Freshmen Orientation

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Freshmen Orientation
Everyone was in their white Polo 's and khaki pants. We were just separated into platoons and everyone was nervously looking around and wondering, trying to guess what was going to happen next. Then without warning a tornadoe was released in the building and all hell broke loose. Marines that look like they could crush a baseball in their bare hands came swooping down on the other freshmen and I. Panic broke loose, everyone was screaming to get outside and get in formation. After the sheep had been rounded up, the instructors called role. We were then marched over to the drill deck and were handed canteens. For two hours straight we were taught to march, everyone was terrible. The yelling did not let up for one second
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After the whole freshmen orientation was over four other freshmen and I started up with the Marine platoon. This platoon is much more different than the Navy platoons. We have to PT Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at five thirty in the morning. Where as the Navy platoons PT once a week and usually end up playing Frisbee. We are also expected to have more discipline than the other Navy guys. The fact that we have to be ten times better than the Navy, Army, and Airforce guys gives me the motivation and the joy of being in the marine platoon.
Many people do not understand the hard work and dedication that it takes to be in something as great as the United States Marine Corps. The Marines are the most disciplined fighting force in the US. The discipline and hard work that I have put forth and will have to continue to put forth is probably harder than most any normal person will do in their lives. Knowing this causes me to have great pride in what I am doing and gives me that much more motivation to get up at five o 'clock in the morning to go PT. I think the best way to try to explain the Marine Corps to someone is for them to read this quote.
"Marines are about the most peculiar breed of human beings I have ever witnessed. They treat their service as if it was some kind of cult, plastering their emblem on almost everything they own, making themselves up to look like insane

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