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The Tattoo

In 1995 I was diagnosed with terminal Cancer and given 4-6 months to live. As my wife and I talked about the things we wished we had done and what to do with what was left I said I wished I had gotten a tattoo when I was in. My wife told me, get one there's time. I said, we'll fight this thing and if I live to be 60 I'll get one for my birthday.

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Repro Unit Okinawa 1971

Attached is a picture of our Unit party on Okinawa 1971. A rare occurrence for a variety of reasons. Could you print it in the Magazine.

Repro Unit, Service Co, Hq Bn, 3rd Marine Division, Camp Courtney Okinawa 1971. Some of us went down south, and some of us did not. But, we were all on the main staging base for Vietnam, in direct support of the war.

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