Farm kid in the Marine Corps...

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  1. mommy9994

    mommy9994 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my dh sent me this, I thought it was great LOL




    FROM A Missouri FARM KID

    (NOW AT San Diego MARINE CORPS RECRUIT

    TRAINING)



    Dear Ma and Pa,



    I am well. Hope you are. Tell

    Brother Walt and Brother Elmer the Marine Corps beats working for old man Minch by a

    mile. Tell them to join up quick before all of the places are filled.



    I was restless at first

    because you got to stay in bed till nearly 6 a.m. But I am getting so I like

    to sleep late. Tell Walt and Elmer all you do before breakfast is smooth your

    cot, and shine some things. No hogs to slop, feed to pitch, mash to mix, wood

    to split, fire to lay. Practically nothing.



    Men got to shave but it is

    not so bad, there's warm water. Breakfast is strong on trimmings like fruit

    juice, cereal, eggs, bacon, etc., but kind of weak on chops, potatoes, ham,

    steak, fried eggplant, pie and other regular food, but tell Walt and Elmer you

    can always sit by the two city boys that live on coffee. Their food,

    plus yours, holds you until noon when you get fed again. It's no

    wonder these city boys can't walk much.



    We go on 'route

    marches,' which the platoon sergeant says are long walks to harden us. If he

    thinks so, it's not my place to tell him different. A 'route march' is about

    as far as to our mailbox at home. Then the city guys get sore feet and we all

    ride back in trucks.



    The

    sergeant is like a school teacher. He nags a lot. The Captain is like the

    school board. Majors and colonels just ride around and frown. They don't

    bother you none.



    This

    next will kill Walt and Elmer with laughing. I keep getting medals for

    shooting. I don't know why. The bulls-eye is near as big as a chipmunk head

    and don't move, and it ain't shooting at you like the Higgett boys at home.

    All you got to do is lie there all comfortable and hit it. You don't even load

    your own cartridges They come in boxes.



    Then we have what they call

    hand-to-hand combat training. You get to wrestle with them city boys. I have

    to be real careful though, they break real easy. It ain't like fighting with

    that ole bull at home. I'm about the best they got in this except for that Tug

    Jordan from over in Silver Lake . I only beat him once. He joined up

    the same time as me, but I'm only 5'6' and 130 pounds and he's 6'8' and near

    300 pounds dry.



    Be sure

    to tell Walt and Elmer to hurry and join before other fellers get onto this

    setup and come stampeding in.



    Your loving

    daughter,

    Alice
     
  2. Cheekon

    Cheekon Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. kevin2010

    kevin2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im gonna have to tell my big brother in the army he keeps telling me the same thing lol
     
  4. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    I simply adore this. Im gonna keep it, okay? Brilliant!

    Semper Fi... oohrah!
     
  5. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

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    That's too funny! I love it. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. mmajw

    mmajw Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. ninny

    ninny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2007
    IL side of the QCA
    awesome!!!
     

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