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Time with the Grunts

Time with the Grunts

As a new 2nd Lt with the 12th Marines at Mt Fuji, I was assigned to an infantry company as an forward observer. I asked my senior Lts in the battery what should I being doing with the grunts. They told me just to stay close to the Captain and he will let you know what he wants. I stayed with the captain for about 5 miles into a hike when he turned to me and asked “Lt where are we “? My answer was “I don’t know I am following you”. After that I always knew where we were…….
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Murray Hermanson - April 13, 2020

Harry, glad to see you post, I was getting worried you haven’t post anything for awhile. I like how this comes up on my screen it’s bigger and easier to read. At first it wasn’t but then they changed it, not its great. Looking forward to the new stories. Think I might submit one myself. Don’t want to piss any one off. Good to see your still here. Murray 1371

Bill 0331 - April 13, 2020

Ditto Harry 1371!! Bill 0331

G Willard 0311, 8651, 8511,… - April 13, 2020

Brendan,
Apparently the “DMD” did. At least that’s what he insinuated about The Deuce and Dennis. The rest of us seem to agree with The Deuce and Dennis.

Harry 1371 - April 13, 2020

It’s Deja Vu all over again!! Every time Grit changes format WAAH! Get over it Jarheads! I don’t like change either but, life is filled with it! With that said, I do like the more personal stories especially the ones full of BS that we can pick apart and piss some people off by doing so. One more thing. We just passed a very important holiday to all of us and, not one mention in “Grit News” Harry 1371

CPL Dale Peterson - April 13, 2020

My last purchase was from Sgt Mark… I’ll just leave it there.
Semper Fi…

BRENDAN MCCARRON 1st MAW NAM 66=68 - April 13, 2020

WHO SAID MARINES ARE DUMB. 90% OF YOU ALL HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD. THIS FORMAT SUCKS AND IS PROBABLY CENSORED. DONALD TRUMP PROBABLY BOUGHT THE SITE FOR HILLERY CLINTON’S RERUN. REMEMBER SHE IS THE BITCH WHO GOT TWO MARINES KILLED IN BANGAZIE.
REAL MARINES TELL REAL STORIES ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCES. SOME FUNNY SOME SAD BUT REAL. WE WANT THE OLD FORMAT BACK OR WE WILL MOVE OUR BUSINESS TO ANOTHER SITE MANAGEMENT!!!!!. WE DO NOT WANT TO READ POSTS FROM AUTHORS LOOKING FOR
FREE MATERIAL OR WANTABE’S JUST REAL MARINES WITH REAL STORIES IN PLAIN ENGLISH.

Bob Mauney - April 13, 2020

G. Willard….I had my fill of a Navy DMD at Camp Schwab, Okinawa in the spring of 1967 when we went on a cruise to get our gear surveyed and/or repaired. We were then to go on a float off the Vietnam coast as a “reinforcement force” if and when needed. As usual, in the Marine Corps, things don’t always seem to go as planned. So, all hell broke loose near the DMZ and 30 days later we were flown back to NAM aboard C-130’s. Anyway…while on Okinawa I went to sickbay to have a tooth filling replaced that had come out. Someone must have licked all the sugar off of the dentist’s lollipop that morning. Because the Navy dentist that saw me looked at my tooth that needed a filling and then pulled three jaw teeth in a row that were not and never had given me any problems. Afterwards, I gave him a few choice Marine words and went back to the barracks. It took that day and 2 more before I was back on regular duty. All I could eat during that time was melted ice cream my buddies brought me from the mess hall and that was through a straw since I couldn’t move my jaw enough to chew. I never saw, nor wanted to see, a Navy dentist after that. …….Bob Mauney 1381.

G. Willard 0311, 8651, 8511,… - April 13, 2020

Bob,
Yes I knew he was probably using DMD as an acronym for “Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry”, since the only other common use for that acronym is “Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy”. To me it was a pretentious foreword to justify blatantly insinuating that Marines Deuce and Dennis were lacking the “…intellect to create suggestions…”.

aardq, 1967-1970 - April 13, 2020

Old USMC saying: The two most useless things in the Corps are tent pegs and second lieutenants.

Bob Mauney - April 13, 2020

G Willard…..I Googled MOS “DMD” and what I found was it is a Navy MOS for “Doctor of Dental Medicine”…..Bob Mauney 1381.

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