Kids today vs. generations prior

I joined the US Marines Corps at 17 in 88’ with my mother’s signature… as I entered boot camp swore I would not come home if didn’t earn that EGA in the end. Two years later at 20yrs old in 91’ with WPNS Co 1/7 1st Mar Div Task Force Ripper fought and destroyed the 4th largest Army in the world with (then) Lt Col. Mattis as our Battalion Commander.
I know our war compares not to those fought by brave American’s in the past… but one thing holds true, there are still young men/women within our citizenry willing to lay down their lives if necessary in defense of the greatest nation on this planet.

Hopefully these buttercups in college today will get a quick reality check when they enter the real world and finally grow up.

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9 thoughts on “Kids today vs. generations prior”

  1. As a Vietnam vet I stand awe of the bravery and commitment that you the next generation of Marines have shown on the field of battle. Time and Time again you continued to return to the fight. You have been in battle longer than any generation of Marines before you. The Marine Corps Museum is now in the process of documenting your deeds for all generations of Marines to Know. I urge you to support this effort. Semper Fi for Ever

  2. You are right on the money. I sure would love to see a lot of these snowflake protesters in Corps. I’m sure they would wake up.

    1. Those “snowflakes” are Americans and their right to protest is secured by Marines. Should the need arise I am sure that most of them will do their duty.

      1. I will never forgive or forget the cowards that ran off to school to avoid the draft.What do they talk about at there reunions

        1. So, I did 26 years in the Corps, Sgt – Maj, USMC 67 – 92. I went to college before joining the Corps and got my degree. I was medically retired after the Gulf War (I was on the LTCOL list and I wasn’t ready to retire) in 1992. So, I decided to go back to school and got a Master’s degree. Calling people draft dodger is a bunch of BS. Hell, if you didn’t want to go to VN there were a hundred types of deferment you could get. I severed with draftees, and for the most part, they didn’t want to be there and were a pain in the ass. So I for one could give a rat’s ass what others did or do not during Viet Nam, all we can do is account for our own actions and live with it just like everyone else. You stated; “I will never forgive or forget the cowards that ran off to school to avoid the draft.What do they talk about at (sic) there reunions.” My question is why? Why do yo give a shit? To forgive and forget what? I could care less you should consider the same. Semper Fidelis, Bill

        2. I agree, the powder puffs mostly will never volunteer to do anything but wine or be violent for peace.

  3. Semper Fi , never question or compare your period of service in the Corps, one cannot help when he or she were born. All you can do is answer the call when you turn of age and give the Country and Corps your very best, no matter where the Corps deems you need to serve you’ll always know you were in uniform when our Country & Marine Corps needed you. I enlisted in February 1975 & was given my first oath of enlistment by then 1stLt James N. Mattis then AOIC RS Milwaukee Wisconsin, & then Major R.D. Camp Jr. OIC signed my certificate of acceptance both Marine officer’s who lead distinguished Marine Corps careers & civilian careers after retirement. I served from 1975 until 1981 when placed on the permanent disability retired list, and I still believe every man & woman who serves their country in time of war or peace are the guardians of our liberty that every American should cherish. I truly appreciate every person who wore the uniform before, during & after my service. Thank- you too ALL MARINES of every era!!! SEMPER FI BROTHERS & SISTERS.

  4. Since coming to America (legally) in the early fifties, every male member of our family has served honorably in the Marine Corps in every major conflict covering the period from 1957 – 2000 without exception. It has been a privilege to have been allowed to enlist and a much greater privilege to have been granted status as a naturalized citizen after having served. From my point of view as a former immigrant, I think the USA is exceptional in that it provides everyone the freedom to choose whether to serve in the military or not. MAY GOD BLESS ALL PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE MARINES.

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