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YOU see…I DO NOT SEE IT!!! YES I HEAR IT BUT DO’NT FEEL IT IF you all really look around you will see very little of it too!!! I BET I could be IN Oceanside on a pay day, get in a fight with 6 civiliens and every Want a be MARINE WITHIN 10mi. will find some place else to be.HELL your are to busy getting F—ked up and screwing each other over!! FINDING reasons to not stand beside your own!!!  You see it is like this….
A MARINE gets out of boot camp,gets his pmos. mine is 1371 it is a MARINE til it dies!!! I dont have to like
anything about them,male or female. gay or straight,black,brown,white,or any other race or prison record.SEMPER FI MEANS
ALLWAYS FAITHFULL YOU KNOW forever,forever til you die!!!! Iam putting up a FREE WEBSITE no sh t to sell ,no emotions, PURE bussiness of MARINES BEING REALLY SEMPER FI NO dues all donations.HELP EACH OTHER TIL IT hurts and alot more…You all are MARINES lets ORGINIZE and do something together..
to help each other have prosperous lives whatever that might entail…Sdt.grit is SEMPER FI…...HE will let me put my Email here .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) When I was active there were 300,000 marines in,figure 200000 geting out every yr. minus the ones that die ,lets say 50,000=150,000x42=6300000 MARINES running around,what kind of good we could do????

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Sir, at my fathers request, I have ran a DOD record check, available to any Marine, You need to put more information out about yourself. other than a free email account….

My father, and I, recommend that all of his brothers and sisters ignore your request for monies.

Semper Fi.

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Where do we go if we want to do a check as you mentioned above. I have someone in question that I would like to verify. Thank you in advance for any direction or advice you might have.

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Brother, Links, go to Military.Com

if you are a member wonderful, If not, Join, it is free. then go to the buddy search section and follow the prompts. you can go to the advance search, But, need to be retired or active with some clearance. but. basic, stuff, name, unit, time served, rank, it is there, My son, who Retired Army, in Jan 13 & and my other son do most it for me now, Because I’m OLD. LOL. Brother, my problem is this, I dislike people who claim, brotherhood, and then try and rip our brothers off, while in the pretense, of trying to help, this is why we have groups such as Legion & VFW. Which, I belong to both. and, for a guy who can’t spell, little lone type, to try and have our brothers & sisters send money (donation) makes my blood boil. Sorry, Of the soap box. Talk soon.

Semper Fi.

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Found a bio on leatherneck.com of this same name spelled the same that says he entered Marines in 1972, rank E-1, and was still in. Really.  Personally, when I see spelling that bad, I’m suspicious it’s fake bad spelling.

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Sorry brothers. I found that Leatherneck.com
is just a site for a few, I did not want to fight with every comment, and the bio, you are talking about, is just one item, that has happen, Funny thing, most of the fellows that I had contact with, I had served with or passed by in the years, But, I was not 0311. anyway, it is a good site if you still want to be 18 years old.
I would like to see this site become more active, and Military.com
Just me, They are still brothers & sisters.

Semper Fi.

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Thank you for the information, I am a member of the Military.com site. I did the general search and came up empty on the person that is in question. I am not retired Military, so that may limit my ability to dig deeper. Thank you Brother. Semper Fidelis

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Semper Fi here,
It may be a good thing you’re trying to do and I hope it Works ! 

I’m a Viet Nam Marine and I do try to look out for Marines and All vets as much as possible .

Semper Fi

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why it’s hard to trust
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—A former Army cook who fell on hard times, Debbie Bowman has been living at the Allied Veterans Center, a shelter for homeless veterans, since August.

Bowman stays in the barracks-style brick building – formerly a state-run nursing home – with 27 other vets. She received career counseling and took online courses, and is applying for a job as a 911 operator. But before Bowman can get back on her feet, the shelter may be forced to close its doors. The center was founded and almost entirely funded by the Allied Veterans of the World, the charity at the center of an illegal gambling investigation that’s resulted in some 50 arrests and the resignation of Florida’s lieutenant governor.

