Comming home
Cpl. Colton Duran, an aircraft mechanic for the EA-6B Prowler with
Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 2, hugs his wife Cathia
during a return ceremony at the squadron’s hangar aboard Marine Corps
Air Station Cherry Point, N.C. More than 100 Marines with the squadron
returned from a six-month deployment to Afghanistan Oct 2.
(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Stephen T. Stewart)

Training in the
best gun club in the world (Marine Corps) is nothing to laugh at. Simply
considering joining the Marine Corps is honorable, completing boot camp and
earning the Eagle Globe  & Anchor, is
life changing. Many recruits never finish boot camp and will never have the
title Marine. If it was easy, everyone would be a Marine.

 

After years of
training and hard work, the nation calls on its Marines to go forward into harm’s
way and place themselves smack in the middle of evil. Many times its heard evil
saying. “crap, they sent Marines”. You don’t get that reaction from being a
coward or soft. You get it from 236 years of kicking ass.

Many young
Americans go forward, nervous and ready all at the same time. They get put in
the shittiest places, deal with the worst enemy and come out every time like
heroes. Many people say they can spot a Marine in a crowed by the way they
walk. Perhaps it’s the way they walk, perhaps it’s their pride, perhaps it’s
that they have paid the price, gone to war and would gladly do it again for a
very small pay check. Many people wonder what it feels like to be a Marine.
Well if you look at the picture above, that’s what it feels like to come home
as a Marine and we don’t do it for pay checks. To actually feel what it’s like
to be a Marine. Well that’s something different all together.

 

Semper Fidelis
to Marines around the world

Time for a CGar

 

Comments

  1. Last night in the barracks before graduation. Senior Drill Instructor, “COUNT OFF!” One, two, three, and around the squad bay it goes, to the last man. His reply, “SIR, THE COUNT ON DECK IS, 41, HIGHLY MOTIVATED, TRULY DEDICATED, ROMPING, STOMPING, ASS KICKING UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS RECRUITS SIR!” His reply? “Not after tomorrow”. Forever changed. Semper Fi.

  2. One of my old squadrons! (It was VMAQ-2 during my stay.) Thanks Major. B’s dad.
    ps…Speaking of “The Look”, at church last week I saw a young man who had I thought might have the possibility of attaining The Look (I’m always looking for prospects). We were introduced and believe it or not he IS a Marine. He is a reservists with 2 Afg delpoyments under his belt. I would have bet my last buck that he was a HS senior. I’m slipping. I guess that means I’m just getting old.

  3. Her face says it all. And I have tears in my eyes. Nothing like a marine, soldier etc being gone to sort priorities really quick.

  4. Mike P, On the morning of our graduation, it went like this in the squad bay:
    “THE COUNT ON DECK IS FORTY FIVE UNITED STATES MARINES, SERGEANT!”
    “WHY COULDN’T YOU LITTLE BASTARDS HAVE BEEN THAT MOTIVATED TWELVE WEEKS AGO?”
    “BECAUSE WE WAS *NASTY*, SERGEANT!”
    “I’ll buy that. GET DRESSED!”

  5. the nation calls on its Marines to go forward into harm’s way and place themselves smack in the middle of evil. Many times its heard evil saying. “crap, they sent Marines”. You don’t get that reaction from being a coward or soft. You get it from 236 years of kicking ass.

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