My mini Marine

Hi, my name is Ashley and my husband is a former Marine. When I met and fell in love with him, he was an active-duty Marine serving at HQBN 1MARDIV, and the Marine Corps has always played a role, one way or another, in our lives. So, when we found out we were having our first child, I could not wait to find Marine Corps-themed clothes for the Devil Pup. So, I naturally turned to Sgt. Grit and found the cutest outfit. When I bought it, I purposely purchased it a little big so that she could spend more time in it since children have a tendency to grow at an alarming rate. This gave us the added bonus that everyone would be able to read it as we ran around. I gave it to my husband when we found out we were having a girl. She is now 13 months old, and it barely fits, so I guess it will soon be time for a larger version. It is one of her favorite outfits and she is constantly bringing it to me so that she can wear it. My husband recently turned 30, and he is always looking for good USMC gear. The problem is that I waited too late to order from your fine catalog, so I sent my mother by your brick-and-mortar store to pick up what I wanted to get him. Thank you so much for all you do! I thought I would send you pictures of our Leatherneck-in-training sporting her favorite outfit. Her father and I will be proud of her no matter what she decides to do in life, but we would feel extremely honored if she were to carry the colors forward as one of the few, the proud, the Marines.

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Little Marines

James Whalen

9 months old
Grandfather is Dennis Whalen, CPL, 1st Bn 9th Marines
2 Tours ? Nam
WIA ? Khe Sanh

Got these two tee shirts for my grandsons who happened to run into some Marines in Dearborn, Mich. My daughter said everybody was laughing! Great product! Thought you might want to know.
Semper Fi
Frank Simonetta
Vietnam 1967 – 1/9 and 3/26
Spring Grove Area Youth Little League, Coach Pitch, Baseball Team ?US Marines? sporting the Sgt Grit ?Attitude is Everything? Youth T-Shirts

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New Future Grunt / Best Use of Sgt Grit Gear

Sgt Grit:

I'm a Former Marine Sergeant who served from 1980-1986. I went to Parris Island in September of 1980 as a member of Platoon 2087. First stationed at Camp Lejeune as a Field Artilleryman in Alpha 1/10 and later HQ 1/10. From there, I ended up on Embassy Duty where I served as a Marine Security Guard at the American Embassies in both Reykjavik, Iceland and La Paz, Bolivia. Even though that era is considered "peacetime," I lost a lot of good friends in both Beirut and Grenada.

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Jarhead Pup

Sgt Grit;

Just wanted to share a photo of my devil dog. His name is 'Jarhead', and he's earned the name. He's currently an E-3, but that's after spending at least 6 months as a boot and being busted at least three times. He comes by his monicer and behavior honestly – he's in a proud Marine Corps family: My father was a Marine before WWII (Pvt Harold Somers), my brother retired after 23 years (MSgt Mike Williams), I did my 4 years, my son served his 4 (LCpl Peter Williams – part with the first outbreak of hostilities in Iraq with the 2/10), and my daughter was a Corpsman (HM3 Mallory Williams). We bleed crimsom and gold. Love your newsletter and eagerly await every issue. Let's see some other "Devil-Pets" and/or mascots – would also like to see some Marine Corps motorcycles.

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A Little Night Reading

We have been long time customers of Sgt. Grit. My daughter's father SSgt "Rooster" served from 1993-2002. Our daughter, Riley loves to hear her Daddy tell stories and always points out the Eagle, Globe and Anchor on the various Marine posters, items, and on t-shirts at both of our houses. She always reads your newsletter along with me and loves the decorated motorcycles, bull dogs and Marines who she says "looks like Daddy."

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