaves dead men wherever he goes.)
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To: 2111USMC

Remember the crazy S.O.B. with the funny hat that chased everybody off the bus?


40 posted on 07/11/2011 7:30:58 PM PDT by AZ .44 MAG (Repeal Obama)
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To: AZ .44 MAG

The “night of the yellow footprints” will forever haunt me!


41 posted on 07/11/2011 7:33:17 PM PDT by 2111USMC (Not a hard man to track. Leaves dead men wherever he goes.)
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To: AZamericonnie; Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; beachn4fun; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; ...


SUPPORT OUR TROOPS!





Must retire – the 0500 Reveille approaches relentlessly – the bugler already mounts the parapet. Will chat with you all on the morrow.

Good night, God bless you, and God bless the United States of America!

Godspeed our Troops around the Globe – especially those in harm’s way – by virtue of their service and sacrifice we continue to live in Freedom!







Lamh Foistenach Abu!
42 posted on 07/11/2011 7:36:47 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: 2111USMC; AZ .44 MAG; NormsRevenge

I love reading y’all’s stories about the places from our road trips. Brings ‘em alive to me! :) Thanks, guys! :)


43 posted on 07/11/2011 7:38:38 PM PDT by LUV W (RUN SARAH...R U N!!!)
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To: ansel12
And rounding out the top three....ansel bags the bronze!!


44 posted on 07/11/2011 7:40:22 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: 2111USMC
I think they are,, this is an older pic, 60s-ish?.. I liked the old huts,, the H barracks were pretty nice too ..

Ya had great views of planes landing and taking off.. and wishing you were on one.. :-)

1956 pic - Plt. 349 - USMCRD San Diego, CA - 1958 http://www.hiddenkona.com/349/home.html>

45 posted on 07/11/2011 7:40:53 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Thank GOD for our Canteen heroes...and, indeed, ALL our wonderful troops around the world!


46 posted on 07/11/2011 7:43:08 PM PDT by LUV W (RUN SARAH...R U N!!!)
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To: 2111USMC

My friends shaved my head in a going away party.

They still made me sit in the chair and pay for a haircut.


47 posted on 07/11/2011 7:43:44 PM PDT by AZ .44 MAG (Repeal Obama)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi Kathy. I was at MCRD on June 26. Beautiful place. Very inspiring.


48 posted on 07/11/2011 7:45:33 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: 2111USMC
It's hard for me to pick my fondest memory.

The Old Corps of the 1960's - PineyWoodsMarines.org

Pugil sticks..Ouch! That and the rubber hose.

Platoon 293 - MCRD San Diego, CA, 1967 - PVT Dennis Bradford

49 posted on 07/11/2011 7:45:41 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge
. and wishing you were on one..

I wish I had a dollar for every time THAT thought went through my mind!

50 posted on 07/11/2011 7:49:08 PM PDT by 2111USMC (Not a hard man to track. Leaves dead men wherever he goes.)
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