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Old 02-25-2016, 04:44 PM
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Boot camp was the best experience of my life ... he doesn't think so right now, but he will.
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Old 02-26-2016, 02:43 AM
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Boot camp was the best experience of my life ... he doesn't think so right now, but he will.
It was interesting .
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Old 02-26-2016, 07:33 AM
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Being a street wise kid when I hit the yellow footprints at 17 there wasn't to much that got me other than the physical parts. The yelling and screaming I took in stride. The one time I got my ass kicked reminded me I needed to keep my mouth shut and do EVERYTHING I was told to do.

So the question is, KNOWING what you know now about boot camp would you do it again?
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Old 02-26-2016, 10:01 AM
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Being a street wise kid when I hit the yellow footprints at 17 there wasn't to much that got me other than the physical parts. The yelling and screaming I took in stride. The one time I got my ass kicked reminded me I needed to keep my mouth shut and do EVERYTHING I was told to do.

So the question is, KNOWING what you know now about boot camp would you do it again?
In a minute , if I was 18 again. My Father could make my DI's look like amateurs. Having someone in my face didn't bother me much and the physical side wasn't too bad. Dealing with the %$&* ups that caused me more grief was the worst part.
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Old 02-26-2016, 10:22 AM
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Forgot all about the fuck ups Smitty, they did give us more fits than the DI'S did. We started our venture with something like 116 recruits but only graduated I think 67. Some went to the fat platoon and others jumped the fucking fence along the San Diego air port run ways. It's a wonder someone didn't get killed.

I remember high school buddies saying there's NO WAY your going to make it in the Marines. I was determined to walk back into town in my uniform which I did. Had this shithead in high school that always picked on me. I ran into his ass in the doughnut shop while in uniform, the asshole didn't say a word and I knew he knew who I was. I'd have fuck him up given the chance. Not sure if it was the uniform that gave me more balls or just being a Marine...who cares, it worked. ha ha
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We started off with 73 and graduated 48 of which 27 where from the original 73. Much to my surprise I made all the way to the end.....37 years ago.....
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WELP-- today was Black Friday for them. I pray for all the recruits,, but especially Ed.. G Holy's Nephew recently graduated and I want the same for my baby! I know for a fact they have him on Double rations!
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WELP-- today was Black Friday for them. I pray for all the recruits,, but especially Ed.. G Holy's Nephew recently graduated and I want the same for my baby! I know for a fact they have him on Double rations!
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A thin fellow is he?

I (and several of us) were too damn skinny when we enlisted. From the time I enlisted to the end of my active duty I gained 30 lbs. 3 Months after becoming a civilian I gained 20 more.

I don't ever recall our DI's telling any of us to eat more, it was only eat faster.
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Old 02-27-2016, 07:03 AM
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In 12 weeks of boot camp I went from 135 pounds to 160 pounts.
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Old 02-27-2016, 11:08 AM
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I went in at 145 and out at 130. I'm 6 ft. tall the food was not enough for me. I look at pictures from then and I was one skinny Marine. At the end of four years I weighed 155. Now ? 225 haha
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