Where did I go wrong...

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Vonz90
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Where did I go wrong...

Post by Vonz90 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:40 pm

...as a father. The boy service selected Marine Air.

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Re: Where did I go wrong...

Post by randy » Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:47 pm

Maybe it's his mothers fault?
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Re: Where did I go wrong...

Post by First Shirt » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:28 pm

Did he ever get dropped on his head, when he was small?
But there ain't many troubles that a man caint fix, with seven hundred dollars and a thirty ought six."
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Re: Where did I go wrong...

Post by Vonz90 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:17 pm

First Shirt wrote:Did he ever get dropped on his head, when he was small?
As a matter of fact - he was.

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Re: Where did I go wrong...

Post by Weetabix » Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:29 pm

Vonz90 wrote:
First Shirt wrote:Did he ever get dropped on his head, when he was small?
As a matter of fact - he was.
You're off the hook. ;)
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Re: Where did I go wrong...

Post by Netpackrat » Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:50 pm

At least he went into the part of the Marines that will teach him a trade (I assume piloting and not maintenance?). Downside of that is it means eventually another marine in my industry.

Also on the bright side, it probably means he is going to make captain at least a couple times in his life. Not sure if that will make his navy dad happy or annoyed though, given the difference in the ranks between the two services. :lol:
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Re: Where did I go wrong...

Post by blackeagle603 » Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:36 am

Yeah baby, go Swing with the 'Wing!

Any idea on what field? I realize the Gyrenes don't guarantee a school/MOS per se like the Nav but they'll commit to some general category like mechanical or electrical, no?
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Re: Where did I go wrong...

Post by blackeagle603 » Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:37 am

If he winds up at Miramar or even Pendleton you know he's got an open door here at our place for some offbase sanity time.
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Re: Where did I go wrong...

Post by Vonz90 » Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:05 am

blackeagle603 wrote:Yeah baby, go Swing with the 'Wing!

Any idea on what field? I realize the Gyrenes don't guarantee a school/MOS per se like the Nav but they'll commit to some general category like mechanical or electrical, no?
USNA service selection, so he will be a pilot (assuming he gets through TBS*, flight school, etc.)

*The Marine Corps is the only organization in the English speaking world to abbreviate the word "the"

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Re: Where did I go wrong...

Post by Netpackrat » Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:24 am

Vonz90 wrote:USNA service selection, so he will be a pilot (assuming he gets through TBS*, flight school, etc.)
See, that's not so bad. Most airline pilots are dicks regardless of where they came from. Present company excepted, of course. :D
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