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"DOUBLE-TIME, MARCH!" AHHH. I remember well those hated words from the drill sergeants or cadre. It meant you went from simply marching to running, likely at O dark thirty, after a crappy night sleep, in a formation no less.
I continue to be more in awe of veterans and their service and sacrifice every year.
This past year I was honored to be a Guardian for five World War II or Korean War veterans on three different Honor Flights. These people are amazing. Even in 95 degree Washington, D.C. heat and delayed flights, they don't complain. They just endure and smile. I loved hearing their…Continue
"How long shall we sit in our porticoes practicing idle and musty virtues,which any work would make impertinent?"
- Henry David Thoreau, Walden
I took a class in college. It had something to do with the psychology of choice. What motivates the choices of men?..... Reason? Experience? Fame? Emotion?.... Love? Hate? Fear? I guess it could be any one of these things at any given time. The premise of the class has always sparked some interest in…Continue
I passed through the gates of MCRD San Diego, at around 7:00pm in the evening, on May 28, 1968. I was on a bus with maybe 100 other young sad sacks of various backgrounds and character. The sun was setting and shadows were getting long as the bus…Continue
To all who read this,HEED MY WARNINGS. Especially if you are in the military and/or have USAA as an insurance carrier. Recently, my nephew Charles Huff had personal property stolen from a house he owns in Morgan County. USAA used a BS loop hole to…Continue
Started by Kevin Lytton in Basic Training/Boot Camp Aug 4, 2015.
I met my wife in Honolulu over Valentine's Day 1971. I was on R&R from South Vietnam and we hadn't seen each other since I had left for the war in July of 1970. It was our first visit to Hawaii. We were celebrating big time and taking in all the…Continue
Started by Charles L. Anderson in Funny, Unique and Bizarre May 19, 2015.
I enlisted in the Navy July of 1949. Along with two of my buddies we left Pittsburgh on an old coach to Great Lakes, Ill which is close to Chicago and also Kenosha, Wisc. It was so long ago the memories are fuzzy of my first day but I do recall a…Continue
Went up to the Hill for a hamburger at the USO club in 1971. Remember having to relinquish my M-16 at the guard shack and looking in to see 3 or 4 Rem/Winchester sniper rifles sitting in the cage. While sitting at the USO, they had a sign on the…Continue
I have been researching the local men and women who served in WW2 from my home county (Madison County, Ohio) for about the last thirteen years and while doing research through the war time local papers on micro-film I found this soldier listed in a…Continue
Note: This post is not meant to downplay the seriousness of riding in a convoy. I fully realize our men and women are put in harm's way every day when they ride in a convoy overseas. Their experiences are likely much different than my training…Continue
I was fortunate to be selected for the Honor Flight on June 7th. I had put in application some time ago when I read where Korean Vets were being eligible. It was much, much more than I ever imagined. From the time of arrival at airport at 0530 I…Continue
Ramona Plaisted holds the dog tags of her husband's uncle, World War I veteran Kenneth Plaisted. These tags were found in an auction box years ago by a Your Military Story member and finally returned .....READ MORE
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If you have ever served in the military, you have lots of stories and experiences to share. Boot camp, stories about your daily job, combat, being recruited, meeting your sweetheart, and so much more. You can share a story by clicking on the "add a discussion" button in the forum section below. Family members can also become members and submit stories on behalf of their loved…Continue