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Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler » Off to the Island
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Today is the day that LC Crunchie’s oldest, Crumb Crunchie, shipped off to join the fun at Parris Island after much drinking, eating and making merry, of course, and we’d like to give him an Imperial Sendoff. No, Crumb, it won’t do a damn thing about the hangovers, but don’t worry. That’s what DIs are for, muahahaha! Feel free to chime in on the thread below, LCs, because I know that I can’t possibly say all that needs to be said.

I can’t imagine how proud your dad must’ve been when you chose to follow in his footsteps, but I know that he has every right to be. And you have every right to be proud of your decision. It’s one heck of a decision to make at a young age, yet it’s the only appropriate age at which to make it.

What’s more, you didn’t have to. You could’ve chosen to just sit tight and let somebody else do the job and not a damn soul would have had any reason to say anything to you because of it. It’s a free country, and we like it that way.

Which makes your decision even more worthy of the man that you have become.

Of course, to old pissy, aching, worn-out farts like myself, it also pisses us off that you’re going to do the job that we wish we could be doing but, on the other hand, if it weren’t for fine young men and women doing what you’re doing, all of us old farts would have far more serious things to worry about.

And that’s another thing. When the shit gets rough, Crumb, and believe me it will get rough, I want you to remember that there are a whole lot of people like myself that are very grateful for what you’re doing. We know full well that our lives of leisure are owed to you guys standing on the wall keeping the barbarians out, and it’s not something that we’re ever likely to forget.

Finally, as an old decrepit warhorse, there’s no small amount of nostalgia involved in watching the next generation joining the family. And that’s what you’re doing. Already, you’re no longer a kid. And pretty soon, although it might seem like years (that’s those DIs earning their keep again), you’ll be a brother. Forever.

I’ll paraphrase your dad and close with this:

Good luck, and make us proud.

I know you will.

33 Responses to “Off to the Island”
  1. TheCount Comment by TheCount

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    Crunchie, cannot say how much we appreciate your service and soon the service of your son. Your Son will be in my prayers. Godspeed lil’ Crunch!

  2. Mike M Comment by Mike M

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    Crunchie, you’ve got every right to be very proud of your young Marine aspirant. I’m sure he has what it takes to carry on the fine tradition.

    Semper Fi, young Crumb Crunchie.

  3. thepresenceusmc Comment by thepresenceusmc

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    Semper Fi, Devil. If you can beat the Island, you can beat anything. I don’t envy you the pain you’ll suffer, just remember why you did it, and you’ll make it.

    Pain is temporary, but pride is forever. Good luck, killer!

  4. psychochick Comment by psychochick

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    Crunchie
    I just wanted to wish the best for your son.

    I’m trying to remember what an ex-Marine former friend of mine did to his drill sargeant as he was leaving–think he gave him the finger. Maybe that’s normal.

    Will you get to hear from you son, or is he incommunicado?

  5. Unregistered Comment by mindy1

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    Good luck-thanks for serving:):):)

  6. maxxdog Comment by maxxdog

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    Good luck and thanks, young man.

  7. Cheapshot911 Comment by Cheapshot911

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    Crumb, my man, you’re about to meet some of the finest people in the world. A fine family with a long line.
    With them behind you, anything is possible.

  8. Unregistered Comment by NR Pax

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    Congratulations for volunteering for the harshest basic training that the U.S. has to offer. Always remember that in Boot Camp, every action has an equal and opposite criticism and that you will never be in the right until you are on that Parade Deck.

    From a former Marine to a new Recruit: Semper Fi and Good Luck.

  9. LCBrendan Comment by LCBrendan

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    Thanks you , sir…from another broken down old warhorse.

    God bless you, Marine.

  10. MasterGuns, Imperial Marine Comment by MasterGuns, Imperial Marine

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    Good luck and Semper Fi you worthless piece of maggot infested #$%!!^# ^%<*&#. In a couple months I’ll call you Marine.

    Remember the old adage…..”the more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war.”

    Good luck again future Marine. Let me know when you get up to Lejeune after the fun summer vacation you’re having at “Paradise Island” and can get some liberty. I know that won’t be for awhile but I live pretty close.

    AND LEAVE THE DAMN SAND FLEAS ALONE!! They are the Drill Instructor’s pets!

  11. Sir Christopher Comment by Sir Christopher

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    Right on Crunch and Son of Crunch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. AyUaxe Comment by AyUaxe

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    We are already proud of you, Crumb Crunchie and them that brought you along, too! God speed, indeed!

