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Posted: 12/17/2005 12:42:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/19/2005 3:15:37 AM EDT by Daniel76]
I liked the idea from the Aggie thread...so who here is a Jarhead?

USMC 78-2003!

Dan
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 5:12:31 PM EDT
USMC 1975-79
USMCR 1979-80
USMC 1980-1984
TXARNG 1984-93
COARNG 1993-94
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 8:18:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/17/2005 8:21:03 PM EDT by GETSUM]
SEMPER FI - DEVIL DOG

Thee are a few of us in here.
Good to meet you.

KILL KILL - BLOOD MAKES THE GRASS GROW

"Get in my SAND BOX you maggots"


DAN where do you live ?

Dallas for me


0311 , 0321 and still have my Mountain Ruck in the garage ready to go.



Link Posted: 12/17/2005 10:31:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/17/2005 10:32:14 PM EDT by freeflow]
Kill
USMC 95 - 03
USMCR 03 - 05
USMC 05 - ?
MOS 1371 7212 8531
Ft.Worth TX
Later Adam
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 4:39:05 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/18/2005 4:42:13 AM EDT by Daniel76]

Originally Posted By GETSUM:
SEMPER FI - DEVIL DOG

Thee are a few of us in here.
Good to meet you.

KILL KILL - BLOOD MAKES THE GRASS GROW

"Get in my SAND BOX you maggots"

DAN where do you live ?

Dallas for me

0311 , 0321 and still have my Mountain Ruck in the garage ready to go.





GETSUM,
I live in Houston...retired in Nov'03. Started out as an 0311 (1/5), went back to college and came back in for 20 more as an 0302 (1/3, 3rd Marines, 4th Marines, 9th Marines, 3/2, 2/2)...still have a full ruck (although I use most of it for hunting deer now with my older son...)

SF/Dan
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 5:46:07 AM EDT
'84-'99
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 11:20:32 AM EDT
USMC 78-81
USMCR 81-83

2111 Infantry Weapons Repairman. hug.gif
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 12:58:24 PM EDT
The Gunny --

You in the DALLAS area ?????

i have a brother with n AR that has failure to extract issues.

You still "deal with/work on" those ars ???????

SEMPER FI Bros.

Link Posted: 12/18/2005 12:59:46 PM EDT
DANIEL76

A MUSTANG - Nice.

I had an old Major that was a MUSTANG. He was one great guy.
Worked us hard, but took care of us well.


Link Posted: 12/18/2005 5:14:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GETSUM:
The Gunny --

You in the DALLAS area ?????

i have a brother with n AR that has failure to extract issues.

You still "deal with/work on" those ars ???????

SEMPER FI Bros.




No, I live in the Houston Area.

You might try a few things. Check for burrs or corrosion in the chamber
Weak Extractor Spring
Chipped extractor lip.
If it only does it occasionally Fulton Armory sells this little rubber doughnut that goes under the extractor spring. Seen that cure extraction problems in a lot of AR's.

Hope that helps!
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 6:09:29 PM EDT
USMC 1972-1976

6211
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 7:26:54 PM EDT
greetings DevilDogs...

1995-2001

" no such thing as an Ex-Marine"....

Link Posted: 12/19/2005 3:22:03 AM EDT
Good to see all these devil dogs here...post some pics of yo0urself if ya got'em. I was going through a bunch of old photos and just happened to find a pic of me from my boot camp book on Qual day in 1978 at Edson range. I also found one from 15 years later on my last official qual with the M-16 at the Camp Schwab range in Okinawa. Gotta love those old birth control glasses!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v318/Daniel76/BootcampQual.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v318/Daniel76/RifleRangeOkiJAApr93.jpg
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 3:19:40 PM EDT
Not to speak for anyone else here, but I bet a guy named Jarhead_22 is one. He ain't in Texas no more, but I know his loved one still is.

TXL
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 5:29:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/20/2005 5:33:11 PM EDT by GETSUM]
OORAH





LAS FLORES area at Camp PEN and at Range
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 12:49:28 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/21/2005 12:56:23 AM EDT by tugboat]
USMC Jan 6, 1972 ---> Jan 6, 1976

Boot - San Diego
CSS - Quantico, Va
MCSD - Phila, Pa
1st Marine Airwing 6th FASC Iwakuni, Japan
MCSD - Phila, Pa




edited to add: you guys ROCK. I look back and wish I had reenlisted... I was an E5 with 14 months in grade. They offered E6 and a nice cash bonus + pick of duty. geez, that is one of those look back and say "aw shit" about decisions you could have made differently. I would have re-up'd with a combat MOS if I could do it over.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 3:28:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/22/2005 3:48:28 AM EDT by Daniel76]
Tugboat,
I almost reupped...I was a corporal back in the day when you could reenlist for rank. I was going to reup for Sgt and ship back over with 1/5...I really wanted to be a college boy though and I knew if I didn't go then, I would never go. There were days as an an officer I used to look at my enlisted Marines and wish I was back in their boots...


