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Missed family time
Posted By: Roger Bashaw 09-05-11
Served in Desert Storm, missed my son's 1st everything, I love the Corps, and I would tell anyone that's considering an opportunity in the service to take a chance! But I would also tell those wanting to enlist to do so, but wait to start a family. Go and do, and see things without putting your loved ones through missed time. I was gone all of the time, time I can never have returned to me...and as nice as photographs are, they're not enough! It's tough in our world right now, and the Marines can give you a feeling of family, and a source of stability. I challenge any young person to find another opportunity to gain knowledge, income, benefits and 30 days every year. The Marine Corps will challenge every man and woman, no matter what your back ground is. I wish everyone who has read this, and who decides to take the challenge of boot camp nothing but the best of luck...and earn the title US MARINE.
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