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Posted: 8/29/2013 7:03:27 AM EDT
Okay, for those of you that don't know me I spent 8 years in the Marines as an 0341 as well as a 2 year stint as a combat instructor at the School of Infantry (West) with Infantry Training Battalion.
  When I started taking college courses I kept that to myself during all the "ice breaker" sessions at the start of each semester. Well the other day in my philosophy class (it was that or something musicy as an elective for my paramedic certification) this guy goes to introduce himself to the class. He says, "Hi I'm REDACTED, and I've been a Marine for the last 5 years....."

 Cut to today... the professor asks if any of us have any experience with philosophy. Of course Chesty over there was the first one to pipe up with this gem, "I took a class on Killosophy."

My immediate thought was simply, Fuck.

  There are so many days left in the semester. Damn it.
Link Posted: 8/29/2013 7:09:14 AM EDT
A 41 you say ...

Link Posted: 8/29/2013 7:12:10 AM EDT
He is probably a poser or a pogue
Link Posted: 8/29/2013 7:13:59 AM EDT
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I was on the hill. So not even the rest of the platoon knew what the hell we were doing.
Link Posted: 8/29/2013 7:17:27 AM EDT
One of my good friends in college (80's) was a Vietnam vet who decided to finally use his college benefit.  Big tat of the zig-zag man on his arm, liked the gonja, laid back.  Fun guy to be around.  Never mentioned the killin'.
Link Posted: 8/29/2013 7:18:36 AM EDT
Funny, this was just on a friend's facebook feed...




Link Posted: 8/29/2013 7:20:25 AM EDT
Originally Posted By joshdb50:
Okay, for those of you that don't know me I spent 8 years in the Marines as an 0341 as well as a 2 year stint as a combat instructor at the School of Infantry (West) with Infantry Training Battalion.
  When I started taking college courses I kept that to myself during all the "ice breaker" sessions at the start of each semester. Well the other day in my philosophy class (it was that or something musicy as an elective for my paramedic certification) this guy goes to introduce himself to the class. He says, "Hi I'm REDACTED, and I've been a Marine for the last 5 years....."

 Cut to today... the professor asks if any of us have any experience with philosophy. Of course Chesty over there was the first one to pipe up with this gem, "I took a class on Killosophy."

My immediate thought was simply, Fuck.

  There are so many days left in the semester. Damn it.
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You can use your GI Bill and come to Louisiana Shooters Unlimited and become an NRA Instructor in all 13 NRA Disciplines. We are in Lake Charles just 30 miles East of the Texas state line.
Link Posted: 8/29/2013 7:21:55 AM EDT
I don't agree with allowing the .mil to reintigrate with society after they get out, especially not in our schools. They're dangerous.
Link Posted: 8/29/2013 7:22:10 AM EDT
Originally Posted By joshdb50:
Okay, for those of you that don't know me I spent 8 years in the Marines as an 0341 as well as a 2 year stint as a combat instructor at the School of Infantry (West) with Infantry Training Battalion.
  When I started taking college courses I kept that to myself during all the "ice breaker" sessions at the start of each semester. Well the other day in my philosophy class (it was that or something musicy as an elective for my paramedic certification) this guy goes to introduce himself to the class. He says, "Hi I'm REDACTED, and I've been a Marine for the last 5 years....."

 Cut to today... the professor asks if any of us have any experience with philosophy. Of course Chesty over there was the first one to pipe up with this gem, "I took a class on Killosophy."

My immediate thought was simply, Fuck.

  There are so many days left in the semester. Damn it.
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I went to school after getting out, but the university was near the base so there were quite a few veterans enrolled.  I never encountered any post-mil herp derp of that nature.
Link Posted: 8/29/2013 7:24:50 AM EDT
Originally Posted By joshdb50:
Okay, for those of you that don't know me I spent 8 years in the Marines as an 0341 as well as a 2 year stint as a combat instructor at the School of Infantry (West) with Infantry Training Battalion.
  When I started taking college courses I kept that to myself during all the "ice breaker" sessions at the start of each semester. Well the other day in my philosophy class (it was that or something musicy as an elective for my paramedic certification) this guy goes to introduce himself to the class. He says, "Hi I'm REDACTED, and I've been a Marine for the last 5 years....."

 Cut to today... the professor asks if any of us have any experience with philosophy. Of course Chesty over there was the first one to pipe up with this gem, "I took a class on Killosophy."

My immediate thought was simply, Fuck.

  There are so many days left in the semester. Damn it.
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Sounds like a fucking tool bag.  Grab him after class and tell him to quick being a fucking retard.  He's probably a fucking water dog
Link Posted: 8/29/2013 7:28:22 AM EDT
I'll just introduce myself to him as a Doctor in Pogology with a Masters in War Stories.

 Or maybe everytime he says something Marine Corps related, I'll just yell out, "GIVE EM ONE."
Link Posted: 8/29/2013 7:29:14 AM EDT
I am honest if people ask me questions about my service since I don't give a fuck. But, I don't volunteer dumb shit like that. Sometimes If the topic is related to Afghanistan/Middle East/Warefare I'll volunteer my opinion/views. Besides that I am quiet unless I know someone in my class.
Link Posted: 8/29/2013 7:31:22 AM EDT
Do the Marines really have a class on Killology?    


