The USMC and Junior Termite: It begins......

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The USMC and Junior Termite: It begins......

Postby Termite » Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:35 pm

Well,

Several months ago Junior Termite decided that earning a living doing HVAC installation and repair was just too boring for him. So after much researching, he decided that he wanted to follow in his grandfather's military tradition, and become one of Uncle Sam's Misguided Children(my father served in the USMC during the Korean conflict).
His test scores were high enough for most everything; so he decided to really make his stint REALLY interesting.......and signed a Force Recon contract, with the eventual goal of becoming a member of MARSOC.

He flew out today from Shreveport, LA, on his way to Paris Island, SC. He took with him: his DL, SSN card, the clothes he was wearing, and $20. Nothing else, as per his recruiter's instructions.

And so now we wait......... 8-)
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Re: The USMC and Junior Termite: It begins......

Postby First Shirt » Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:43 pm

Prayers and good wishes go with him! Please thank him, from all of us!
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Re: The USMC and Junior Termite: It begins......

Postby rightisright » Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:43 pm

Congrats and best of luck to him!

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Re: The USMC and Junior Termite: It begins......

Postby randy » Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:28 pm

Cool! Best of luck to the new Jarhead
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Re: The USMC and Junior Termite: It begins......

Postby Vonz90 » Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:35 pm

I don't know what is wrong with kids today, as you know my younger son made the same choice. What'ya going to do?

Congrats.

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Re: The USMC and Junior Termite: It begins......

Postby Steamforger » Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:34 pm

My Granddad saw me off to boot the exact same way 25 years ago. Can't believe it's been that long.

Either way, his Granddad sent him off to USAF boot in the early 50's with everything the same except for $5 instead of the $20. The $5 back then may honestly have been worth more.

It provides me no small sense of comfort that these traditions are still around, even though now it sounds standardized. Good luck to your son.

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Re: The USMC and Junior Termite: It begins......

Postby TheArmsman » Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:15 am

Outstanding!! Still remember my mother dropping me off at the Greyhound bus station, only I had no money. :P

Please keep us posted, looking forward to updates.

So, who is going to be the first one to send a big package of cigars and cookies?????
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Postby Cybrludite » Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:13 am

Congrats and Semper Fi!
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Re: The USMC and Junior Termite: It begins......

Postby Rod » Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:44 pm

He's a jarhead seed? Where'd you go wrong? Congrats to the young man and may he find his new path interesting and exciting. May he also find it not too interesting nor too exciting.
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Re: The USMC and Junior Termite: It begins......

Postby Termite » Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:09 pm

Monday night, 2300 hrs:

Ring, Ring....

"Hello?".....(Mrs Termite)

"This is Marine Recruit Junior Termite. I have arrived safely at Paris Island, SC. I will mail you my contact mailing information in 8-10 days. Please do not send any bulky packages or food items.
I love you, goodnight...."
<click>
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Re: The USMC and Junior Termite: It begins......

Postby blackeagle603 » Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:24 pm

Well done Pops.
No sleep for him till Friday. LOL

Godspeed Jr T. Make 'em a hand.


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Re: The USMC and Junior Termite: It begins......

Postby skb12172 » Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:42 pm

Outstanding! Congratulations and Semper Fi.
There must be an end to this intimidation by those who come to this great country, but reject its culture.

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Re: The USMC and Junior Termite: It begins......(update)

Postby Termite » Fri May 04, 2018 10:56 am

Junior is doing well. His class will go thru the Crucible soon. Graduation date is May 25th.

And Grandpaw Termite, who graduated from MCRD Parris Island in 1950, will be there to see his grandson graduate(pending any health problems, he is 86).
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Re: The USMC and Junior Termite: It begins......

Postby 308Mike » Wed May 09, 2018 12:32 am

randy wrote:Cool! Best of luck to the new Jarhead

I second that sentiment along with a hearty SEMPER FI!! How did he do on the rifle range? Are they qualifying with the M4 or M16, and at what range? When I went thru, we had to qualify with the M16A2, and shot for score out to 460 meters (500 yards).
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Re: The USMC and Junior Termite: It begins......

Postby Termite » Sun May 13, 2018 10:53 am

Mike,

Sorry about the tardy reply, been rather busy at work.

I think he took top shooter in his training company, shooting the M16A2 rifle. They just went thru the Crucible, finishing up Sat morning.

Graduation is May 25th.
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