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A Farmer's kid's time in the US Marine Corps.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2007 8:01 am    Post subject: A Farmer's kid's time in the US Marine Corps. Reply with quote

LETTER FROM A FARM KID,
(NOW AT SAN DIEGO MARINE CORPS RECRUIT TRAINING)
Letter from a farm kid soldier

Dear Ma and Pa,

I am well. Hope you are. Tell Brother Walt and Brother Elmer the Marine Corps beats working for old man Minch by a mile. Tell them tojoin up quick before all of the places are filled.

I was restless at first because you got to stay in bed till nearly 6 a.m. but I am getting so I like to sleep late. Tell Walt and Elmer all you do before breakfast is smooth your cot, and shine some things. No hogs to slop, feed to pitch, mash to mix, wood to split, fire to lay.
Practically nothing.

Men got to shave but it is not so bad, there's warm water. Breakfast is strong on trimmings like fruit juice, cereal, eggs, bacon, etc.,but kind of weak on chops, potatoes, ham, steak, fried eggplant, pie and other regular food, but tell Walt and Elmer you can always sit by the two city boys that live on coffee. Their food plus yours holds you until noon when you get fed again. It's no wonder these city boys can't walk much.

We go on "route marches," which the platoon sergeant says are long walks to harden us. If he thinks so, it's not my place to tell him different.
A "route march" is about as far as to our mailbox at home. Then the city guys get sore feet and we all ride back in trucks.

The country is nice but awful flat The sergeant is like a school teacher. He nags a lot. The Captain is like the school board. Majors and colonels just ride around and frown. They don't bother you none.

This next will kill Walt and Elmer with laughing. I keep getting medals for shooting. I don't know why. The bulls-eye is near as big as a chipmunk head and don't move, and it ain't shooting at you like the Higgett boys at home. All you got to do is lie there all comfortable and hit it. You don't even load your own cartridges. They come in boxes.

Then we have what they call hand-to-hand combat training. You get to wrestle with them city boys. I have to be real careful though, they break real easy. It ain't like fighting with that ole bull at home I'm about the best they got in this except for that Tug Jordan from over in Silver Lake. I only beat him once. He joined up the same time as me, but I'm only 5'6" and 130 pounds and he's 6'8" and near 300 pounds dry.

Be sure to tell Walt and Elmer to hurry and join before other fellers get onto this setup and come stampeding in.


Your loving daughter,
Alice

Haha

Dimitri

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 11:23 pm    Post subject: Re: A Farmer's kid's time in the US Marine Corps. Reply with quote

thats a fine sounding job description.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 12:27 am    Post subject: Re: A Farmer's kid's time in the US Marine Corps. Reply with quote

Your not KIWI by any chance Dimitri
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 10:46 am    Post subject: Re: A Farmer's kid's time in the US Marine Corps. Reply with quote

Nope, never even been to that part of the world. Laughing

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 11:59 am    Post subject: Re: A Farmer's kid's time in the US Marine Corps. Reply with quote

D you forgot to add that majic word on the end of you statement.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 7:05 pm    Post subject: Re: A Farmer's kid's time in the US Marine Corps. Reply with quote

Heh one day perhaps. There are a few countries in your general area I'd like to visit, including yours. But depends on how life goes.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 7:06 am    Post subject: Re: A Farmer's kid's time in the US Marine Corps. Reply with quote

My son reports to OCC at Quantico in June. We'll see what he says about it...

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 6:34 pm    Post subject: Re: A Farmer's kid's time in the US Marine Corps. Reply with quote

Best of luck to him. Im sure your a proud dad.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 8:16 pm    Post subject: Re: A Farmer's kid's time in the US Marine Corps. Reply with quote

Wish him luck DD...although I doubt that he'll need it. Be good to see him carrying the Sword of Honour at the end of the course mate.

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