One Good Decision For The Marine Corps

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One Good Decision

I was a typical 19 year old kid out of high school. I had no inspiring ideas as to what I wanted to be when I grew up. I had a lot of energy with a rebellious attitude. I went drinking and went clubs that I had no business being in with my “friends” and made some bad decisions. I lived on my brother’s ratty brown couch, in hind sight I was wasting away physically and wasting my life all in one shot. One day I was faced with a serious decision. Either I am going to continue down the path of destruction and watch my brother get hurt because of me or I get out of my dangerous lifestyle and become something more. I choose the Marine Corps. Little did I know I just choose to leave behind who I was to become the best man I never knew I could be.
I will never forget the day I walked into the recruiters office, I was really nervous. The room was clean with posters covering the walls that said “The Few, the Proud, the Marines”, then there was the recruiter in his dress blues. I knew then that I wanted to be a hero like all the action stars I saw in the movies, I wanted to be strong, and of course I wanted all the girls. After discussing my options me and the recruiter went over the paper work, I also had to sign a few waivers. One of them is for my weight, after all I am only 110 pounds. After the grueling and uncomfortable probing and prodding that was my physical, I have a schedule I leave for the great sunny state of California. It was Monday November 7th of

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