Not a Marine

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    Just passin' thru this site for a few months. Like to walk on slippery rocks (politics, that is) like the rest of you. Been RV'ing for the last 14 months. Back in Vegas to unload the 'sticks n' bricks' so I can hit the road again. Fortunate or unfortunate, whatever the case may be, to find the old 'puter still works.

    Anyways, Hello to most.......

    Jus' a few facts: (Age 56, retired therapist, Rutger's grad that escaped the ivy league school propeller-head education)
     
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    Thanks, I feel better already.
     
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    Why NOT a Marine????
     
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    Grew up on military bases. Dad (happy fathers' day Dad, where-ever one ends up in the afterlife) was an Air Force semi-lifer, 22 years.
    Vietnam was the deciding factor in his retirement. After serving in WWII and the Korean War, the Air Force wanted to send him into Southeast Asia as an advisor for one year, without the family of course. The Vietnam war hadn't ramped up yet but American advisors' at that time were already being killed in their barracks. His main consideration was not being afraid of dy'in (obviously, cause he went thru two wars already), but my mom and having four kids was his main consideration.
    He was also politically dead set against military involvement in Vietnam at that early juncture. So, when I turned of age for service, Vietnam was still going on, he waved me off from enlisting in the early '70's, and selective service never got to my # to draft me.
     
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    And that is bad? Vietnam war has been over for us since 72, 38 years ago.
     
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    Never said it was bad. That's just what happened in my early life as to why I never ended up in the military, not a Marine.
     
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    Not a soldier, sailor or airman either? Or are you admitting the Marines are the best so since you never joined you want to indicate the best? )
     

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