Originally Posted by Benning Boy
With the Infantry kid at the airport. I shut it off and had to walk away.
I think Ive posted this on here before. When I got my Eagle Globe and Anchor I was on top of the world. It was the greatest moment in my life at the time. I was on top of the world. When we got dismissed 15 minutes later I finally saw my family after 13 long weeks. This is when my mother told me that her and my dad got in a crash, and that due to dads injury he was unable to make the drive to see me get the EGA. That was crushing to me, worst moment of my life but not too bad. Then she told me that a month earlier that my grandfather had passed away from a heart attack. I completely lost there infront of 300-500 new Marines and their families. This was the worst moment of my life. They delayed his funeral so that I could attend, they had called the Marine Corps and was told that if I left I would have to start all over again. I saw that as a blessing and a curse. The moment at the funeral where you saw the soldiers hand over the flags, that was me in dress blues handing over the flag to my grandmother. I later found out that my graduation date of October 25th, 2002 was exactly 50 years after my grandfather graduated from Army boot camp. Man the pollen is buildinig up just writing this. This movie was excellent, I will deffinately have to purchase this movie.
"The Marines I have seen around the world have, the cleanest bodies, the filthiest minds, the highest morale, and the lowest morals of any group of animals I have ever seen. Thank God for the United States Marine Corps." Eleanor Roosevelt, 1945