Kids Today vs. Generations Prior

Kids Today vs. Generations Prior

I joined the US Marines Corps at 17 in 88’ with my mother’s signature… as I entered boot camp swore I would not come home if didn’t earn that EGA in the end. Two years later at 20yrs old in 91’ with WPNS Co 1/7 1st Mar Div Task Force Ripper fought and destroyed the 4th largest Army in the world with (then) Lt Col. Mattis as our Battalion Commander.

I know our war compares not to those fought by brave American’s in the past… but one thing holds true, there are still young men/women within our citizenry willing to lay down their lives if necessary in defense of the greatest nation on this planet.

Hopefully these buttercups in college today will get a quick reality check when they enter the real world and finally grow up.

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  • Enrique “Rick” Escarcega

    Since coming to America (legally) in the early fifties, every male member of our family has served honorably in the Marine Corps in every major conflict covering the period from 1957 – 2000 without exception. It has been a privilege to have been allowed to enlist and a much greater privilege to have been granted status as a naturalized citizen after having served. From my point of view as a former immigrant, I think the USA is exceptional in that it provides everyone the freedom to choose whether to serve in the military or not. MAY GOD BLESS ALL PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE MARINES.

  • GySgt Bruce V. Bennett USMC (ret.)

    I agree, the powder puffs mostly will never volunteer to do anything but wine or be violent for peace.

  • Major W. G. Lillibridge USMC (Ret.)

    Well, said Marine!

  • Major W. G. Lillibridge USMC (Ret.)

    So, I did 26 years in the Corps, Sgt – Maj, USMC 67 – 92. I went to college before joining the Corps and got my degree. I was medically retired after the Gulf War (I was on the LTCOL list and I wasn’t ready to retire) in 1992. So, I decided to go back to school and got a Master’s degree. Calling people draft dodger is a bunch of BS. Hell, if you didn’t want to go to VN there were a hundred types of deferment you could get. I severed with draftees, and for the most part, they didn’t want to be there and were a pain in the ass. So I for one could give a rat’s ass what others did or do not during Viet Nam, all we can do is account for our own actions and live with it just like everyone else. You stated; “I will never forgive or forget the cowards that ran off to school to avoid the draft.What do they talk about at (sic) there reunions.” My question is why? Why do yo give a shit? To forgive and forget what? I could care less you should consider the same. Semper Fidelis, Bill

  • Lenny P

    I will never forgive or forget the cowards that ran off to school to avoid the draft.What do they talk about at there reunions

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