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Oct 21

Blast from the Past.

Not looking forward to the Seniors. Maybe a little.


Jul 28
The Man, The Myth, The Legend
-SSgt Ridley-

The Man, The Myth, The Legend

-SSgt Ridley-


Jun 17

OCS Liberty

First Time on Liberty. I’ve lost the ability to feel anything in my forearms and palms. The PT and staying in Port Arms during Close Order Drill for hours have caused my muscles to clench and kill the nerves in both arms. Can’t express how amazing its feels to be full on food and well rested now. Many people never have this opportunity, but I’ll cherish it for the time being. In the four hours Ive had Liberty Ive eaten 5400 calories worth of food. Never felt better. Three more weeks , and I’ll be home.


May 26

Shipping off Tomorrow

It’s been a long time coming. Since the seventh grade and during my time in the USNSCC I had dreamed for the day I could take the steps to becoming a Marine Officer. Now I sit here with my friends as they play a game of FIFA, and just cannot fathom the importance and the excitement of what’s to come. Tomorrow’s a big day I’m heading to OCS. A phrase I’ve wanted to live my entire life.


“You go with me on Memorial Day and you stand in Arlington National Cemetery, where I have more friends buried than I’d like to remember, and you watch those waving flags.

You stand there, and you think about this nation, and you tell me that those people didn’t have a job? I’ll tell you, Howard Metzenbaum; you should be on your knees every day of your life thanking God that there were some men - some men - who held real jobs. And they required a dedication to a purpose - and a love of country and a dedication to duty - that was more important than life itself. And their self-sacrifice is what made this country possible.”

-John Glenn

Combat Camera

May 2
“"Defenders of the short-sighted men who in their greed and selfishness will, if permitted, rob our country of half its charm by their reckless extermination of all useful and beautiful wild things sometimes seek to champion them by saying the ‘the game belongs to the people.’ So it does; and not merely to the people now alive, but to the unborn people. The ‘greatest good for the greatest number’ applies to the number within the womb of time, compared to which those now alive form but an insignificant fraction. Our duty to the whole, including the unborn generations, bids us restrain an unprincipled present-day minority from wasting the heritage of these unborn generations. The movement for the conservation of wild life and the larger movement for the conservation of all our natural resources are essentially democratic in spirit, purpose, and method."
Theodore Roosevelt,1916”

Apr 30

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Mar 21

Officer Candidate School

Well……

There’s 9 more weeks until PLC-Juniors, an experience I’ve been waiting for since I’ve been 12 years old. I don’t feel worried, just pure excitement in the entire process. Day by day I fill with more confidence knowing that if I were to fail that there would be no foreseeable option in my future…. no desirable virtue that I may proceed with, and more reason to never fail in this journey. As I type this there is a future Marine in High School, Work or in the Fleet that I’ll have to lead one day and that’s what needs to be kept in perspective, that whatever struggle I may have that it be overcome.


Jan 17

Jan 14
jett-llife:

st0psign:

unic0rgy:

The beautiful face of courage: Lance Cpl. William Kyle Carpenter USMC
Carpenter, 21, of Gilbert lost the eye, most of his teeth and use of his right arm from a grenade blast Nov. 21 near Marjah, Helmand Province, Afghanistan.Friends and family say he threw himself in front of the grenade to protect his best friend in Afghanistan, Cpl. Nick Eufrazio
This deserves more notes then anything on Tumblr. It’s sad to say stupid pictures of a flower some girl takes with a Nikon D40 that her parents bought her for christmas or a picture of A Day To Remember has more notes then this. The world is fucked up. So much respect for this man.
I give mad respect to all who served their country.

Bless his soul.

I love you dude

He’s a real best friend.

jett-llife:

st0psign:

unic0rgy:

The beautiful face of courage: Lance Cpl. William Kyle Carpenter USMC

Carpenter, 21, of Gilbert lost the eye, most of his teeth and use of his right arm from a grenade blast Nov. 21 near Marjah, Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

Friends and family say he threw himself in front of the grenade to protect his best friend in Afghanistan, Cpl. Nick Eufrazio

This deserves more notes then anything on Tumblr. It’s sad to say stupid pictures of a flower some girl takes with a Nikon D40 that her parents bought her for christmas or a picture of A Day To Remember has more notes then this. The world is fucked up. So much respect for this man.

I give mad respect to all who served their country.

Bless his soul.

I love you dude

He’s a real best friend.



Jan 12