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Happy 4th of July!!!

“Americans, indeed all free men, remember that in the final choice a soldier’s pack is not so heavy a burden as a prisoner’s chains.” Dwight D. Eisenhower At the moment the choices have more to do with what is on the grill, the kind of burden I’m grateful for. Moved into the new house and […]

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We sublet the night!

     In my last post I discussed the high regard in which we held our company 1stSgt. Back in my lance corporal days we figured anyone in authority was pretty much there to make our lives miserable and make inane pronouncements designed to utterly destroy any fantasies we may have had about doing all the […]

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We were admin once, and young …

 So I want to tell you this one as a preface to the next story.    In my very first unit in the fleet, we had a company first sergeant we privately referred to as “Eagle Beak” or “Spoonman.” He had all the characteristics a lance corporal expects from a Marine 1stSgt: ill tempered, unapproachable, […]

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