Authorities said the charity was a ruse that raked in $300 million from gambling at its 49 parlors across Florida over the last five years. Investigators said only about 2 percent of the money – or nearly $6 million – actually went to charities.

The Allied Veterans Center, which is independently operated despite its similar name, appeared to benefit the most.

“We still need a place to go and we still need a place to stay,” said Bowman, 43, who served 12 years in the Army on active duty in Germany and later in the National Guard. “Don’t throw us out just because of people making bad choices. We still need this place to be here.”

Altogether, Allied Veterans of the World poured about $1.85 million into the shelter since 2011.

Kelly Mathis, the charity’s attorney and the alleged mastermind of the gambling scheme, has said in media interviews that 70 percent or more of Allied Veterans’ net proceeds went to Veterans Affairs hospitals, ROTC programs and other veterans and military-related services, yet none of the charities The Associated Press contacted got anywhere near the money the shelter received.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs said Allied Veterans made roughly $500,000 in donations to Florida’s seven VA hospitals between 2007 and 2010. The Florida Veterans Foundation, which helps struggling veterans with monthly bills, got $360,000 since 2008.

Florida high school officials from Lyman and Apopka confirmed they each received $6,000, and Allied Veterans paid $10,000 for a fireworks show for the town of Callahan in 2011, according to the town attorney. Allied Veterans also donated $10,000 for veterans services in Jacksonville, city officials said.

Allied Veterans also donated an unspecified amount of money to a Veterans of Foreign War post in Deland, but state VFW officials said Allied Veterans had no contact with their headquarters over the years even though several alleged gambling parlors were located in the same county as the group’s headquarters.

“I just think it’s a shame they used the veterans as bait to lure money in to be donated,” said Joe Gault of the Florida VFW.

In 2011, Allied Veterans established the homeless shelter as a separate corporation and gave it an initial donation of $630,000 – enough to make a down payment on the shuttered nursing home and to pay for repairs and renovations.

In December 2011, dignitaries, including two Florida members of Congress, attended a dedication ceremony. Its brick walls were freshly whitewashed and accented with red and blue trim. Flagpoles erected on the front lawn flew flags for each of the military service branches. Gold-painted statues of soldiers flanked the walkway to the front door.

Inside, there were rooms to house 40 men and eight women, a kitchen staffed by a full-time cook, a computer lab and a weight room. In early 2012, the first homeless veteran moved in.

“It has always been my dream to have a place where we could house the faction of needy veterans who were willing to give all they had to protect our freedoms, and offer them the chance to excel in life, but at the same time become a viable part of society again,” Jerry Bass, the president of Allied Veterans of the World, said on the center’s website.

Bass also served on the shelter’s board of directors and occasionally would stop by to visit. On Tuesday, police arrested Bass at the veterans shelter on charges related to the gambling investigation.

Bass has not returned telephone calls. Mathis’ attorney has said he did nothing wrong and was not the ringleader.

Len Loving, the retired Marine Corps colonel who runs the Allied veterans shelter, said he was been shocked by allegations that Allied Veterans lavished millions on its top executives, who allegedly spent the money on boats, beachfront condos and sports cars such as Maseratis and Ferraris.

“I really thought the majority of the money coming into the organization was going to veterans,” Loving said. “I’m very upset and very angry after learning this information, if in fact it’s true.”

His wife, Suzie Loving, handles the shelter’s finances. She said they have enough money to keep the doors open through June. They plan to go without most of their pay, and are asking other staff to accept similar cuts. They’ve also told their residents there’s a chance the center will be forced to close.

“If we don’t get funding to be able to move forward, I have to say that we’ll probably have to walk over and lock the door,” Len Loving said.

  Even if an organization has the words “Salvation” or “Relief” in the name, that doesn’t mean that it’s legitimate, the Department of Justice warns. Often times, scammers will just change one word of a well-known charity to trick donors to give to the fake organization that they’ve set up.

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