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Thanksgiving with the Marines

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by 635 G, Nov 26, 2010.

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  1. 635 G

    635 G Well-Known Member

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    Well, we had the pleasure &
    the privilege of spending Thanksgiving with 4 young Marines from Camp LeJeune.

    One was a Mexican. One was from Amador Ca,, One was from Oregon & the other was from Detroit.
    The lad from Mexico had never experienced an American Thanksgiving. He will become a U.S. citizen on his 21st birthday.

    I was really moved that they all had on thing in common, poverty. I personally feel its a crying shame that some people of a certain economic strata will never had to make the choices these young Marines had to.

    Even though , I'm USNR retired. I honestly feel the presures of an all volunteer military have to be offset by reinstituting the draft,

    Again= I told them to keep safe in their upcoming ,deployment. And gave they a case of CLP for their weapons maintenance.

    Phil Berkowitz ICC(SS)--USNR Ret.
     
  2. g7777777

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    Good for you and for them

    The military has always been a socially mobilizing force in our country.

    Having said that -- I do think we need mandatory service- either military or america corps or something- no deferments- military get better benefits but everyone serves

    2 years active duty- and 6 more subject to recall till age 65

    regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
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