SF/Dan
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 6:33:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/21/2005 6:36:54 PM EDT by freeflow]
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 6:58:00 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 9:25:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRedGoat:
I have a friend, locally, that is a MArine.

Word to the wise: Never offer a MArine free food or drink. They will not leave until it is all gone. Sometimes, days will pass, and the Marine will jsut be sleeping peacefully on your couch, waiting for the next meal.

They are like puppies.

TRG



Yees - but remember when he is sleeping -- LET A SLEEPING DOG LIE.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 9:26:29 PM EDT
FREEFLOW

Semper Fi my friend - a Marine from the current generation.
Funny saying that - but crap I have been out 10 years now - wow .... wild to even say or think that - 10 years wow..........

Where you at right now ??

Dallas area ?????
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 3:44:53 AM EDT
Originally Posted By freeflow:
pic's of my sapper team... OIF III

Awesome pic freeflow...boy do I remember days riding around in the back of an AAV. Are you an engineer? I almost became an engineer when I first enlisted...it was the only other MOS choice at the time. I always did like blowing stuff up...

Redgoat: I think Lee Ermey left a line out of Full Metal Jacket when he said that..."God has a hard on for Marines, because we KILL everything we see...I think it should have been "we kill and EAT everything we see"...


Dan
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 4:59:02 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRedGoat:
I have a friend, locally, that is a MArine.

Word to the wise: Never offer a MArine free food or drink. They will not leave until it is all gone. Sometimes, days will pass, and the Marine will jsut be sleeping peacefully on your couch, waiting for the next meal.

They are like puppies.

TRG



It's not just the local ones that do that... And speaking of free food and drink, it 'tis the season...
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 5:18:42 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/22/2005 5:19:46 AM EDT by freeflow]
RECON D I'm with MWSS-473 Det B C.E @ NAS / Ft.Worth and live in south Ft.Worth.


Daniel76 Yes I’m a Engineer the best job in the corps... Well a being a DI for a female platoon would be the BEST...

Me and my PSS-12 Engineers UP!

i29.photobucket.com/albums/c255/freeflowar/hot%20days/DSC00462.jpg
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 7:52:00 AM EDT
i remember riding in the back of those things too.

I hated it.
It sucked--- was loud, rough, and smelled like DESIEL unless you could open the top.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 10:07:46 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/22/2005 10:13:32 AM EDT by Marine2f2]
Spent 4 years in the Corps...........2000-2004

00-02 2nd FAST Company, Yorktown Naval Weapons Station, Yorktown Virginia
02-04 1st Bn 3rd Marines, MCB Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii

Had a blast, and actually though about reupping, but instead I got married and started college. I guess I just figured the Marine Corps wasn't a very ideal place to try and be Married or get my bachelors degree.



Semper Fi my brothers



Marine2f2
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 12:54:46 PM EDT
MARINE 2f2 YOU ARE EXACTLY right - especially ina line unit.

Hard oto have a wife and baby and go to classes if you are in the field and sleeping in a quonsit hut with 50 men.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 3:33:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/23/2005 2:18:01 PM EDT by Daniel76]
Originally Posted By Marine2f2:
Spent 4 years in the Corps...........2000-2004

00-02 2nd FAST Company, Yorktown Naval Weapons Station, Yorktown Virginia
02-04 1st Bn 3rd Marines, MCB Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii

Had a blast, and actually though about reupping, but instead I got married and started college. I guess I just figured the Marine Corps wasn't a very ideal place to try and be Married or get my bachelors degree '...


2f2,
1/3 was my first unit as a lieutenant...spent 4 years in K-Bay (84-88...actually only about two years 'cause I went on 2 WESTPACs outta there so I was gone as much as I was home...)

Good 'ol K-Bay. What a great place to be stationed...met my wife in Hawaii...the rest is history. Good luck on your bachelors...put it to use and go back in as an LT...you won't regret it.

SF/Dan
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 4:13:36 PM EDT
Tried to enlist in '83, smoked the ASVAB, went to physical and the Navy Doc PDQ'd me due to "birth defects" [bad legs]. He asked, "what about the AF or CG?", to which I replied, "nope, USMC only"; he said, "good-bye, son; you'll never make it through boot camp". I guess that makes me an official couch-commando.

