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Saturday, October 02, 2010 18:20 | Gerard Cassidy
On december 10 ,1953 ,It all began, on a cold winter day in albany , new york. In late july, 1961 my parents decided it was time to move to california. My dad loaded 4 kids and my mom into the car and we headed to san diego ca. we arrived in the 1 week of auguest ,1961. we stayed with my grandmother for a while, and then my dad stated working for the phone co. we moved into a house close to my grandparents and my auant. the kids were enrolled in school in september. I had a good solid child hood, I played little league, rode my bike everywhere with my friends ,and played sun up to sundown on the weekends.when I entered high school it was 1970, vietnam was full tilt at the time, and my neibor up the street  had just came home from his 2nd tour of vietnam. He was a MARINE CORPS OFFICER stationed at MCRD sd. ca. I was very interested. when i graduated from hs 2 weeks later ,i was at MCRD SD friend an I went in on the buddy system. I graduated in september 1973, and attended AAV school at MCB CAMP PENDLETON ca. I was transfered to CAMP LEJUENE NC. I have served with 1st 2nd, BLT2/8, and 3rd MARINE DIV. 1RST MARINE BRDG, MCAGCC, MCB CAMP PENDLETON.went on float with BLT 2/3 1978,79 BLT 1/3 1980 ,3/3 1980,81. I was also a MARINE CORPS instructor at shools bn, AVUL  platoon ldrs and officer instructor. and RR coach. I also worked a time on different guard duties and corrections. My time in the USMC was the best job , I have had to date. Now I am working 3 jobs  in the security field, they range from directing traffic, to checking Id's at a bar in la jolla CA.


  • Sunday, October 10, 2010 14:04 | Deleted user
    Great to see you back on your blog. And I agree with you. My time in the military was the best 20 years of my life and a great job.
    Hang in there. You need a few more comments under your orientation blog, so rally your friends to post comments.
    I commend you for not giving up.
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  • Saturday, January 29, 2011 06:43 | Jeffrey Backus
    Welcome to the VBRC's, please continue to write your story. Thank you for your service to our Country.

    I spent a few years working with Trackers, but was mostly in LAV's.
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