4th Annual GriTogether

4th Annual GriTogether was a lot of fun!

We had more Marines and Family Members than ever! If you missed it this time, be sure to stop by next year! Here’s some of what you missed….

History Displays

Living History Display

GySgt Red Millis, Curator of the Marine Corps Legacy Museum in Harrison, Arkansas brought his “Living History” Display. Everyone was able to experience first hand items from WWII Gear, a WWII campsite, 1775 Revolutionary War Display, and even a Roman Marine Display.

 

Marine Corps Legacy Museum - Roman display Marine Corps Legacy Museum - WWII Gear Marine Corps Legacy Museum - 1775 Display

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Inside there were more pictures and information courtesy of the Marine Corps Legacy Museum.
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Marine Corps Legacy Museum

Flag Raising at Iwo Jima Reenactment courtesy of the Marine Corps Legacy Museum

Four Young Marines from Sooner Detachment-OKC, Joshua Collins from Colorado, and George Fleming from Alabama participated in this phenominal re-enactment of the flag raising at Iwo Jima. Two Young Marines also gave a very accurate oral history in their own words about this famous event.

Iwo Jima Flagraising Reenactment Iwo Jima Flagraising Reenactment

The flag itself was a WWII flag, accurate in size to the original flag raising. And also accurate was the desire of the Marines to raise the flag (not concerned too much with flag ettiquite).

View the video.

Contests

Tattoo Contest

Winner of the Tattoo Contest was Rob MCCarthy with his OUTSTANDING Bulldog. It was a close call though, as we had several other great submissions.
Tattoo Contest

Pull Up Contest

The Recruiters tent held pull-up contests throughout the day for different age groups. We even had a WWII Marine do a pull up!
Pull Up Contest

Oldest/Youngest Marine Contest

Youngest Marine present was 20 years old and the oldest Marine was 86! They were awarded a plaque donated by Bill Weiler and a Ka-Bar courtesy of Sgt Grit.
Youngest and Oldest Marines

Marine Quality Time

Veteran Groups

We had hundreds of Marines in attendance, and we managed to get a few of them together for some group photos.

 Vietnam and Vietnam Era Veterans
Vietnam and Vietnam Era Veterans

 Korean and Cold War Marines
Korean and Cold War Marines

WWII Veterans
WWII Veterans

Desert Storm, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Horn of Africa Marines
Desert Storm, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Horn of Africa Marines

Woman Marines
Woman Marines

Free Food and Time with Friends

We had three grills this year and, as you know, we Marines are a hungry bunch!
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Leatherneck Motorcycle Club

There were more bikers in attandance than ever before. Just take a look at the pictures! The Leatherneck Motorcycle Club had their tent packed to the max all day.
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Forum Members

Members of the Sgt Grit Forum were able to meet up as well. After talking all year, they finally got to see each other in person!
Forum Members

Fun Stuff

Free High and Tights

Major transformations took place this year. Who can say no to a free high and tight – courtesty of Barber John O’Hair of O’Hairs in Bethany, Oklahoma.

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A young Marine is supervised during his High and Tight. He doesn’t look worried!

This Marine (right) was getting ready for Memorial Day events with a new haircut…

Here Today!
Here Today!

No Going Back!
No Going Back!

Lookin' Good Marine!
Lookin’ Good Marine!

Games and Fun Stuff

We had lots of stuff to keep the kids (and adults) entertained: Temporary Tattoos, Camo Face Painting, Bounce Castle, Free Snow Cones, Football Toss, and a Golf Challenge

Snow Cones Moonwalk Quarterback Toss

Silent Auction

We raised $1674.00 to benefit the Semper Fi Injured Marine Fund! OO-RAH!

Silent Auction Silent Auction
 

Other Displays

Marines could view many other displays and groups throughout the day.

Vietnam Tours Specializing in Veteran trips
Vietnam Tours Specializing in Veteran trips

Book Signing by Gary Doss
Book Signing by Gary Doss Author of Tales of an Ugly Angel

Military Vehicles
Military Vehicles from Fox 2/14, OKC

The Hugs Project
The Hugs Project

Our Esteemed DJ
Our Esteemed DJ

The Hugs Project
The Hugs Project

Devil Dog Devil Pup
A few Devil Pups

Of Course there was Shopping at the Sgt Grit Store Going On!

Check Out Melissa and Gloria Order Pickup Order Pickup Our Showroom

Don’t Forget about our Fantastic After Party

Sgt Grit and Vietnam Buddy Fuller had a quiz for all the Marines in attendance. It was quite the party!

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