USMC-Volunteer

USMC-Volunteer

I HAVE BEEN A FULL-TIME VOLUNTEER (MOS# 0000), SINCE 2012, TO THE MEMBERSHIP OF “THE SEMPER FI SOCIETY OF THE BRAZOS VALLEY”, IN SEALY, TX. I BECAME AN HONORARY E-1 & BEGAN PAYING YEARLY MEMBERSHIP DUES IN 2014 & IN MAY 2015, MY YEARS OF SERVICE, WAS RECOGNIZED BY THE GOV. OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY & RECEIVED MY COMMISSION AS A “COLONEL, HONORABLE ORDER OF KENTUCKY COLONELS”. ATTACHED IS A PIC OF THE CEREMONY & A FEW OF THE MARINES I HONORABLY SERVE. WHEN I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO MEET LT. GEN. JOE WEBER, USMC (RET) I TOLD HIM: SIR, I NEVER OFFICIALLY SERVED IN THE USMC, BUT NOW THAT I AM RETIRED, I SERVE THOSE WHO TRULY DID SERVE IN THE CORPS. NEVER PRESENTED WITH AN “EGA” PIN, BUT MINE IS TATTOOED ON MY HEART”. HE SMILED, GAVE ME A BIG HUG, LOOKED ME IN THE EYES & SAID—“WELCOME TO THE FAMILY, JARHEAD !!!!!”. TEARS BEGAN TO SLOWLY ROLL DOWN MY FACE—WOW !!!!! AFTER 6 YEARS OF FAITHFUL SERVICE, I HAVE BEEN NOMINATED TO RECEIVE A RANK PROMOTION TO “PFC-VOL.” AND WHETHER OR NOT THIS EVER OCCURS, I AM STILL A VERY BLESSED & CONTENTED SR. CITIZEN, TO BE AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF THIS GROUP OF “USMC SPARTANS” —–SEMPER FI, OOORAH, & GOD BLESS THE USA !!!!!!
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