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Old 01-03-2004, 10:55 AM   #61
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Semper Fi, Jarhead. I was destined for Viet Nam
but took what I thought at the time was the less
dangerous course. I got married. Out of the frying pan and into the fire. I missed the war, but I've seen
plenty of combat .

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Re: Best place to park cash for 1-?? months
Old 01-04-2004, 06:20 AM   #62
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Hi John Galt:
You are alive to tell your story, so it probably worked for you. (I know divorce can be combat)
Realize this is not a nostalgia board, but you reminded me with your statement about preferring marriage to Vietnam, about the official stance the Marine Corps had on dependents. (Wife, children).
The Marine Corps. stance was that if they had wanted you to have dependents, they would have issued them to you.
No problem for me, I was a kid and single. But for the career Marines, it meant no dependents overseas. ie, if you were sent to Japan or Okinawa for the traditional 2 year tour of duty, your wife and children were not part of the program.
Generally, at the time of the draft, you were put way down on the list if you were married, but able to marry during your tour of course. (One of my buddies married a girl he met in Oceanside, and 3 months later was sent to Okinawa, and didn't see her again for over 2 years.)
Wow, I forgot what board I am on.
Regards, Jarhead


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