Yeah, my enlistment looked just like that.Except, I lived in Oklahoma, no ocean beaches.And, I didn’t drive a Corvette, I drove a Ford Maverick.And, I didn’t have a girlfriend, I was lucky if I could get a date. My friends would ask me, “Do you play G.I. Joe this weekend?”Yeah, my enlistment was just like[…]
It’s that time of year again. Please help the United States Marine Corps Reserve give a little bit of Christmas cheer to needy kids. One unwrapped toy will make some child’s year just a little bit better. Thanks for giving and Happy Rovering.
Thirty years ago today I graduated from the United States Marine Corps Boot Camp in San Diego, California. Thirty years is a long time. But as long as it has been, every morning I wake up and know I am a United States Marine. As I wrote in my Marine Corps Story, “Being a Marine[…]
I say whoa because here in the middle states “whoa” is the command you give a horse to slow down or stop depending on the pull of the reigns. “Whoa” is also what goes through your head when you press on the brakes in your Range Rover and they surge like you have a warped[…]
Castra Praetoria: Marines can do anything. Well played by America’s First Sergeant. Thanks for reading and Semper Fi.
I was reading a recent post by America’s First Sergeant on his blog Castra Praetoria. He was talking about movies he was not likely to see. From his post… My feelings on the matter were best articulated by my CO recently when his wife asked him why he he had zero interest in watching The[…]
Today is the 235th birthday of my beloved Corps. Two hundred and thirty five years ago some brave and bold men met in Tun Tavern and on this day the Continental Congress authorized the formation of what would become one of the most feared and respected armed forces in the world, The United States Marine[…]
Saturday was a great day. Well on the Range Rover front anyway, on the football front it sucked. Saturday I decided that I would drive the Range Rover and test out all the stuff I have repaired and been working on for so long. First things first, I needed to bleed the brakes. I had[…]
Holy crap! Sunday was not all that much fun. I had a few hours to devote to Range Rover Classic Restoration Part Duex. I started with sanding the tailgate. I’m not sure if you have ever done any paint work or if you have watched any of the dozens of car shows on television. But[…]
YES!I have an appointment scheduled to pick up my new trailer for Monday. My directions are a bit dodgy as the gal I talked to with govliquidation.com at Ft. Sill was pretty vague about street names and didn’t have an address or building number for the location of my trailer. Thankfully they have a map[…]