Dear Sgt Grit,
My name is Harry J. Daigle. I joined the Marine Corps in 1953 at the age of 17. Feb 28 1954, was when I graduated from MCRD. I stayed in the Corps 8 years, 8 days, and 8 hours. I got out as Cpl. E-4 like you did. I would have enlisted for another 6 years if they have given Sgt. E-5 I left the corps Dec 8, 1961, and after 58 years I still love the corps. As you see by the monument in my front yard, next to my American flag and the Marine Corps flag I bought from you. I just want to share my monument with all other Marines, celebrating the Fourth of July.
Happy fourth to all,