Godspeed to y'all, and all of our soldiers.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 7:52:30 PM EDT
USMCR 1980-1982
USMC 1982-1989

2531

4th RECON - San Antonio
Delta 2/11 - Las Pulgas, Camp Pendleton
1st Anglico - Camp Delmar, Camp Pendleton
Ground Defense Force, Gitmo
1st Anglico - Camp Delmar, Camp Pendleton
9th Comm - Mainside, Camp Pendleton

Yeehaa
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 10:36:45 PM EDT
I'll be visiting Weatherford in Feb to see the out-laws as we PCS to Lejeune.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 7:42:58 AM EDT
1st Marine Division 97-05

Semper Fi
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 2:52:56 PM EDT
Daniel76,


I am giving serious thought to coming back as an officer. I loved the Corps and miss it everyday. Now that my wife and I have been married for awhile, I think I might miss it so much that I am going to try to get my commision once I graduate.

Thank for the advice


Marine2f2
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 3:34:57 PM EDT
I spent 8 years in the Marine Corps got out and joined the Texas Army National Guard and began college at the same time. What a shock that was. The Guard has come a long way since then and I was a Headquarters 49thAD. I couldn't believe the way enlisted talked and acted towards Officers. I began OCS shortly after. Another Boot Camp, what great fun that was.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 8:38:50 PM EDT
88-00
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 4:06:24 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/24/2005 4:11:29 AM EDT by Daniel76]
...you know it's funny, but I can't drive a mile down the road in Houston without seeing a Marine sticker on the back of a car. Seems like half of Houston must have been in the Marines at one time or another...either that or the recruiters are passing out stickers to everyone they see!

These are just the Texas Marines that have seen this thread...imagine how many are hangin' on the board who don't even know we're over here jibba jabbin' amongst ourselves.

2f2...if you ever get serious about being an officer and have any questions let me know...I've seen it from both sides of the fence.

SF/LtCol Dan, U.S. Marines (ret)
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 11:41:21 AM EDT
Signed up in 1973, went active in 1974 and retired in 1996. I work as a DoD civilian now and still work with a lot of Devil Dogs. Lots of good experiences.

I was in K-Bay from 1975 to 1978.

Jim
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 7:51:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/24/2005 7:53:22 PM EDT by GETSUM]

Originally Posted By terrydavis:

Another Boot Camp, what great fun that was.



Yeah but fill us in --
How was it compared to MC bootcamp ???
I am really interested in finding that info out. !!!!!!!
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 9:49:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/24/2005 9:50:42 PM EDT by IndOperator1]
Not a Marine, but thanks for serving! We all owe you a debt of gratitude! Thank you for protecting what is ours. Die for it! MarineF2F...thanks!

IO1
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 2:36:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GETSUM:

Originally Posted By terrydavis:

Another Boot Camp, what great fun that was.



Yeah but fill us in --
How was it compared to MC bootcamp ???
I am really interested in finding that info out. !!!!!!!



In its own way it was just as hard. Yes, this was the TXARNG, but the program was broken up into an initial two weeks, one weekend per month for a year, then a final two weeks. It was not as hard as MC Boot Camp, but I had completed MC Boot Camp 10 years earlier. I was attending UT at Austin at the time. I especially dreaded go to the weekends. It was something like jumping into and ice cold pool of water getting out, getting warm and sleeping and being thrown back in, over and over. And, of course we had homework assignment inbetween.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 5:17:43 PM EDT

TERRY DAVIS ---I had completed MC Boot Camp 10 years earlier. I was attending UT at Austin at the time..


WOW - Sounds like my exact senario for bootcamp and UT AUSTIN


OUTSTANDING-- A DEVIL DOG and a LONGHORN

That makes 2 of us here.

You in Dallas ????

Having a bunch of people over for the game on the 4th - any fellow LONGHORN/DEVIL DOG is welcom


OORAH & HOOK EM
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 5:31:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/25/2005 5:33:31 PM EDT by terrydavis]

Originally Posted By GETSUM:

TERRY DAVIS ---I had completed MC Boot Camp 10 years earlier. I was attending UT at Austin at the time..


WOW - Sounds like my exact senario for bootcamp and UT AUSTIN


OUTSTANDING-- A DEVIL DOG and a LONGHORN

That makes 2 of us here.

You in Dallas ????

Having a bunch of people over for the game on the 4th - any fellow LONGHORN/DEVIL DOG is welcom


OORAH & HOOK EM



I'm in Austin, thanks for the invite.

Semper Fi.
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 6:53:23 PM EDT
How can you forget DOC?

3d FSSG
3d MARDIV

Semper Fi,

DOC
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 3:53:52 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/30/2005 3:57:48 AM EDT by latrodectus]
Oohrah

HMPO1 yes navy, but I walked where all MARINES walked when I was Doc at the time.

1971- 1993

one vietcong markmanship award retired after first round in the Iraqi sandbox
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 11:37:14 AM EDT
'95 - '02
2512, 2513, 5811, 6256

Now enjoying the cush life as an AF reserve
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 4:33:23 AM EDT
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