Struck A Cord Deep Down

The attached was sent to me on Facebook. I re-did it so it would look nice and I have it hanging in a frame. Don’t know who sent it, I’m sure something can be done with it. When I read it, it kinda struck a cord deep down.

I was in the Corps as a Reservist during the Viet Nam War. I was assigned to H&S Company, 4th MP Battalion, 4th Marine Division. I know there are no MP Battalions in the corps today, they’re Law Enforcement units.

Semper Fi!

Glenn Bellot

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20 thoughts on “Struck A Cord Deep Down”

  1. Once you earn the EGA it’s in your blood. As we say “Once a Marine always a Marine.” The oath we sworn doesn’t have a expectation date. It’s blood in blood out. God Corps & Country. We stand as one for this country. USMC. Semper Fi

  2. Glenn: Great words of wisdom. If the Reserve unit you are talking about was in Oakland, Pa I was also in the 4th MP Batt. from 1967 to 1973. Semper Fi !

  3. That is on my calendar for birthday 93 next summer, along with scuba diving which I did as a member of a beach rescue unit in 1950-52. Too soon old and too late smart. Semper Fi.

  4. I hate that as I read that, I noticed the misspelled word “psychological”. It’s a trait that benefitted me in the Corps, but is not much appreciated as a cilly villian. . .

    1. GySgt
      In the Nam from Aug 66-Oct 67 went back June 68-July 69 I was Drafted in the Corps Damm I was lucky to just think of all the good times I might have missed thank you Uncle Sam Semper Fi :

  5. Semper Fi! Thanks for sharing this. I’m sharing this with all the civilians in my life in an effort to try to help them understand why I am the way I am about the Marines. Boot camp in ’89. Six month stay because of shin splints, (eg: I didn’t know that there is a right way, and a wrong way, to run). So, dropped from training. 81 days in MRP. 2 week drop in training to repeat 1st phase. Successfully graduated 2nd time through. Served: ’89 – ’94 in the wing in A/C maintenance on CH-46’s. Biggest mistake I ever made in my entire life was getting out of the Corps.
    J. Lang
    Corporal

  6. SEMPER FIDELIS USSMA ( FOR THOSE WHO DON’T KNOW WHAT THOSE INITIALS STAND FOR , I’LL
    TELL YOU ) UNITED STATES SEAGOING MARINE ASSOCIATION 1775 TO 1998 I WAS SEAGOING 1963 TO 1966
    OUTSTANDING EXPLANATION OF THE CORPS JUST LIKE THE YELLOW FOOT PRINTS

    “IF YOU HAVE TO ASK , YOU AIN’T BEEN THERE ”
    THANKS AND SEMPER FI

  7. With all respect… If you are going to copy this for others, you may want to make a few spelling changes: “rite of passage”, “innermost being”, and “psychological”. I believe those are correct…feel free to tell me if I am wrong. I am not a Marine, but my husband is a former Marine (he told me there are no ex-Marines). He was a field radio operator with a forward air control team in Vietnam in ’65-’66. So I enter this comment with the utmost respect for all Marines.

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