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Discussion in '2007 Archive' started by carpro, Jul 14, 2007.

  1. carpro

    carpro Well-Known Member
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    Motto

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    NEAR KARMAH, Iraq (June 29, 2007) – A forward resuscitative surgical system never, ever stands still while treating a wounded Marine – until today, when Cpl. Gareth Hawkins, 23, demanded to reenlist before being medically evacuated.



    While conducting counter-insurgency operations this morning with Battalion Landing Team 3/1's Lima Company, Hawkins' vehicle was hit by a massive improvised explosive device, shattering his right leg and injuring two other Marines. Within minutes of the blast, Hawkins was set to be flown out of the area and into the hands of higher medical care.


    According to 1st Sgt. Gary Moran, Lima Co. first sergeant, Hawkins didn't want to leave until he was reenlisted by battalion staff here, more than 14 kilometers from his position.

    http://www.onemarinesview.com/one_marines_view/2007/07/motto.html#more
     
  2. KenH

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    Truly he is one of America's best.
     
  3. MrJim

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    Jarheads:applause:

    <<MrJim: 2dBn 10thMar 2dMarDiv 82-85>>
     
  4. Salty

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    I dont know all the details, but there may be one motive - If you re-enlist in a combat zone, there is no tax on your re up bonus. So if he reciveved 30 Grand (which could be a reasonable amount) he would not have the standard 20% ($6,000) withheld.

    Like I said, I dont know his true motive, but the $$ is a possibility.

    And even if it is, I dont have a problem with it

    Sgt Salty
     
  5. av1611jim

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    UUUUUURAAAAH!

    Leatherneck Jim: Comm Spt Co. 7th Mar Bgd HQ Marine Corps Air Base HI. '77-'76
     
  6. MrJim

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    Well then that makes him not only brave and honorable but smart too!
     
  7. MrJim

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    OORAH jarhead....Hawaii huh?:laugh:

    We were artillery-there was this arty guy that was in Hawaii and all he did was complain about how expensive it was. I'd have like to have gone there not matter the cost:laugh:
     
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    All I can say is wow! What dedication! :applause:
     
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  9. av1611jim

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    It WAS and still IS expensive. But that did not stop my buddies and I from having the time of our lives. This poor guy you speak of didn't know how good he had it. Hawaii is goooooooooooood duty.:thumbs:

    Only thing which I can think of which was a "drag" was the PT runs. I remember 5-15 miles in that humidity was tough. We often would run as a Company off base for the long ones and the locals loved watching that many Marines running in formation singing cadence. I kinda liked the cadence also.:wavey:

    God bless this guy who re-enlisted, wounded, waiting for evac. :praying:
     
  10. Hope of Glory

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    Well, of all the bad things I've ever said about jarheads (jokingly, mostly), I've never said they weren't brave, even jokingly.

    This guy is exemplary when it comes to bravery!
     
  11. MrJim

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    Yeah, except you can't repeat most of those cadences here due to censorship~unless y'all only sang the "clean" ones in public.
     
  12. av1611jim

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    It was '76-'77 and "PC" hadn't caught on yet.:thumbs:
    And no.....I can't repeat them here.:wavey:
     
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