posted on Aug, 2 2004 @ 01:02 AM
Originally posted by drbil
This ex-Marine, former Federal researcher and die-hard Conservative is voting for.......
Anyone but Bush.
As an honorably discharged Marine, I can only say that it is highly unusual to see the term "ex-Marine" used by a Marine. I wholly agree that while
the prefix "ex-," meaning "from the" or "former," is acceptable grammatically, it is nearly universally rejected by Marines ("Once a Marine,
always a Marine"). Perhaps you could give us a little background.
I served with Hq/3/13, Camp Las Pulgas, MCB Camp Pendeton; W/1/13, RVN; K/4/13, RVN; I/3/10, MCB Camp Lejeune; and LFTCLant, NAB Little Creek. I
attended RTR, MCRD, San Diego; ITR, Camp San Onofre, MCB Camp Pendleton; FABtryman School (0811), Mainside, MCB Camp Pendleton; DLI WC, Presidio of
Monterey, Vietnamese Language (9940). USMC: 1967-1971; RVN: 1968-1969. WIA: 2/23/69; PH, CAR, PUC, NUC, GCM, etc.
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