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This Is My Desk

This Is My Desk

I thought this cartoon might appeal to your readers smiley face. I am a cartoonist living in Maine who went through USMC OCS in 1980. My website will be up in July with lots of cartoons. Your catalog is great – keep up the good work and thanks!

Alex Kemp

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Edward Dobberstein - April 10, 2020

Speaking of cartoons………I enjoyed the picture on the cover of the catalog (Volume 113 – Summer 2019) which showed two Marines playing pool on a pool table covered with a heavy duty table cover and balls racked up on top of the cover. I’m hiding that one from my Navy buddies at the VFW.

1stSgt Danny Jones - April 10, 2020

What platoon were you in on OCS? I was the Plt Sgt for C4. SSgt Jones then. Had Capt Davis as Plt Commander ( he was killed in Lebanon bombing).

MSgt Edd Prothro, USMC Ret. 1964-1984 - April 10, 2020

Great cartoon, Alex! Did you go through the Boston OSO when you were commissioned? As a Gunny I was on the OSO team out of Hartford CT from Aug ’78 thru Nov ’81. I really enjoyed the time I spent in New England, particularly being a history buff. Roaming through the old cemeteries was one of my favorite past times. In ’79 the family and I went up to spend the 4th of July weekend at Sebago Lake with some of my wife’s extended family who had a cabin there. We arrived late in the evening and I remember the moon shimmering over the lake and the loons calling. I was up early the next morning to take a refreshing dip in the lake. I dove in and immediately retreated to the shore. I don’t think that I have ever felt water that cold in the middle of summer. I’m a farm boy from Kansas who is used to swimming in nice, warm farm ponds. What a shock, but the fishing was great. Semper Fi!!!

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