Thursday, November 10, 2011

Happy birthday U.S. Marine Corps!

Boot camp picture from 1988. Good luck finding me.


Me during the short Gulf War (0811 - Marine Artillery Canoneer)

8 comments:

  1. Where's your copy of Rolemaster?

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  2. :) That would be in my sea-bag under my cot. Best thing about artillery - we had trucks so we always had cots to sleep in on field exercises.

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  3. Did you ride over on the Tarawa, Ogden or Schenectady? I was on the Schenectady during that whole mess. Go Navy!

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  4. No, flew over advanced party to unload Merchant Marine ships in late Aug '90.

    Only time I was on ships were from Okinawa to P.I. and then P.I. to S. Korea, and S. Korea back to Oki (with a stop at Sasebo) back in '89 and early '90.

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  5. A kindred spirit! I was also in the Corps 1988-92. In the 5th MEB during Desert Storm, and into RPGs since 1979. Very cool.

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  6. Oh goody...Don't suppose you fellows would like to help Save the Afghan People? We need to drop Mimosa Pigra seed across Afghanistan so it will reforest within a century.

    That will end the dust storms and save lives in the long run. It will also decimate the poppy fields - shit's an aggressive jungle weed.

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  7. Cool pics. I was in the Navy, stationed on the USS Schenectady, during the war. We hauled a bunch of Marines over from Okinawa right before the shooting started. We were with the USS Tarawa and USS Ogden.

    My dad was also a Marine in the late 50's to early 60's, and got to see a lot of Laos and Vietnam.

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  8. Doh! My earlier comment wasn't shown when I was writing this new one. Anyways, glad you made it through ok.

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