I never realized how much the Marine Corps meant to me was FMF in barracks life in the 1970s. I was harrassed and abused so harsh I had to leave every night to survive the abuse. I was ganged up many times. Reported, nothing done. I was happy to serve in Okinawa Futema Air Station and swing with the wing. It was great. I did enjoy being on board the Blue Ridge, but never got a rank up from LCPL. That hurt. But it was when I was in the National Guard did I realize the excellent skills of the corps but as far as education, the Army had it won. It was so mythical of things about the Corps and then seeing Army schools. But overall it was a time in my life I will never forget.
To my buddies in Arms.