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    I have a question on PTSD. Please PM me Thanks

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    There are plenty of ex-military here, a few of them Marines. If you have a legitimate question about PTSD, you should look to a psychologist, not gun-board members.

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    G20-IWB24/7 wrote:
    There are plenty of ex-military here, a few of them Marines. If you have a legitimate question about PTSD, you should look to a psychologist, not gun-board members.


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    I sent you a PM with a great contact, and glad you asked here where they are plenty of fellow Military to help with vast resources. Military networking is foverever. We take care of ourown and anyone else that requests.


    Edit to add: Go Navy!
    Iím proudly straight. I'm free to not support Legalization, GLBT, Illegal Aliens, or the Islamization of America.

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    "Is there a former Marine here?"
    I thought is was "Once a Marine, always a Marine".
    At least that's what Gibbs says.

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    trevorthebusdriver wrote:
    "Is there a former Marine here?"
    I thought is was "Once a Marine, always a Marine".
    At least that's what Gibbs says.
    I was gonna say, if there were a Marine here, they are still a Marine . Unless dishonorably discharged...
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    G20-IWB24/7 wrote:
    There are plenty of ex-military here, a few of them Marines. If you have a legitimate question about PTSD, you should look to a psychologist, not gun-board members.
    Thanks everyone for the info to get help from help centers Thanks for the PMs and kind words. Ed

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    trevorthebusdriver wrote:
    "Is there a former Marine here?"
    I thought is was "Once a Marine, always a Marine".
    At least that's what Gibbs says.
    1. I LOVE Gibbs!

    2. it may not be the best place but if they guy is reaching out let him do it however he can. may not be for him. might be worried about a friend and doesn't know where to go. When someone is in need you help them if you can, if you can't let someone else do it. it may be off topic but in a case where it may end up being a genuine help to one of our service members. it shouldn't be an issue

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    I may not be a Marine (Soldier actually) but if you want to talk, PM me.
    "War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself." -John Stuart Mill

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    Semper Fi! 1959/1963.....good luck.

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    I have been getting allot of support phone calls and making calls and learning.
    My son will have this week end off so I will go down to Vancouver WA.
    I am sure it will be to early for a meet but I like to meet a few OCs from the Vancouver Portland area. This will be emergency run for me so that is why so short notice. As the week progresses I will have more facts to help him.

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    If you retire from the Marines, you are a retired Marine. No longer active. That's what "Former" means. The technicality crap is stupid.

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    No. The Marine in me still shows. I AM MARINE.

    Any Marine will tell you: "You May Leave The Corps, But The Corps Never Leaves You".

    How many here made lt through Parris Island? And in 1959?:P

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    Yep another Marine here. PM if you want. I am in the Spokane area and have had very positive experiences in dealing with the VA here.

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    Former FMF Corpsman here. Spent a day or two with them. If I remember correctly there is only ONE EX Marine, his last name is Oswald.

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    I never served, but I was raised from the cradle by Marines. Semper Fi, and God bless.. I hope thats not disrespectful...

    -TheDog

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    Jarhead is a marine also, but he might have you all running around with inflatable sheep.

    That was one of the funniest stories I heard.

    Hope everything works out for the best I am dealing with some family members who have some extreme versions of these and trying to get them help or to want help can be very difficult sometime.
    I am not anti Cop I am just pro Citizen.

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    TheMrMitch wrote:
    SNIP How many here made lt through Parris Island? And in 1959?:P
    Good heavens! I had no idea you were that...um...experienced in life. Now, I have to act all respectful and everything.

    1959-1963? Wasn'tthat, like, beforeWorld War II? What was it like serving under Smedley Butler?


    I'll make you an offer: I will argue and fight for all of your rights, if you will do the same for me. That is the only way freedom can work. We have to respect all rights, all the time--and strive to win the rights of the other guy as much as for ourselves.

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    HehHeh. General "Chesty" Puller wanted to put beer dispensers in the mess halls.He retired before I started boot. But we adored him. Forgot who was Commadant when I was in......NOT Korea or WWll.



    Was on the USS Spiegel Grove LSD 32 in the cuban blockade of Russian ships in 1962. We "invaded" Myrtle Beach when it was over.

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    Aaron1124 wrote:
    If you retire from the Marines, you are a retired Marine. No longer active. That's what "Former" means. The technicality crap is stupid.
    Not a technicality. You call someone who was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps, retired or otherwise, "a Marine". If you are not a Marine, you call him Sir.



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    Thought enlisted men didn't want to be called "Sir" since they worked for a living......

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    Only the DI's are called sir (and Brig Wardens)

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    Trigger Dr wrote:
    Only the DI's are called sir (and Brig Wardens)
    My DI was called DRILL SGT. NOT sir. But then, you called them whatever they wanted, or else!

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    Squeak wrote:
    Trigger Dr wrote:
    Only the DI's are called sir (and Brig Wardens)
    My DI was called DRILL SGT. NOT sir. But then, you called them whatever they wanted, or else!
    You were probably in the army.

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    Artillery. The BIG guns!

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