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Posted: 7/4/2012 8:57:52 AM EDT

It's been a week since my father's death and since it is the 4th of July, I think I should explain why I love the Marine Corps.

Earlier this year, a Marine came to live here. He seemed like a good guy so I was one of the folks who welcomed him to our range.  I lent him a rifle and gave him some ammo and he came over one day for a barbecue.

Anyway after my father died, my new friend sent me a text.  He asked me what he could do to help.  I asked him if he would pick me up in Edmonton at the airport.

I could not find any flights back to Fort McMurray because they were all sold out and the one remaining flight to Edmonton arrived late at night.

So my friend drove 300 miles to Edmonton and he met me at the airport at 11 pm.  Then he drove me back to Fort McMurray and we arrived at 4 am the next morning.

I also knew that the Marine Corps was a special brotherhood; however, until my friendship with this Marine,  I never fully understood the extent to which Marines are motivated by personal honor. When they say, "semper fidelis" or always faithful, they mean it.  They literally live and breathe this sacred oath.

I lost a father, but I gained a brother.
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Link Posted: 7/4/2012 9:04:04 AM EDT
Semper fi.

Most Marines I know are stand up fellas.
Link Posted: 7/4/2012 9:11:05 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 7/4/2012 11:24:44 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 7/4/2012 11:26:47 AM EDT



I had my SLR106-47 making hits out to 100 meters last Sunday.  I think it would make an excellent truck gun.  No jams yet and I am approching 500 rounds.  One of my favorite AKs to shoot.



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