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Honorably Discharged

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by marine_enlisted, Jul 19, 2004.

  1. marine_enlisted

    marine_enlisted 1/2 ton status

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    Yesterday was my final day as a United States Marine. Five years went by very fast. I met a lot of great people, experienced a lot of things most people can only read about, some great, some down right scary. I have aboslutly zero regrets about choosing to become a Marine and serve my country. The decision to stay in or to get out at five years was the toughest decision I've ever had to make. I cried like baby as drove out the gate of MCB Quantico for the final time. I never thought it would be so hard to let it go. I have since moved from Virginia to a little town of 350 people in central Minnesota. I now install and repair overhead hoists and cranes in factories throughout the midwest. So far I really like the work. I travel a couple of days per week and get to work inside some cool factories for a couple of days at a time . We finally got settled in to our new digs and got the internet hooked up. Boy, does 56k suck after having a cable modem for the last 3 years! Hopefully cable internet will be available in our little town soon. A month and a half without CK5 sucked! It's good to be back. To all my Marine brothers, Semper Fidelis /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif.
     
  2. Hossbaby50

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    Thank you for your service first off.

    Second off thanks again.

    Glad to hear everything is working out for you in your civilian life now too. Glad to have you back onboard CK5.

    Harley
     
  3. Seventy4Blazer

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    i hear ya bro. semper Fi, and ill be posting up like this in a couple years.
    Grant
     
  4. BlazerGuy

    BlazerGuy 3/4 ton status

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    Glad to hear from ya! Your getting out( /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif) and I'm just getting started. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif OOORAH! Semper Fi!
     
  5. kennyw

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    Hey, I'm up here in MN until Thursday night. We should have a MN get together or something at least once this week. Though its probably a little short notice to work it out /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif
     
  6. 84_Chevy_K10

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    As to saying "X" day was your last day as a marine, nonsense! You're a marine forever, you've earned something that nobody can ever take away from you.

    I feel the same way about my service. No matter where I go or what I do with the rest of my life, my time as a soldier for this country has changed me more than any other event in my life.

    It's such a good feeling to know you've done your part for this country. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif Man, this just gets me to thinking about the whole experience thus far, sorry for rambling but the best times I've ever had in my life were in uniform. /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  7. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    i hear ya amigo, i got out in 1997. Only regret is that I never got to kill any Al Queda guys. They wisely chose to start being a-holes after i got out. lol! anyway, welcome to the 1st Civ Div and thx for your service.

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    j
     
  8. mtn. burb

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    You are a great American! Thankyou for serving our country Mike.

    And welcome back buddy!


    [​IMG]

    We missed ya.
     
  9. mcinfantry

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    semper fi, as time passes you will forget the dumb stuff, and mostly remember the fun stuff. i know i have.
    im a cop (still looking for the USMC comraderie)
     
  10. az-k5

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    Thank you for your service. As stated above you will always be a marine /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif.
    Thank you again
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    PS welcome back to our little civy world.
     
  11. wraenking

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    the real sad day for me was 4 years after i left pendleton and finally got the real discharge papers. hanging on my wall, and i miss it. a lot of good friends!!

    thanks

    and congrats

    semper fi

    tom
     
  12. camiswelding

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    welcome back to the real world....
    always live with honor...
    be the change in the world you hope for...

    enjoy a soft bed

    cam
     
  13. Hustler

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    First off, thank you.
    Second, you might of gotten out of the Military, but you still are and will be a Marine until you die.
    Third, OOORAH! Semper Fi!
     
  14. CaveBlazin

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    Brother, I know exactly how you feel I got out a little over two years ago unfortunatly I did something wrong and they told me I had to come right back of course the army is seeing what its like to have that happen to them its called involuntary recall. Semper Fi and good luck I might be getting out very soon but them bringing me back in has been a blessing. I am SERIOUSLY thinking of the "R" word. Once again as the saying goes "Once a Marine always a Marine".
    Semper Fi,
    Spence
     
  15. 70jimmy

    70jimmy 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Thanks to you and yours for protecting me and mine. /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif

    Enjoy civilian life!
     
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    ramjet gmc CK5 Staff Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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  17. gjk5

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    /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gifThank you for serving, from me and my family. /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif

    Good luck to you and yours in your future endeavors.
     
  18. jarheadk5

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    Congratulations!


    Hey Spence, I like your bio in your Profile... /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif
     
  19. newyorkin

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    Not sure why my post never made it in...


    THANKS!
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  20. bigyellowjimmy

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    Thank You /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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