Become our sponsor and display your banner here
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 15 of 15

40 years ago today, I earned the Title!

Article about: Of United States Marine! Damn has time really flown by!!! This is a pic on the Grinder at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island after graduation with My Best Friend who joined with me. We

  1. #11

    Default

    Thank you for your service. Jim G.

  2. #12
    MAP
    MAP is offline
    ?

    Default

    Phil: I guess you never get out , but how long did you serve?
    "Please", Thank You" and proper manners appreciated

    My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them

    "Don't tell me these are investments if you never intend to sell anything" (Quote: Wife)

  3. #13
    ?

    Default

    Quote by MAP View Post
    Phil: I guess you never get out , but how long did you serve?
    79 -86, Then 87-2002 as a Blue Jean Marine with VMFT 401 Marine Adversary Program , Then 2002 to present day DOD/ Marine Corps, Civil Service - Air Traffic Control Maintenance, Radar Chief MCAS Yuma,
    So still serving the Corps, Just not uniformed!!

    Semper Fi
    Phil

  4. #14

    Default

    Phil, you really looked almost like a child in your pictures from forty years ago when you became a Marine.
    Do not regret the mistakes of life, remember that thanks to them we are what we are now and if you had not married the wrong woman, you would not have met years later to the right one. (also you, Gregg)
    Always remember this:
    The best teacher in life is the experience. She charges very expensive, but explains well.

    Happy weekend, my american friends. And congratulations for on the special anniversary for you, Phil.
    I have the feeling that you chose an excellent place to go from childhood to become a man.
    I am thinking of publishing the story of an old marine with a strange relationship with my family.... I'm not sure if I will, maybe I decide to do it this Christmas.
    A hug.
    Santi

  5. #15

    Default

    Congratulations for your service Phil. The US Marines are the branch of the US military that has the closest connection to people in New Zealand. Well regarded by older folks and those who know their history, that in 1942 with Japan on the march and NZ forces in North Africa, we were vulnerable. The US Marines arrived to bolster defence and between 1942 and 1944 around 45,000 Marines spent some time in NZ before moving on to the the Pacific theatre.
    They are warmly remembered, and even influenced the culture.

    usmarines1943Auckland.jpgusmarines.jpgusmarines2.jpg

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Similar Threads

  1. It was 80 years ago today

    In Photos - Papers - Propaganda of the Third Reich
    08-30-2019, 02:40 PM
  2. 68 years ago today

    In After the Battle
    08-10-2013, 11:02 AM
  3. 30 years ago today !!

    In Discussions
    05-27-2012, 08:19 PM
  4. 65 years ago today

    In Battlefield history and relics
    07-16-2009, 08:39 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •