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.