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I Joined the Army instead of the Marines
Nick

Posted on 04/15/2006 2:06:04 PM PDT by LittleJohnnyEdwards

You may remember a few months back around Novemeber, I was going to join the Marines. I finally told my parents and they freaked but they comprmised. I talked to both the Marines and Army I felt the Army gave me the best opportunity to serve my country in the way I want.I joined the Delay Entry Program in which I was able to move up a rank before going to boot camp. I'll be a signal support specialist, I leave two weeks after my graduation for boot camp. I look forward to serving in Iraq or Afghanistan that's why I joined. For me I couldn't sit back and agree with a war, and have other people fight for our country. After four years of service I plan on going to Texas State university and earn a Sports Marketing degree. If I still feel our country still needs men like me, i'll go in as officer.


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1 posted on 04/15/2006 2:06:05 PM PDT by LittleJohnnyEdwards
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To: LittleJohnnyEdwards

Good luck young troop. I assume that you are going to Ft. Gordon for signal school. Where are you going to boot camp?


2 posted on 04/15/2006 2:07:24 PM PDT by 91B (God made man, Sam Colt made men equal.)
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To: LittleJohnnyEdwards

Thanks, and all the best to you.


3 posted on 04/15/2006 2:08:49 PM PDT by I still care ("Remember... for it is the doom of men that they forget" - Merlin, from Excalibur)
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To: 91B

South Carolina Fort Jackson


4 posted on 04/15/2006 2:09:17 PM PDT by LittleJohnnyEdwards
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To: LittleJohnnyEdwards

Good luck & God Bless !


5 posted on 04/15/2006 2:10:12 PM PDT by tiredoflaundry (She left suds in the bucket, And the clothes hangin' out on the line)
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To: LittleJohnnyEdwards

Thanks, in advance, for your service. I look forward to hearing how it all goes for you!


6 posted on 04/15/2006 2:10:28 PM PDT by Glenn (There is a looming Tupperware shortage. Plan appropriately.)
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To: LittleJohnnyEdwards

God Bless and Good Luck to You!


7 posted on 04/15/2006 2:10:33 PM PDT by SelectiveJNJ
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To: LittleJohnnyEdwards

God Bless Ya Man!


8 posted on 04/15/2006 2:10:59 PM PDT by cmsgop ( I love Scotch. .......Scotchy, Scotch, Scotch)
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To: LittleJohnnyEdwards

Hooah!

Thank you for your service.



9 posted on 04/15/2006 2:11:18 PM PDT by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker! (Charlie Mike, son))
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To: LittleJohnnyEdwards

South Carolina in the summer should be fun ;)


11 posted on 04/15/2006 2:11:56 PM PDT by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker! (Charlie Mike, son))
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To: I got the rope

Just kidding....LOL.


12 posted on 04/15/2006 2:12:20 PM PDT by I got the rope
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To: LittleJohnnyEdwards

Keep us posted. Some pictures maybe?

God speed and good luck.


13 posted on 04/15/2006 2:12:52 PM PDT by PeteB570 (Guns, what real men want for Christmas)
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To: LittleJohnnyEdwards
Good decision making. Thank you for your service.
14 posted on 04/15/2006 2:12:52 PM PDT by ARealMothersSonForever (Political troglodyte with a partisan axe to grind)
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To: LittleJohnnyEdwards

I don't see much of what's little in you, Mr. Edwards. Thank you for your upcoming service to the nation.


15 posted on 04/15/2006 2:13:34 PM PDT by Socratic ("I'll have the roast duck with the mango salsa.")
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To: bnelson44; LittleJohnnyEdwards

Ahhh summer in the Carolina's...

It should be lovely.


16 posted on 04/15/2006 2:13:52 PM PDT by I got the rope
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17 posted on 04/15/2006 2:14:26 PM PDT by b4its2late (The Lord made man before woman to give him time to think of an answer for her first question.)
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To: LittleJohnnyEdwards

You honor us with your Service.


18 posted on 04/15/2006 2:14:34 PM PDT by JoJo Gunn (Help control the Leftist population. Have them spayed or neutered. )
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To: LittleJohnnyEdwards

You honor us with your Service.


19 posted on 04/15/2006 2:14:37 PM PDT by JoJo Gunn (Help control the Leftist population. Have them spayed or neutered. )
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To: LittleJohnnyEdwards

congrats! The Army is the mother of Services.

The Army birthed the Navy during the Revolution. The Navy had to create a Revolutionary War history, so commandeered the deeds of Privateer/legal pirate J.P. Jones.

The Marine corps (shores of Tripoli and all that) was part of the Army until 11 July 1834. The young lieutenant who took Tripoli was a US Army officer.

Chuck Yeager was a fighter pilot in the Army Air Corps before he was a test pilot for the Air Force. The Air Force traces its history back to the Army Signal Corps. Army aviation traces its history back to the reconnassance balloons of Thaddeus Lowe and the Civil War. The Air Force deploys to fight from foreign bases, but the first Army Aviation deployment was to Cuba in 1898.

Good luck, and look beyond the propaganda. I will buy you dinner if I ever meet you in uniform.


20 posted on 04/15/2006 2:14:59 PM PDT by Donald Meaker (You don't drive a car looking through the rear view mirror, but you do practice politics that way.)
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