This is my first tattoo. I got it in honor of my father who was a USMC Staff Sergeant and served during the Vietnam war in Force Recon. He then went on to be a DI. My sister and I were raised with the USMC mentality. We were taught the value of honor, discipline, self control and pride at an early age. He taught us to defend ourselves, to be confident in who we were and above all things, that anything is possible. He passed suddenly and unexpectedly when I was 19. I am now 25 and decided it was time. This is one of my favorite quotes, and a lesson he taught me as a child, that all things can be endured taken one minute at a time.

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