We didn't have that in the Army.  
Link Posted: 8/29/2013 7:33:02 AM EDT
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No. He's just trying to get people to thank him for his service.
Link Posted: 8/29/2013 7:38:26 AM EDT
I feel your pain, OP. Had one in my class last semester who was also a former Marine and supposedly worked for Blackwater during OIF.
Link Posted: 8/29/2013 7:41:16 AM EDT
As a young math nerd hired to be a TA for freshman math courses starting my sophomore year, I got a different perspective on various demographics of students, their study habits, grade distributions and general attitudes.



In my experience, former military students on the GI bill were my favorite students to work with. For the most part, their grades were good. If they did fuck up a test, they did not come and bitch about their grade. They did frequently ask questions about why I graded the way I did, and for advice on how to study, and/or approach problems. The average 18 year old student would merely come into bitch about how much I sucked, argue with me, and in general not take responsibility for their performance. The military guys were easy going, no bull shit people.



Based on what you said, I'm going to guess that guy is a poser.
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No. He's just trying to get people to thank him for his service.
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Originally Posted By BillofRights:

Do the Marines really have a class on Killology?    





We didn't have that in the Army.  




No. He's just trying to get people to thank him for his service.


Drop your sarcasm meter or does it just recalibrating?



 
Link Posted: 8/29/2013 7:45:14 AM EDT
The more they bark, they less they are.......pull him aside and straighten him out.
Link Posted: 8/29/2013 7:48:53 AM EDT
Who were you with active duty?  2/4 Wpns '01-'05
Link Posted: 8/29/2013 7:51:36 AM EDT
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Funny, this was just on a friend's facebook feed...

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TRUTH
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3/3 wpns. 04-08 2/8 wpns. 10-12
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3/3 wpns. 04-08 2/8 wpns. 10-12
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Who were you with active duty? 2/4 Wpns '01-'05


3/3 wpns. 04-08 2/8 wpns. 10-12


3/3 wpns...  Ever know a dude named Berquist?
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Drop your sarcasm meter or does it just recalibrating?
 
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Originally Posted By joshdb50:
Originally Posted By BillofRights:
Do the Marines really have a class on Killology?    


We didn't have that in the Army.  


No. He's just trying to get people to thank him for his service.

Drop your sarcasm meter or does it just recalibrating?
 



Aiming point this instrument!
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3/3 wpns. 04-08 2/8 wpns. 10-12
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Who were you with active duty?  2/4 Wpns '01-'05

3/3 wpns. 04-08 2/8 wpns. 10-12




Call him out as a dumb boot in front of everybody.
Link Posted: 8/29/2013 8:09:03 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/29/2013 8:16:13 AM EDT
I feel your pain...I'm lucky, only 1 class with anther vet, and he seems to be squared away.

But I still feel like a dirty old sailor, what with the large number of young hotties in my classes...
Link Posted: 8/29/2013 8:17:51 AM EDT
My buddy goes to school in North Carolina (I go to school in Ohio) and he just saw a guy wearing a hat with an ISAF patch attached to it.
Link Posted: 8/29/2013 8:27:25 AM EDT
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I've heard one veteran say he has certifications in Applied Violence and Applied Violence Project Management.
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I've heard one veteran say he has certifications in Applied Violence and Applied Violence Project Management.
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Originally Posted By BillofRights:
Do the Marines really have a class on Killology?    


We didn't have that in the Army.  


I've heard one veteran say he has certifications in Applied Violence and Applied Violence Project Management.


lol, i hate those kind of guys
Link Posted: 8/29/2013 8:32:40 AM EDT
I do the same thing op, i don't bring it up in class.
Link Posted: 8/29/2013 8:36:28 AM EDT
No one ever asked me and I never told anyone. I still have no idea how the guys at work found out I was in and I've worked there for nine years.
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3/3 wpns. 04-08 2/8 wpns. 10-12
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Originally Posted By jmb_nova:

Who were you with active duty?  2/4 Wpns '01-'05


3/3 wpns. 04-08 2/8 wpns. 10-12
No shit? I was with 2/8 wpns from 2006-2010

 
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No shit? I was with 2/8 wpns from 2006-2010  
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Originally Posted By joshdb50:


Originally Posted By jmb_nova:

Who were you with active duty?  2/4 Wpns '01-'05


3/3 wpns. 04-08 2/8 wpns. 10-12
No shit? I was with 2/8 wpns from 2006-2010  
Awe, that's sweet.  Now you two lovebirds go find some terrorist shitbags to kill.  



 
Link Posted: 8/29/2013 8:45:26 AM EDT
I don't volunteer info about my service.  I just don't like the attention.
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Originally Posted By BillofRights:
Do the Marines really have a class on Killology?    


We didn't have that in the Army.  


