By: Deborah Allen
The Marine Corps was the greatest decision of my life. I signed up in my Senior year of High School in 1980 and was put on the Delayed Entry Program and left for Parris island in October of that year. I had a little bit of culture shock, but I was determined to make something of myself. After Basic, I shipped out to 29 Palms for Comm. School and graduated in June of 1981. I was sent to MCAS El Toro to my permanent duty station. Was with the Third Marine Airwing, MACG-38, MWCS-38. I enjoyed my years in the Corps and would do it again.