Top 10 reasons you know you’re the daughter of a Marine when…

This Top Ten was written entirely by my two young daughters about 0-dark 30 about half way from Rockford IL to Lincoln NE in '03 or '04. My daughters were probably 9 and 16 at the time of writing this. ENJOY !    As indicated in the attachment, this was written several years ago by my 2 young daughters while on a road trip. 99% was made up by them with only minor assistance on my part, they didn't know how to spell SSGT Barron. Have fun, hope you enjoy it! I hope that this brings back a few memories, a smile and a few laughs to you and your readers.

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The Marine Legacy of Montford Point

WASHINGTON — Every Marine remembers their arrival at recruit training. Marines shared feelings of fear, anxiety and doubt when faced with the challenges of boot camp. The Marines of Montford Point faced even greater obstacles than the rigorous training of the average recruit. These brave men broke through racial discrimination to become one of the few and the proud: the first African American Marines.

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236th Marine Corps Birthday Ball

November 10th, 2011

Branson Convention Center – 5pm to Midnight
Open to Marines, Veterans & the General Public

Keynote Speaker: Capt. Dale Dye

After joining the Marine Corps at 18, Dale Dye served in Vietnam in 1965 and 1967 through 1970 surviving 31 major combat operations. He emerged from Southeast Asia highly decorated including three Purple Hearts for wounds suffered in combat. He spent 13 years as an enlisted Marine, rising to the rank of Master Sergeant before he was chosen to attend Officer Candidate School. Appointed a Warrant Officer in 1976, he later converted his commission and was a Captain when he was sent to Beirut with the Multinational Peacekeeping Force in 1982-83. He served in a variety of assignments around the world and along the way managed to graduate with a B.A. in English from the University of Maryland.

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National Park Service to Marines: Don’t Shine That Brass

The National Park Service has renewed its war against active duty troops who have the brass to polish the brass plate at the base of the flagpole at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
I first reported on the anti-brass shining stance of the National Park Service after Memorial Day 2009.

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Sgt Grit Newsletter August 31, 2011

Many Nurses Passed

Sgt. Grit,

Sgt. Jack Pfaller, whose article “It Is The Same” that was published last Thursday didn't live to read it. Sgt. Pfaller, a proud Marine, stood his last watch on 16AUG1011. He was 65.

Sgt. Pfaller's article related how well he was treated when the hospital staff, in which he was being treated, saw his Marine tattoo. He wrote “but the Respect I received from the nurses and techs proves the saying that once a Marine always a Marine.

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