  13. Unregistered Comment by nerbygirl

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    Semper Fidelis, Crunchie Junior!
    If you have HALF the character of your father, you are a lucky man indeed.
    Thank you for your sacrifice.
    I have no doubt that you will make your father and mother proud.

  14. LC SkyeChild Comment by LC SkyeChild

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    Little Crunchie,

    Thank you for doing the job that Moonbat Americans won’t do.

    And a big OOO-RAH!

  15. LC Mrs. M-ITT™ Comment by LC Mrs. M-ITT™

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    Good luck Crunchie Jr.! We’re pulling for you, and knowing what a fine guy your Dad is I know you’ll do him and all of us proud.

    Semper Fi!

  16. DJ Allyn,  ITW Comment by DJ Allyn, ITW

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    Thank you in advance, Crumb. I think you would have rather gone to MCRD San Diego, but hey, can’t be too choosy.

    Of course, to old pissy, aching, worn-out farts like myself,

    Egads, yer just a young fella, Misha. Give yourself another decade or so, THEN start complaining about the aches and pains.
    :lol:

  17. LC & IB GuyS Comment by LC & IB GuyS

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    From an ol’ Sea dog, who wishes HE could still be carrying the torch, but realizes like it or not, it’s a young mans game … Semper Fi Crunchie Jr!! And if the Drill Instructor happens to ask you which branch of the service did you think you were getting into. (there is no right answer to most rhetorical questions asked by DI’s … or Company Commanders for that matter) You can tell em :

    “I joined the best part of the Department of the Navy, The United States Marines! .. Sir!!!”

    (I believe it still says Dept of the Navy on the top of Pay checks/stubs issued to Marines.)

  18. Lady Heather Comment by Lady Heather

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    Good luck and G-dspeed, Crunchie Jr. (*blows kiss*);)

    Oh, and don’t forget, y’all, Princess Natasha reports for boot camp today as well.

  19. Ten-Ten Comment by Ten-Ten

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    Ooh-Rah!

  20. LC JackBoot IC/A-OBR Comment by LC JackBoot IC/A-OBR

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    Fair Winds and Following Seas, young man. Rely on G_d and the Gunny and you’ll be fine.

    Basic is such a beautiful thing, a rabble is rapidly and at times, brutally shaped into a cohesive fighting unit. You’ll also expand your vocabulary of invective as well.

    It is a bit melancholy to see the next generation ship-out. As many others here, this old submariner would happily give a testicle to get into this donny-brook. (and YES, an old-dog ALWAYS has another good bite left in him). The best we can do is to encourage the heirs to carry-on, carrying on.

    If you happen to run across a young Army PFC with my family name on your travels (your Dad will provide that), give him a good poke in the chest for me. Don’t go for the abs though, unless yer swinging a lead-weighted bat.

    Ya’ Done Fine Crunch, he’ll be a credit to the Republic, the Corps and his family.

  21. LC MoMinuteMan Comment by LC MoMinuteMan

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    Best of luck to you Crumb, and thanks in advance for your service.

    I think you would have rather gone to MCRD San Diego

    Unless things have changes since my Brother joined The Corps in ‘84, where you go depends on which side of the Mississippi you come from. East side = Paradise Island, West side = Hollywood Marine.

    …old pissy, aching, worn-out farts like myself…

    Egads, yer just a young fella, Misha. Give yourself another decade or so, THEN start complaining about the aches and pains.

    While I would not presume to speak for Misha, I have a feeling he would say the same thing I told my Doctor today. She was telling me how I should get a lab workup and so forth every year to maintain a baseline against which to measure changes in my health and that I AM YOUNG (whoo hoo!!) and in pretty good health and she wants to keep me that way.

    I told her, “Doc, it ain’t the years, it’s the mileage.”

    (I should have had her write her Professional Opinion of my age in a Doctor’s Note that I could wave in The Ol’ Lady’s face when she starts in with her Old Fart stuff…)

  22. cmblake6 Comment by cmblake6

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    One of my sons is in the Pacific right now. A MARINE, and I’m proud! I wished they’d called me back, but I was retired reserve when all this S^*% came down, and they didn’t. Protect the nation with PRIDE! And to use my signature from elsewhere, “Remember your oath of enlistment? REMEMBER YOUR OATH OF ENLISTMENT!” We may need you at home, more than we need you overseas.

  23. Radical Redneck Comment by Radical Redneck

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    Godspeed Crunch Jr! You’ll do well, you come from fine stock!

