DalyDose of…USMC Birthday
Happy 235th Birthday USMC
Some of you know that I served in the United States Marine Corps. When I went in, I was a tiny recruit. My camouflage sizes were XS/XS (extra small, extra short). I was referred to as one of the “Ethiopian privates” and was made to eat food from the “Diet privates’” trays as a transfer of weight plan.
I look back at my official boot camp picture and I looked like a kid playing dress-up in dad’s clothes. They take these pictures in the first week so we have a dual look on our faces. There’s still the pure fear of being there, plus a face of soon-to-be warrior as the drill instructors dared anyone to attempt a smile. Yeah, I was definitely one of the smallest recruits. I think I was about 130 pounds and maybe 5 ft. 7 inches.
Keep reading to learn a bit more about my Marine Corps experience!