I've heard one veteran say he has certifications in Applied Violence and Applied Violence Project Management.



yeah, i laughed
Link Posted: 8/29/2013 9:01:00 AM EDT
Had a guy in a couple of my classes that was a Ranger and pretty obviously just gotten out. Dude didn't say much of anything. Talked to him a couple of times and he was a nice dude, but I'm sure he appreciated not being asked stuff like "how many people did you kill"; "did you see any of your buddies die" and all that crap. Just shot the shit with him, but he was stone-cold in the face and voice.
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lol, i hate those kind of guys
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Originally Posted By crurifragium:
Originally Posted By BillofRights:
Do the Marines really have a class on Killology?    


We didn't have that in the Army.  


I've heard one veteran say he has certifications in Applied Violence and Applied Violence Project Management.


lol, i hate those kind of guys


why? I am certified in "Igneous Disposal of Excreta" as well as a certified level 4 "Sanitation Technician" but sometimes my job is just so cool I have to brag.
Link Posted: 8/29/2013 9:13:56 AM EDT
Interesting.

Present perfect case, implying he is still in.

Reservist?

What kind of units are in your AO?
Link Posted: 8/29/2013 9:22:58 AM EDT
Place a sticker on his back as you gratuitously pat it, thanking him for his exemplary service.  Use creativity in the content of that sticker, like maybe something in Arabic.
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Name sounds familiar. What years was he there?
Link Posted: 8/30/2013 8:47:52 AM EDT
I go to school and have two guys in one class that are vets. One was an Engineer, and the other is a Marine. It's ok, I already forgave him, and he's pretty cool. We three pretty much run the class. We're the only ones that participate in class discussions, etc. The professor already told me this would be a long symester for him if we hadn't been in there. Luckily, we're all squared away and I've yet to meet any tools or posers.
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One of my teachers is a former green side Corpsman that did SARC shit I guess.



Every other vet is some air force turd.

Link Posted: 8/30/2013 8:51:31 AM EDT
I dated a vet student for a while after college.  I had to end things when she told me she had "fixed" her cat.  I don't date girls who castrate things, sorry.  
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I dated a vet student for a while after college.  I had to end things when she told me she had "fixed" her cat.  I don't date girls who castrate things, sorry.  
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You can't be serious... I wish I could afford to get my cat fixed right now.
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Originally Posted By joshdb50:
Originally Posted By BillofRights:
Do the Marines really have a class on Killology?    


We didn't have that in the Army.  


No. He's just trying to get people to thank him for his service.

Drop your sarcasm meter or does it just recalibrating?
 


In the army we have Genocideology.
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Originally Posted By joshdb50:
Okay, for those of you that don't know me I spent 8 years in the Marines as an 0341 as well as a 2 year stint as a combat instructor at the School of Infantry (West) with Infantry Training Battalion.
  When I started taking college courses I kept that to myself during all the "ice breaker" sessions at the start of each semester. Well the other day in my philosophy class (it was that or something musicy as an elective for my paramedic certification) this guy goes to introduce himself to the class. He says, "Hi I'm REDACTED, and I've been a Marine for the last 5 years....."

 Cut to today... the professor asks if any of us have any experience with philosophy. Of course Chesty over there was the first one to pipe up with this gem, "I took a class on Killosophy."

My immediate thought was simply, Fuck.

  There are so many days left in the semester. Damn it.
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I have lived this many many times in many many situations.  I never understood that whole mentality, and it always comes off to me like someone who has a massive inferiority complex and is dramatically overcompensating.  Provided the guy is legit (and god knows he probably is) I think you'd be well within your rights to take him aside and tell him to chill, he's giving all of us Marines a bad rep.  Tell him if he wants to re-integrate into civilian society, today might be a pretty fucking grand opportunity to start.

ETA: I don't have an issue with him self identifying as a Marine.  Pride is fine.  But if he thinks he's gonna be able to rely on that card for the rest of his life, better to learn now.  And kudos to you for choosing to be a silent professional.

Me, I'm eternally proud of my service, but chose to never actively advertise it.  Never even had a love me wall at work until a year ago, when my business partner pretty much twisted my arm into bringing it to work instead of hanging in my basement office.  I just never felt the need to constantly remind everyone, ya know?  I know what I did, that should be enough.
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Such a rare event that its a nonissue. Remember, if they could get into college in the first place they wouldn't have joined the military.
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  Such a rare event that its a nonissue. Remember, if they could get into college in the first place they wouldn't have joined the military.
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Originally Posted By Dude327:
I don't agree with allowing the .mil to reintigrate with society after they get out, especially not in our schools. They're dangerous.

  Such a rare event that its a nonissue. Remember, if they could get into college in the first place they wouldn't have joined the military.



Ahh, good point.
Link Posted: 8/30/2013 10:46:15 AM EDT
Small world... I was 2/8 Golf 2003-2004
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  Such a rare event that its a nonissue. Remember, if they could get into college in the first place they wouldn't have joined the military.
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Originally Posted By Dude327:
I don't agree with allowing the .mil to reintigrate with society after they get out, especially not in our schools. They're dangerous.

  Such a rare event that its a nonissue. Remember, if they could get into college in the first place they wouldn't have joined the military.


I think they should hire former military to forcibly keep former military out of the schools.  Win/win.
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