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Discussion in 'Vets and Friends' started by Salty, Jan 15, 2020.

  1. Salty

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    a) how long were you in
    b) how long have you been out
    C) What do you still do, that the military (that includes the Marines) taught you to do?
     
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    1) My clothes closet : Class A's, Class C, Suits, pants, shirts....
    2) Shine my shoes, low qtrs, boots, ect
    3) I have a military style gym bag, wallet, ect
    4) Often sing Candace when I am walking
    5) Use the (proper) day, month, year for dates and 24 hour clock for time.
     
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    Curious what that is, as my Son just came back now as a Marine!
     
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    In 23 years, retired in 2014. I am sure there are some things, but I can't think of anything I do that was learned from the military.


    Gig line. That is one thing.
     
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    Gigline
    Walk in cadance most of the time
    Hat stays adjusted military style
    Gesture and give directions w hand open palm fingers together
    Hands never in pockets
    Shirt always tucked

    I know there are more

    My son hates #1 and the last one
     
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    So what does that mean
     
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    a) how long were you in?
    4 years
    b) how long have you been out?
    47 years

    C) What do you still do, that the military (that includes the Marines) taught you to do?
    * It taught me to gripe and I still do that, does that count?
    * To wake up early
    * To show respect to people in authority even when I didn't feel respect
    * It taught me situational awareness which I still do and has saved my family in what could have been dangerous times
     
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    I'm working on my 7th DD-214.
     
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    What is it?
     
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    a) how long were you in?
    4 years... Reserve 2
    b) how long have you been out?
    51 years

    I drove a Marine tank in Nam and when I left they wouldn't let me keep it... They took my M1 and 45 too!

    I left the spit and polish there

    What they taught me... Respect for God, Country and Old Glory!

    When I got out they put on my DD-214 civilian occupation tractor driver... That's no fun... No gun!... Brother Glen:Biggrin
     
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    Thanks, I thought was some type of document!
     
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    A. In 4 years.
    B. Out 42.
    C. If I'm standing in line somewhere my arms go to my side and my fingers grip the side of my pants until I realize I am doing it. Or, I will cross my arms behind my back, holding one hand in the other. I have seen others do the same thing and you immediately know they were also in the military.
     
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    Padre made me do it!!!
     
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    1) In 2 years (drafted)
    2) Out 53 years and counting
    3) Proficient with rifle
     
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    a) 4 years
    b) 30 years
    c) hurry up, and wait! ;)
     
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