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ONCE A MARINE...ALWAYS A MARINE
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ONCE A MARINE...ALWAYS A MARINE - October 21, 2006, 02:58 PM

My dad is a retired Marine (20+yrs) and I know there are some (military) Marines on this site so I wanted to share…..

I was given the opportunity to attend the preview before the opening of the National Museum Of The Marine Corps located outside of Quantico Marine Corps Base. For those of us coming south of the base, its that weird alien-like thing coming out of the ground that looks like it should have been in the movie Independence Day.

Anyhoo-The museum isn’t open to the public until Nov 11, but I recommend all go and see how awesome it is. It’s absolutely amazing. Some might find it overwhelming. Its all the history about the Marines…from beginning (enlisting-shaving of the heads) to end (the war that is occurring at this moment. The exhibits are extraordinary and they have a simulator u can ride (adults & kids), there is a booth u can step in and experience 2 drill sergeants (one for each ear) yelling like they've gone mad, and they even have a Mess Hall, and Tun Tavern that was duplicated from the original one in PA…You can eat and get drunk!!!

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October 21, 2006, 03:02 PM

good write up and pics!
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October 21, 2006, 03:06 PM

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good write up and pics!
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Thanks for sharing your experience and pics. I can't wait to get some of my fellow Marine buddies and go see this


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October 21, 2006, 03:27 PM

WOW, I'm not very big into military things (Didn't say I'm not patriotic, so don't start that) but this looks amazing! I think it's something I'll actually take the kids too. Thanks for the preview because I never would have gone otherwise!!!

Perhaps I ought to add that my dad served in the Army in WWll (Battle of the Bulge), My brother served in the Navy, and my ex is an ARMY pilot currently serving in Iraq. So I've been exposed to a bit of Military things as an former officer's wife. Yeah, I have issues.


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October 21, 2006, 04:06 PM

As a proud sister of a Marine. Those pictures are really great thanks. My brother did 2 tours in Iraq. Now living in Boston doing the whole trying to round up more Marines. I am very proud of him and every member of our Marines and other Brances of Armed Services. Thanks again for the pictures will definetly make a weekend to go to this.
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October 21, 2006, 04:20 PM

Thanks fpr the pics. That looks awesome Im gonna have to see this.


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Semper Fi....
Awesome pics!


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October 21, 2006, 05:20 PM

sweet, I will have to make a trip down there once it's open.


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October 21, 2006, 07:32 PM

So that's what that is! I always thought it was gonna be some kind of roller coaster or something.Passed it dozens of times.Im gonna ahve to check this out.I love museums,especially ones with airplanes


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October 21, 2006, 07:49 PM

That looks cool. Thanx for the pics





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October 21, 2006, 08:59 PM

Nice pics.... Thanks!!!


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October 21, 2006, 10:52 PM

Nice! Thanks for sharing!


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Yeah, I cant wait for this museum to open+


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