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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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To: LittleJohnnyEdwards
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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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To: LittleJohnnyEdwards; ohioWfan; trussell; BigSkyFreeper; Mo1; Coop; All
Thank you and God speed!

Your name will be added to our prayer lists.


21 posted on 04/15/2006 2:15:25 PM PDT by onyx (It's easier to indict a ham sandwich or Tom DeLay than it is to indict a Democrat.)
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To: LittleJohnnyEdwards

You are a crazy little SOB. Are you related to the former Senator Edwards?

Actually, I missed out on being a former Marine because the Corps only allowed a 6 month delayed enlistment period.

So then I joined the Army and about 3 weeks after the birth of my first, and 8 months after my enlistment I was saluting my butt off at Fort Dix. I'm glad that is over.

I wish you well, and thank you.


22 posted on 04/15/2006 2:15:35 PM PDT by Radix (Stop domestic violence. Beat abroad.)
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To: LittleJohnnyEdwards

Way to go, and thank you! I think you're going to love it. Good move going for the commission (will that be the result of going to OCS, or because of a recently completed ROTC program?). Things will be much more interesting for you as an officer. Drop us a line once in a while and let us know how things are going, ok?


23 posted on 04/15/2006 2:16:14 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: LittleJohnnyEdwards

Thank you for volunteering. We wish you the very best.

Go Army!

KJ


24 posted on 04/15/2006 2:16:17 PM PDT by KJ
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To: LittleJohnnyEdwards

Thank you in advance of your service.

Good luck.

May your aim be sure and your profile slim.


25 posted on 04/15/2006 2:16:22 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (The Internet is the samizdat of liberty..)
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To: LittleJohnnyEdwards

Thanks for enlisting, you'll do us proud.


26 posted on 04/15/2006 2:16:26 PM PDT by jazusamo (-- Married a WAC in '65 and I'm still reenlisting. :-)
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To: LittleJohnnyEdwards

Thank you for your service!


27 posted on 04/15/2006 2:16:26 PM PDT by Michael Goldsberry (Lt. Bruce C. Fryar USN 01-02-70 Laos)
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To: LittleJohnnyEdwards

Best of Luck! :)


28 posted on 04/15/2006 2:16:34 PM PDT by Echo Talon
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To: LittleJohnnyEdwards

Congrats.


29 posted on 04/15/2006 2:16:38 PM PDT by RobbyS ( CHIRHO)
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To: LittleJohnnyEdwards

God Bless you Mr Edwards.

And thanks.


30 posted on 04/15/2006 2:16:41 PM PDT by socialismisinsidious ( The socialist income tax system turns US citizens into beggars or quitters!)
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To: LittleJohnnyEdwards

Good Luck. If there is ever anything you need, Freepmail me and I'll see what I can do for you!

And hang in there. There will be probably be lots of times where you will wonder if it is the right thing for you...it is. You won't regret it. It is going to make you into a better person.


31 posted on 04/15/2006 2:17:00 PM PDT by rlmorel ("Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does." Whittaker Chambers)
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To: LittleJohnnyEdwards

Oustanding! Guys like you are the fist of the American People. Give 'em hell, soldier!


32 posted on 04/15/2006 2:17:02 PM PDT by rageaholic
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To: LittleJohnnyEdwards

"South Carolina Fort Jackson"


Weather is lovely this time of year...

Thanks for your commitment!


33 posted on 04/15/2006 2:17:12 PM PDT by Blzbba (Beauty is just a light switch away...)
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To: Donald Meaker
Good luck, and look beyond the propaganda.

What propaganda?

34 posted on 04/15/2006 2:18:06 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Radix

No i'm not related to edwards at all I just haven't changed my screen name.


35 posted on 04/15/2006 2:18:08 PM PDT by LittleJohnnyEdwards
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To: Donald Meaker
The Army birthed the Navy

Yeah but we kicked your mule during the Army/Navy game. GO NAVY

36 posted on 04/15/2006 2:18:12 PM PDT by Drango (No electrons were harmed in this posting. Several however, were inconvenienced.)
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To: LittleJohnnyEdwards; onyx
Wishing you all the best LittleJohnnyEdwards!!

Thanks for the ping onyx!

I was gonna use that picture!! 

38 posted on 04/15/2006 2:18:58 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity.)
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To: LittleJohnnyEdwards

Godspeed on your journey. Thank you for protecting the rest of us.


39 posted on 04/15/2006 2:19:09 PM PDT by pleasedontzotme
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To: LittleJohnnyEdwards

Good luck recruit and way to go!


40 posted on 04/15/2006 2:19:15 PM PDT by CWOJackson
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To: LittleJohnnyEdwards

Good luck. The service is what you make of it. You will encounter sh!+birds as well as dedicated soldiers. My recommendation would be to choose your friends carefully.

Regards,
LH


41 posted on 04/15/2006 2:21:07 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: LittleJohnnyEdwards
All might be free if they valued freedom, and defended it as they should. -- Samuel Adams
42 posted on 04/15/2006 2:21:14 PM PDT by new yorker 77 (FAKE POLLS DO NOT TRANSLATE INTO REAL VOTERS!)
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To: I got the rope

Hey now, don't talk about my son that way:')


44 posted on 04/15/2006 2:21:23 PM PDT by CindyDawg (He Lives , He Lives! Christ, Jesus lives today!)
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To: LittleJohnnyEdwards

God bless you and you be careful.


45 posted on 04/15/2006 2:21:31 PM PDT by processing please hold (Be careful of charity and kindness, lest you do more harm with open hands than with a clinched fist)
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To: LittleJohnnyEdwards

God bless you, and thanks!


46 posted on 04/15/2006 2:21:36 PM PDT by Theresawithanh (How inna heck can I wash my neck, when it ain't gonna rain no more - (wishful thinking!))
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To: LittleJohnnyEdwards

Thanks, I'll be here rooting for you.


47 posted on 04/15/2006 2:22:43 PM PDT by kerryusama04 (Isa 8:20)
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To: LittleJohnnyEdwards
I ended up serving with the Army for 20 years. When you become a member of the armed services, you become a part of a family for the rest of your life.

Today's Army has changed so much in the last 10 years, that I no longer recognize it. Has it changed for the better? HELL YES!

The next few months are going to be absolute hell for you. If not, then you need to quit ASAP!

There is a reason why Boot Camp is like that, since they have the most important job in the Army. Their job is to change how a man thinks and to mold him into a soldier.

Changing how a man thinks, is one of the most difficult things possible to teach, and the Army does a great job at it.

Soon, you will learn how to absolutely HATE your Drill Instructor, and if not, then he is not doing his job. A few weeks later, that same Drill Instructor (that you wanted to murder) will become your most respected leader.

When you have learned these lessons, then you have become a member of our military family. At that time, I will call you my brother.

48 posted on 04/15/2006 2:24:08 PM PDT by Hunble
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To: LittleJohnnyEdwards

The best to you. Any of them are honorable and none more important than the others. Thank you for serving our country. My son was in the Army for 6 years. He's in the Navy now, protecting Marines:')


49 posted on 04/15/2006 2:24:40 PM PDT by CindyDawg (He Lives , He Lives! Christ, Jesus lives today!)
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There is no limit to what you can accomplish if you don't care who gets the credit.--Ronald Reagan
50 posted on 04/15/2006 2:26:04 PM PDT by new yorker 77 (FAKE POLLS DO NOT TRANSLATE INTO REAL VOTERS!)
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