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Way back in 1981 my house was robbed and most of my USMC and my Dad's US Army WWII stuff was in my jewelry box that was taken. (Inckuding my USMC issue Ka-Bar, medals, badges, dogtags etc).

Long story short I thought EVERYTHING was gone. Last week we needing a copy of our marriage certificate for legal stuff and in digging for it my wife found a whole envelope full of old pics - alot of them of a good-looking, full of pi$$ and vinegar young Marine named Art.

I'm just so tickled at finding them I can't resist posting some of them just to prove I WAS young once (dozens and dozens are still missing) I think these are ones I mailed home - that's why they were in a separate place.

 

Art

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Should have thought of that myself

Top 3 L to R Camp LeJeune NC '67?, Camp Geiger NC '63, Boot Camp, Parris Island SC '62

Next Row ?, Geiger '63, Lejeune (notpositive - I THINK '67)

Bottom Guantanamo Bay Cuba '63, Athens Greece '64

 

Thanks for the comments :)

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Good news! Semper Fi Marine!

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"I have only two men out of my company and 20 out of some other company. We need support, but it is almost suicide to try to get it here as we are swept by machine gun fire and constant barrage is on us. I have no one on my left and only a few on my right. I will hold." (Message sent by 1st Lt. Clifton B. Cates. USMC, 96th Co., Soissons, 19 July 1918 - later 19th Commandant of the Marine Corps 1948-1952)

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Couple more..... I'm having a ball walking down memory lane - thought these were gone forever!! :)

Camp Geiger Infantry Training Regiment '63

Guantanamo Bay Cuba '63 (CB's made those fancy fighting positions for us)

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"Leave the gun - take the cannoli" - Peter Clemenza

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Can't remember exactly where these were. '64 Someplace in the Mediterranean Sardinia? Malta? On board the USS Cambria

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The Colosseum, Rome, Italy '64

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"Leave the gun - take the cannoli" - Peter Clemenza

War Is The Only Organized Activity Men Participate In That Women Don't Laugh At

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Couple more..... I'm having a ball walking down memory lane - thought these were gone forever!! :)

Camp Geiger Infantry Training Regiment '63

Guantanamo Bay Cuba '63 (CB's made those fancy fighting positions for us)

I wasn't stationed permanently at Gitmo. The Marines who were there thru the Missile Crisis in '62 finally got a break and caught 30 days stateside leave when it was over and my company was sent over there to fill in while they were gone. It actually was good duty. There was a beautiful beach on the base and special services had all the equipment for skin diving - we had many a cook-out with freshly speared fish. And there was always Main gate Lucy getting in past the guards at the gate for a freebie. And Ruben the Cuban always managed to get Rum to us for a carton of Luckys or Camels. (Cost us ONE DOLLAR a carton at the PX)

Art

 

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"Leave the gun - take the cannoli" - Peter Clemenza

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