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  • My Daddy

    My Daddy

    By: Suzanne Stibbens I was thinking this same thing as I escorted my Daddy to the barber shop for his Marine haircut. He’s had a rough year. Agent Orange has... Admin |

  • Sgt E5, '1959 -1968

    By: Ted K. Shimono I understand the meaning of being a mechanic on the F18. When the program first started on the F18 at Northrop I was selected as one... Admin |

  • Boot Camp 71-72 MCRD PI

    By: Howard Brown Two days after Christmas 1971 I went to Paris Island to follow my brother and uncle. I was in 1Bn Plt 101. One of the funniest times... Admin |

  • Bad Ass Vietnam Vet

    Bad Ass Vietnam Vet

    By: MSgt Edd Prothro, USMC Ret. 1964-1984 I found this poster online the other day as I was and thought I would share it. I am sure it is quite... Admin |

  • Blast From the Past

    Blast From the Past

    While enjoyable to read stories of family members carrying on the tradition and old friends reuniting, it’s even more fantastic when you get to experience this: 1985 in Korea, 2nd... Admin |

  • Jardhead


    By: Michael Scheff I’ll never forget when we finished boot camp at Parris Island in 1966. Our drill instructor called 3 of us over to tell us we were going... Admin |

  • Dark Glasses and Suntan Oil

    By: Sam James We arrived at the San Diego airport at 2AM, three days late, leaving Houston after a hurricane. Everyone was herded off onto “cattle cars”. While standing on... Admin |

  • Picky Eaters

    We called it “The Rock” and counted the days when we would rotate back to the land of the big PX. Hawaii wasn’t exactly the paradise we expected. The Marine... Admin |

  • Why it started

    By: Don Robinson Sgt Grit, I have been reading these post for years and have responded once but thought it was time to chime in again. In the spring of... Admin |