  24. B.C., Imperial Torturer™ Comment by B.C., Imperial Torturer™

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    Crumb, just be sure to stay away from those gay, shaved wrestlers on the beach when you get your first town pass.

    :mrgreen:

  25. Unregistered Comment by LC Wes, Imperial Mohel

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    Godspeed, Crumb, and Semper Fidelis.

  26. LC HJ Caveman82952 Comment by LC HJ Caveman82952

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    My best friend in the service was a Marine, he gave and lost all he had. I remember and honor him with gratitude and pride. A simple man, far from pretentious or vain….one of the finest I ever knew. But then again…he was a Marine…..Good luck, Godspeed and don’t shoot your drill sergeants. They frown on that greatly. And don’t try to do anything right, you won’t. Take care and keep in touch.

  27. Mike M Comment by Mike M

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    Crunchie, you did warn your son, didn’t you, that he should be wary of those salty PFC’s, Lance Corporals and other scoundrels who think it’s the height of hilarity to send some young, naive Marine off to Supply to requisition prop wash, grid squares or buckets of ST-1’s, right? For that matter, the same goes for firing line, shore line, water line, sky line or coast line in any length.

  28. LC HJ Caveman82952 Comment by LC HJ Caveman82952

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    Well…I remember a guy apologizing to the lawn for stepping on it, or yet another standing in a dumpster screaming “I am civilian shit, Sir”…to every passer by. I discovered personally there were four hundred and thirty-six chain link fence posts surrounding the firing range….I didn’t make that mistake again. And God help you if you ever step on any bug, cigarette or any pet a sergeant fancies.

  29. LC 0311 crunchie Comment by LC 0311 crunchie

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    Thank you all for the well wishes for Jr. And thank you Sire for your eloquent (as always) words. You said a lot of what was left unsaid when he left.

    I am indeed proud of his decision, more than he probably knows, and I will be even prouder when he earns the Eagle, Globe and Anchor and the title Marine.

    It can not be inherited,
    Nor can it ever be purchased.

    You or no one alive
    can buy it for any price.

    It is impossible to rent
    and it can not be lent.

    You alone and our own
    have earned it
    with your blood, sweat and lives.

    You own it forever.
    The Title
    United States Marine.

    Keep the well wishes coming ya all. I intend on printing this out in a week or so and sending it to him. He’ll be needing some encouragement around then.

    Psychochick

    Will you get to hear from you son, or is he incommunicado?

    Except for letters, completely incommunicado until he graduates. Unless he is the platoon high shooter, in which case the DI’s may give him the option to make one 5 minute call home. I remember the high shooter in my platoon wished he hadn’t called home afterwards. Made him even more home sick.

    Apparently the Corps has websites you can go to and track the platoons progress through boot camp. Man, things have changed.

  30. LC HJ Caveman82952 Comment by LC HJ Caveman82952

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    Crunchie, my friend….I just thought of a day some three months from now….eyes searching for the one uniform in the crowd……the cadence, strong physique..s strong hug…..but most of all when you look your son in the eyes you will see a Marine……….and so will he.

  31. LC 0311 crunchie Comment by LC 0311 crunchie

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    Mike M

    Oh man, I remember those, or the ceiling buffer, or asking for volunteers to be the battalion flamethrower operator, and sending them to the Company Gunny to be measured for their asbestos uniform.

    We sent a boot down the Company Gunny once for a bag of grid squares and he came back because the Gunny told him they only had em by the gross and needed to know if we needed that many. The Gunny had kindly volunteered to substitute a dozen contour lines instead. So we sent him back saying that would be fine. The Gunny then sent the poor kid to the Bn. Sgt. Major! He played along and sent the boot someplace else. I don’t think any one let him in on it until evening formation when he reported back to the Platoon Sergeant he couldn’t get either the grid squares or the contour lines. After telling him the whole story, the Platoon Sergeant laughed his ass off and then chewed him out for being monumentally stupid.

    That can all wait until he gets to Infantry School though.

    MasterGuns

    From the looks of it he’ll be going to Pendleton for Infantry School. If that changes though and he goes to Camp Geiger at LeJeune, I will definitely have him look you up.

  32. LC John Wardle Comment by LC John Wardle

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    From an 11B3H to the upcoming 0311….

    Thank you for your service, and god bless you boys.

  33. LC Mike in Chi Comment by LC Mike in Chi

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    Congrats and thanks to both father and his progeny.
    Semper Fidelis