PFC Marler

PFC Marler

I just wanted to tell you about my Marine. PFC Cody Marler, Camp Geiger, NC…he was only 11 when 9-11 happened and after watching the planes crash into the towers on TV, he told me he was going to be a Marine. I thought he would grow out of it, but he didn’t. He graduated high school a full year ahead of everyone else on Feb. 23, 2007. He turned 17 on April 7, 2007, which was a Sunday, but on Monday morning he was a Marine recruit and on May 7 he was at MCRD. (The longest 13 weeks of my life!) We went to his graduation on Aug. 3, 2007, Golf Co. Plt. 2154, and I have never been so proud in my life, not just proud of my son, but of every son standing there that day. From there Cody had 10 days leave and after a day at Sea World, we headed home. Being with Cody at the airport, out in public, was like being with a rock star! Men shook his hand, former servicemen shared stories of their time as a Marine or Soldier, women thanked and hugged him, and teenage girls posed for pictures with him and giggled like he was Brad Pit! My pick-up, (photo attached), is covered with bumper stickers from Sgt. Grit and never fails to get comments when I am in town. I have never heard anyone say a disparaging word about my son, the war, or the Marine Corps. Everyone has been so supportive. And I would just like to say thank you to every service man and woman, past and present. Semper Fi!

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Small Ribbon Stickers

Small Ribbon Stickers

Tom Colson Sr's Harley covered with small Ribbon Bumper Stickers Tom Colson Sr's Harley covered with small Ribbon Bumper Stickers Hi Sgt. Grit

I just wanted to tell you and show you what I did with your small ribbon bumper stickers I purched over 8 years ago. I made an personalized ribbon display and mounted it to my Harley win shield. I now see you have a lot more updated stickers. I may need to do an update myself. Thanks for the catolog. SSgt. Tom Colson Vietnam 68/69 Tanks DMZ

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MSgt of Marines T-Shirt

This is a picture of a “MSgt of Marines T-shirt” that I ordered for my husband from ya’ll a while back. It isn’t quite green anymore so he can’t wear it under his cammies LOL.. Our rottie (her name is Harley) kept dragging it out of the trash pile we were making while cleaning out our closets for our move back to Okinawa (yes she is going with us). So we decided to put it on her.. she wore it around the entire day without pulling it off! Quite impressive for a puppy who has never worn clothes. Enjoy.

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University of San Diego – L/Cpl Mailhiot

Wayne Mailhiot L/Cpl 1961-1965

MCRD San Diego platoon 175 Sept ?61-Dec ?61
Camp Pendleton, CA H/3/11 Feb ?62-Mar ?63 radio operator MOS 2531
MCRD Electronics School Bn. Mar ?63-Feb ?64 and Dec ?64-Mar ?65 MOS 6641 Aviation Radar Tech training
MATCU 65/MWHG-3/3rd MAW MCAS Yuma, AZ Feb ?64-Sep ?64 MOS 6641 Aviation Radar Tech
MACS-1/MWHG-3/3rdMAW MCAS Yuma, AZ Sep?64-Jan ?66 MOS 6641 Aviation Radar Tech

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Showing off

Carried Around the Design for 20 Years!

I'm enclosing several pictures showing the great tee shirt you sent me, a picture of the dress blues issued me at Parris Island April 1949. Thanks to your company I was able to bring them up to date. Also the display on the wall of my bedroom with items from you, the Marine Corps and the Korean Govt.

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