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    “Real good,” screams Staff Sergeant Baker, “Real stinkin’ good, Guaman. Just take the easy way out and fucking die.” Recruit Guaman’s arms shake in the front leaning rest position over a puddle of his sweat on the quarterdeck. There’s nothing restful about that position. “Mountain climbers,” screams the drill instructor as his fists rest on his green duty belt, “in cadence, exercise: one-two-three.” Guaman limply lifts his left foot from the floor. The muscles in Staff Sergeant Baker’s square jaw flex as he grits his teeth. He kneels, jabbing his index finger with laser precision at the air near Guaman’s face, “What do you think, Goo Man?” The Drill Instructor turns and barks to the platoon, “Did they make some kind of fucking mistake in MEP’s? Are you supposed to be polluting my beloved…

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    Marine Corps Recruit Depot is the one place that one will never forget about after becoming a Marine. Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) in San Diego is next to the SAN airport. In the middle of MCRD is a giant section of pavement called the Parade Deck. This is where the recruits learn, practice, and compete in close quarter rifle manual drills. South of the Parade Deck are 6 yellow colored, 3 story, “H” shaped buildings call barracks. In each barracks there are 12 long rooms with bunk beds on…

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    Staff Sergeant Soto enlisted in the Marine Corps in March, 2000 and attended recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, CA in March of 2000 as Private Soto. Private First Class (PFC) Soto attended the School of Infantry and Basic Machinegunnery at San Onfre, Camp Pendleton CA from June to August 2000. Upon Graduation PFC Soto reported to 1st Battalion, 1st Marines (1/1), Weapons Company (Wpns Co), Combined Anti-Armor Team (CAAT) Platoon (Plt) August 2000. PFC Soto was…

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    Marines vs Army Would you like to be all that you can be? If not how about being one of the few and the proud? These are the mottos for two branches of service; the Army and the Marine Corps, respectively. As a Marine veteran, and the father of a current marine, I feel that I am uniquely qualified to help you determine if either of these organizations are in your future. The first step in either service is going through a rigorous training known as boot camp or basic training. Not…

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    Hello Kendrick JROTC Today I will be presenting my medal of honor recipient this is very important to me and our country so would you please be quite and sit up and show you respect to Larry Leonard Maxam and his duty for putting his life on the line for you and I and most importantly for our country with that being said let me begin my presentation Larry Leonard Maxam, who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism in Vietnam in February 1968, was born January 9, 1948, in…

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    Since the creation of the United States Marine Corps on 10, November 1775 men and women have sought to earn the title of Marine. There are only two places in the world where Marine recruits are trained. Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, California and Paris Island, South Carolina. For women there is only one place to receive training to become a Marine and the location is Paris Island South Carolina. However unlike other branches of the military Marine recruits training is not integrated…

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    July 11, 2011. I departed for United States Marine Corps boot camp at Marine Corps Depot San Diego, California. The events I went through are the toughest moments I have ever encountered in my twenty-one years. Discipline; this word eluded me throughout the beginning stages of my life until that first day I stepped onto those yellow footprints. Yelling, organization and speed were constantly the instructor’s purpose. We would walk in a formation with 92 other recruits, while in sync and conduct…

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    Boot Camp Advantages

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    If someone were to join, the first stop would be the memorable place called boot camp. In the Air Force, every man and woman would begin training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas for eight weeks. The Navy has one training facility just like the Air Force which is located at The Great Lakes Naval Training Center in Lake Michigan, Illinois. Like the Air Force, the Navy’s boot camp lasts for eight weeks. For the toughest branch of the military, the Marine Corps, they have two boot…

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    Over the course of my life I have faced many obstacles physically, mentally, and spiritually. From the deaths of loved ones and friends, to the mud pits and physical hells of being a Marine, the trials and tribulations of my life are many. I brought them upon myself in a way because I made the decisions that have brought me to where I am today, submitting an essay in hopes of getting into a field where I will never work another day of my life. You see life itself is the hardest thing I have had…

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    Over the course of my life I have come across many obstacles physically, mentally, and spiritually. From the deaths of loved ones and good people I have had the honor to call friends, all the way down to the mud pits and physical hells of being a Marine, the trials and tribulations of my life are many. Sometimes it can be brought to point that I brought this all upon myself, and for the most part this is true. All of the decisions I have made have brought me to where I am at this point,…

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