Life in the Corps? - Page 2




 
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January 26th, 2005  
rotc boy
 
 
you know those people that just dont want to be there but are there because they have to for some reason. sounds like your cousin, and you will always meet people like that, no matter if its dealing with the military or a sport, anything that involves people you will have some ******* saying "this sucks, i cant wait to get outta here"
January 26th, 2005  
Sooners1
 
 
This is a touchy subject. Yes infantry life is no picnic, but it sounds like your cousin has major issues with his command and the people he is with. He is the only person that I know of that would have the nads to say that Marines are "slow, clunky, and use no tactics in combat". Also, I dont think he would say that to any of them. I know several people that are in Iraq now and have been on several missions and have done several things, not a one of them would change anything that they are doin. Your cousin is mad at someone for some reason and is tellin you half truths about things. I have said this several times to several people, the military, not just the Marine Corps, is all how you make it. I knew guys that fell into depression over one thing or another and could not come out of that and they ended up miserable and hated every second.
January 28th, 2005  
Lil Hulk 1988
 
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Originally Posted by 03USMC
Sounds like sour grapes. I spent 12 years as an 03 and never once burned sh**ters, sounds like your boy is reading alot of blood and thunder books.

You get out of it what you put into. Infantry is not an easy life. But I found rewarding and fun.
I actually pulled mess duty....once....on mids, it was a great break

back to the subject:

It really sounds like the sour grapes, I really enjoyed my time both in the Corps and in the ARMYNG, even thinking now about taking a commission. It is what you make of it, nothing more. I loved the challenge and if you have the right mind set, it is a great life. I spent most of my active service in constant travel mode, but it did not matter. Just research everything before you make your decision.
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January 28th, 2005  
03USMC
 
 
Only Once Hulk Man I got nailed as a PFC, as A Lcpl and then ended up pullin 30 days checkin meal cards as Cpl.
January 28th, 2005  
Lil Hulk 1988
 
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Originally Posted by 03USMC
Only Once Hulk Man I got nailed as a PFC, as A Lcpl and then ended up pullin 30 days checkin meal cards as Cpl.
Had to be at the same duty station more than friggin 6 months...

Now I did paint rocks at Geiger awaiting a school slot, that was fun, but yes ONLY one mess duty!!! I got lucky.

Did you get the extended stay at Team Spirit '88? Ended up there for a year between Pusan, Yeachon, Osan and Taegu. I love KimChee....
January 28th, 2005  
03USMC
 
 
You Da Man
January 28th, 2005  
Lil Hulk 1988
 
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Originally Posted by 03USMC
You Da Man
No just lucky, the stay in Korea was a little nasty, mostly field work.
January 28th, 2005  
Judas
 
Thnks for all ur help,

I just found out recently that my cousins father linked up with the recruiter and forced him in and my cousin resents him for it... I'm not sure what my uncle told my cousin, but my uncle had the recruiter tell my cousin that backing out of DEP would cost him 3 months jail time, $30,000, and a Dishonerable Discharge

I think I might be just fine, since I'm not really wanting to back out