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It was one hell of a 6 month pump!
We got to said the Mediterranean Sea and visit some amazing ports; in beautiful cities, all over Europe.
We did spend most of our time and ship. And when we did get off the shit, it was mainly to head to the bush, for a week or two.
I trained and exchanged gear with Marines from around the world. We exchanged “war” stories, and behind closed doors; even bartered for fresh food and beer. You wouldn’t believe how much a Zippo lighter could get you back then.
The memories will remain forever, and so will my love for the Corps.