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Hi,
   I don't know if you even remember talking to me about the Marine Corps, but I asked you a few questions about a year ago and you answered them for me.  Just to keep you updated, I just enlisted in the Marine Corps active duty for four years.  I go to Parris Island September 8, I still have to graduate high school and turn 18.  My MOS will probably be data systems (hopefully I'll be able to be a small systems specialist).  Thanks for your help earlier.  Semper Fi.
                            -Darcy-
 


Congratulations. I am glad to hear that you enlisted and let me tell you, there will be times when you think it was the worst decision you ever made (probably about the 5th second at bootcamp!) But please do not get discouraged. Memorize and remember what I am about to say when you feel that way:

The lowest moment in the Marine Corps is not as low as the highest moment is high.

You will have to take my word for it but you will someday realize that that is true. I have been through bootcamp, NCO School, the Persian Gulf War, Officers' Candidate School, and The Basic School, all of which had their share of less-than-wonderful moments but they cannot even touch the high I get from just being able to say "I am a Marine."

In the meantime, pick up two books and read them cover to cover. The first one is called "Marine" by Tom Clancy and the other is called "Making the Corps" by Thomas E. Ricks. They will be great background knowledge prior to going to bootcamp.

If I can do anything else, let me know. Good luck, Semper Fi and God Bless.

-- Lt Grose

Email -- jdgrose115@polyglut.net
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