First, let me express my utmost appreciation to all the men and women of the Marine Corps for your service.
I hope it isn't inappropriate to post this here, but I have been reading so many stories on the Sgt. Grit site and just feel something in my gut telling me to give it a try.
I was born March 15, 1969 at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, TN. I was given up for adoption to Agape and was adopted at about 6 weeks of age. The only information I have about my biological parents is that they were both Marines at the time. There was also information that my mother may have been from Florida. I am a white male and stand about 6'1, 210 lbs, sandy blonde hair and blue eyes. I think I'm probably from Scottish descent as I also have very fair skin and my beard grows red. Just a guess though.
I'm not looking to get anything from my biological family. I was adopted by a very loving family who I feel did a very good job raising me and they will forever be my true family. I am happy and have a successful life, but still, there is an emptiness that comes with being an adoptee. There are always the questions and curiosities, and I feel even more so knowing my biological parents were Marines, especially during the Vietnam era. I don't even know them and I'm still proud to say they were/are Marines. My main purpose for locating them is first, to say thank you. Thank you for choosing to give me life. My family would also like to tell them thank you. And secondly, I just want to know their stories.
I'm a realist. I understand I may find out information that for some people may be hard to handle. I'm not soft, I can handle it. I also realize that it is very possible that they aren't alive, and that they may not even know each other now if they are still alive.
So, if any of the specifics sound familiar to you; maybe you were in a unit with someone who may have spoken about a child they gave up for adoption, or if you may possibly be my parent, please respond to this. I don't feel my life will ever be complete without finding this out.
Thank you for your service, and thank you for taking the time to read this.