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#470352 Wed Nov 12 2008 01:04 AM
Joined: Nov 1995
Posts: 4,606
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Fall in and count off!!

I am a 2nd generation Marine -- My grandfather served with the 4th Marine Brigade in France during the 1st World War (Belleau Wood and Chateau Thierry). I spent the bulk of my active duty time assigned to various units of the 3rd Marine Division (HQSVC Bn, Camp Foster, 9th MEB staff, 9th Marines @ K-Bay, III MEF staff). Other duties were as assigned (schools, IA to the EUCOM Staff for the Rwanda relief op, CO of the Ft. Benjamin Harrison MARDET)

I think I am the only CC/PAO on Stovebolt -- but I'd love to be wrong about that.

And a happy 240th to all my fellow Devil Dogs!
Semper Fi,


"There is a life about to start
When tomorrow comes..."

'49 Chevrolet 3804

Re: Marines!!!
John Milliman #470533 Wed Nov 12 2008 02:40 PM
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 379
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Semper Fi Skipper!

I am a 4th generation Marine; My great grandfather joined the Corps in 1896 and retired as a Colonel. My grandfather joined in 1925 and retired as a Brig Gen. My father joined in 1958 and retired as a Lt Col. I joined in 1982 and served 14 years as an enlisted Marine and 8 years as a Warrant Officer. I retired as a CWO3. All four generations were first-born sons and all had the same name. My oldest son is 16 and has the name, but I don't think he has any interest in the Corps. My youngest son just turned 11 on November 10th... the Marine Corps birthday! He might have some Jarhead in him.

Semper Fi, George

Re: Marines!!!
Napco Man #470582 Wed Nov 12 2008 03:56 PM
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 15,181
I'm not a fourth "generation" guy but I am the FOURTH
(and youngest), of four brothers, to server in the USAF.

1937 Chevy Pickup
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52 Chevy Panel

I'd rather walk and carry a Chevy hub cap than ride in a Ferd.
I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you smile
Re: Marines!!!
Achipmunk #471011 Thu Nov 13 2008 05:14 PM
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 2,911
Worker Bee
Baldeagle sent us this piece earlier this year. They are called Marines.

Pretty neat site.

And MexicoSab had this one. It's the EGA formed by people. Very cool!


Retired Gunny after 20 years
John Milliman #474452 Sun Nov 23 2008 05:49 AM
Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 35
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Second generation Jarhead. 1st BN 4th MAR(29 Palms), 3rd Tanks(29 Palms), BSSG-1(K-Bay, HI.)(Desert Strom), 9th ESB(Oki,Jpn), 3rd Supply Bn(Oki, Jpn), CSSG-3(K-Bay, HI.), Echo Co. 2/23 MAR I&I duty.

I retired as a GUNNY after 20 years. I Would not change it for a fix truck.

Thank you for your time,

MP Rios
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"Whatever It Takes" 1st Bn 4th Marines
Re: Marines!!!
John Milliman #895627 Fri Nov 09 2012 03:10 PM
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 430
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1st and only Jarhead in my family. Had to do the hard thing to prove a lot of people wrong, myself included. Wouldn't change a thing! Got out after four as the Backbone of the Corps, a Corporal! grin grin

Went for culture shock after I got out when I joined the USAF ANG here in OKC. Saluted the Bird, got looked at funny and introduced to "Bob" the Colonel. Sheesh. big_eek

Was able to 'get even' with the rest of the squadron when a second Marine came in and we started to actually *sound off* when roll call came around. The guy that had to call roll both times during our weekends cringed when he got to our names. grin

Re: Marines!!!
John Milliman #986503 Fri Nov 15 2013 07:16 PM
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 1,742
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Greetings Marines.
I've been perusing this site for awhile but just discovered this veterans forum. I posted a happy birthday thread in the greasy spoon and now see why it went without a reply. I thought surely theres some more jarheads slimeing around here grin

I'm a former active duty Marine airdale, 6071 GSE, "swing with the wing" and served 73-77.
Was based out of MCAS Cherry Point and MCAS Beaufort. Spent 13 long months at MCAS Futema w/HMA-369 & H&MS 32 on Oki and another 12 months on the USS FDR w/VMA-231, getting the AV8A sea worthy.
The Corps kept me on the move grin
Oh, and I was 1st Battalion at PISC.

Semper Fi

Re: Marines!!!
John Milliman #1067700 Tue Nov 11 2014 01:41 PM
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 1,544
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USMCR 1969-1975
Trained in San Diego,CA
schooled at Coronado Island, CA.
Served in Orlando, FL.


When I die, I hope she doesn't sell everything for what I told her I paid for it!

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Re: Marines!!!
John Milliman #1067705 Tue Nov 11 2014 02:10 PM
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 1,332
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A great big thank you for serving our country.

Is a restoration ever finished?
Re: Marines!!!
John Milliman #1071079 Mon Dec 01 2014 09:35 PM
Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 78
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Semper Fi Devil Dogs. I think it's fun to hear everyone else say they were in the military, but we Marines say we still are Marines.

"The Marines I have seen around the world have the cleanest bodies, the filthiest minds, the highest morale, and the lowest morals of any group of animals I have ever seen. Thank God for the United States Marine Corps!"
Elanor Roosevelt

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