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Oldest And Youngest Marine

On 10 November 2015, Sgt Grit presented KA-BARs to the oldest and youngest Marine present at our Marine Corps Birthday event. The oldest Marine was MSgt. William Sherry who is 88 and served from 1945 to 1975. The youngest Marine was LCpl Greg Ufford who is 35 and served from 2001 to 2004. Semper Fi Marines!

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A Copy Of Sgt Grit’s Catalog

In August and September, 2015, my wife and I were on a series of photo safari camps in Botswana, Africa. During our first days in Camp Sango, while talking with other guests, it was noted that I was a U.S. Marine of the Vietnam era. Imagine my surprise, a few days later when we arrived at our next camp… when the manager of Camp Savuti took me over to the Bar, and there… I found a copy of a Sgt. Grit's catalog.

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Carnage In Beirut

Sgt Grit and staff were recently visited by Purple Heart recipient Sgt Armando Ybarra. Sgt Ybarra was injured in the 23 October 1983 bombing of the Marine Barracks in Beirut, Lebanon. During his rescue from the wreckage of the barracks a photo was taken that made its way on the cover of TIME magazines October 31, 1983 issue.

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A Letter From A Marine’s Son

Dear Sgt Grit,

Jordan xxxxx died two years ago. I'm his oldest son. I'm ten years old. I have a younger brother and an older sister. So, I really like your magazines.

Sincerely,
Carter

P.S. Please send more magazines.

By the way, I like your magazines because my dad was a Marine. I want to be a Marine too.

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IOD Sites

Here is your intrepid editor standing watch at one of the IOD sites 40+ years ago. I don't remember which one. Actually I don't remember the names of any of them. I visited all of them over a 4 week period to help with comm issues. Does anyone remember the names of these hills with the IODs. There would be 8-10 grunts, a Sgt or SSgt and a Lt. Usually a couple of 60's and a .50 Cal., that was it.

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