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While I Was At Arlington

While I Was At Arlington

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I thought they were just Practicing… because the Marine Corps War Memorial was just a few Hundred Meters away… Continue reading

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As a retired GySgt I ask you to not put all of today’s young Marines in that group. I served from 1986-2007, did 3 combat tours, and met many, many Marines that would make Chesty proud. Remember, some of these “kids” you refer to have 4-5-6 combat tours, so yes, sometimes there is an attitude, but that’s where we, the SNCO’s come in. If a troop of mine ends up in constant trouble I take that as failure on my part, and on the part of the NCO’s under me. Don’t worry…. Our beloved Corps are in good hands! Semper Fi

Eric ulfsax,

listen to all brothers in arms well this is a private moment and one that should be respected and honored and yes you would be honored to see this ceremony in its glory and such we should respect the families of our fallen brothers and leave them in peace and not take pictures of others brothers that where lost in our battle for peace of this great nation so with out saying anything else respect your brothers peace and let the families remember their loved ones the way they would love to.

Valenzuela, J.Jr Sgt. retired, ONCE A MARINE ALWAYS A MARINE!,

Thank You. For the photo.

Gerald Weston,

I served 66-70,F/2/9.I wear something every day that says USMC and every car I own has a USMC emblem on it.Semper Fi to all Marines everywhere.L/Cpl LBWebster.

Lynn Webster,

also 81,was at K-6, mams 12, mag 12, 1st marine air wing, ’53- ’54, rode with that old helicopter WA-9, the” paddy wagon”, ring any bells? us old farts are getting few and far between. Semper Fi…..

Dick Watson,

Mike…Sorry but Our First Marine Air Wing was not at DaNang in 1963….I was there in 1966-67.

SSgt WMBecze. Nam 66-67. DaNang,

No – it was the Marines that disbanded. Put that pipe down!

John Trickey,

I am a retired Marine Captain (Mustang). I saw these Marines at the 8th and I evening parade but never at Arlington. These are powerful photos. I posted one on facebook to share with my grandson. I credited it as described: “I thought they were just Practicing… because the Marine Corps War Memorial was just a few Hundred Meters away…

John Voracek
Vietnam Marine

It seemed appropriate for the 4th of July weekend. I will take it down asked.

Tom Snyder,

I am the daughter of a Marine who was in the Sixth Division (WWII) he was in the initial landing on Okinowa. I learned the right way that “Once a Marine, Always a Marine”. Attended the funeral of my Dad’s long time friend, a retired Marine Colonel at Arlington. What a spectacular day! The horse drawn caisson, the riderless horse, the Marine band, the silent drill team, and on. He had been cremated so no coffin, but the eight Marines unfurled the flag and held it taut over the urn for the entire funeral. They then re-folded the flag and each of the eight came to his widow, bent down on one knee, removed his glove and expressed his condolences. First, the Colonel who was in charge, bent down on one knee and told the widow that Marines know that when a Marine serves, the whole family serves; he wanted to thank her for her service. She has a son and grandson that are both Marines! Semper Fi!

Cheryl Snyder,

I would like to get in touch with any body who served in PLT 109 February 1962 Paris Island and 1st marine air wing danang 1963

Mike Ruggiero,

Alphonzo, I was in platoon 179 in MCRD San Diego in 1965. I did Vietnam from Feb to Sept of 66. WIA Sept 4, 66 Semper Fi

Julian G. Ramos-Mission, Rio Grande Valley, South Texas,

I am proud to be a Marine Veteran and so far have not run into any young veteran that is not proud to be a Marine Veteran. I am really an old salt. 81 yrs old and went to Paris Island for my training. Served 2 tours in Korea, the 1st with the 1st Marine Division and the 2nd with the 1st Marine Air Wing. Semper Fi until I die.

Frank Perry,

This is true. Parris Island Plt 179 (1961)

Alphonzo Upchurch,

I agree Dear Mother. I came home because of My Mother-in law and her prayers and faithfulness. OOHRAH to you and all the Marine Mother’s. RVN 69/70 3/1. Semper Fi

Richard Espejo,

Also moved……. Cpl. Jefferson 64 thru70 nam 67\68. 0311. India 3/5.

Charlie jefferson.,

I do believe our pride is forever and so is our Marine Corps. It shows in our respect, honor and traditions. AND IT IS EVERYWHERE !

Howard ……… Tunnel Rat,

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