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Happy Birthday Jarheads

Postby Grayghost » Sun Nov 13, 2011 10:24 pm

I know this is a few days late, but happy birthday to all you fellow jarheads out there.

Also, happy Veterans Day to all of you who served in the other branches though you were not fortunate enough to serve in our beloved Corps. Uh-rah! :wink:

But seriously, to all who served, regardless of branch, from one vet to another...thank you.
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Re: Happy Birthday Jarheads

Postby Derek » Tue Nov 15, 2011 1:45 am

I was not a jarhead....but I knew a lot of them from being a Taxi driver for them.

Good years of my life!

When were you in Greyghost?
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Re: Happy Birthday Jarheads

Postby Grayghost » Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:08 pm

I was in from 86-91...03bullet stopper...that means grunt...infantry, with a stint in security forces.

Where did you drive taxi?
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Re: Happy Birthday Jarheads

Postby Derek » Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:34 pm

Grayghost wrote:I was in from 86-91...03bullet stopper...that means grunt...infantry, with a stint in security forces.

Where did you drive taxi?


About the same time as me. I was finally stationed in Long Beach, got there Mar 1989 after boot camp in San Diego and school on Treasure island in San Fran.

God i miss those times now that I'm thinking about. :lol:

This was my "whip". 8)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Ogden_%28LPD-5%29
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Re: Happy Birthday Jarheads

Postby Grayghost » Wed Nov 16, 2011 3:43 pm

Oh...that kind of Taxi Driver... :lol:

Spent some time on the USS Denver being hauled between Okinawa and Korea...I actually enjoyed the ride. Sitting on the fantail across the Sea of Japan was just plain awesome. It was better than sitting in the hold with the seasick pukers.

My Dad was stationed at Treasure Island for awhile as part of a Marine reserve maintenance company so I spent alot of weekends down there when I was in high school just tagging along. Got in trouble once because he would always sneek me into the BOQ and we got caught...not a big deal really, more embarrassing actually, but I loved going down there.
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Re: Happy Birthday Jarheads

Postby billybud » Mon Nov 21, 2011 9:23 am

LOL...Hollywood Marines!

Parris Island and Geiger Tiger east coast guy here. I did do a stretch at Coronado, Cal. for the Amphib recon school with the UDT instructors, SERE school at Bridgeport, California...

Offloaded off of a sub to swim ashore and take a scout team inland to a hill top OP while on maneuvers off of Camp Pendleton...still remember the unique smell of crushed sagebrush (or whatever those hills are covered in).

And, yes, made the requisite trips to Tijuana and Ensenada.
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Re: Happy Birthday Jarheads

Postby Derek » Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:43 pm

billybud wrote:LOL...Hollywood Marines!

Parris Island and Geiger Tiger east coast guy here. I did do a stretch at Coronado, Cal. for the Amphib recon school with the UDT instructors, SERE school at Bridgeport, California...

Offloaded off of a sub to swim ashore and take a scout team inland to a hill top OP while on maneuvers off of Camp Pendleton...still remember the unique smell of crushed sagebrush (or whatever those hills are covered in).

And, yes, made the requisite trips to Tijuana and Ensenada.


Oh wow. Tijuana, good times there.

I also spent some time in Coronado, but not for UDT, just liberty. 8) I tried out for UDT, but I was WAY too slow in the water.
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Re: Happy Birthday Jarheads

Postby WoVeU » Sat Nov 26, 2011 2:40 pm

Are we doing role call?

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