Black and White By Raymond Roy Tun Tavern 1775 Espirit de Corps they call it , a willingness to die. Not a jury’s verdict, but boot camp on P.I. Devil dogs before them, earned title that they seek, Transformation from fatherless, phony tough, crazy and meek. Stand on yellow footprints , wee hours of the … Continue reading “Black and White” by Raymond Roy #flashfiction
I am humbled to to have my first guest writer on my blog. Even more so, I am honored that he is a fellow Marine, willing to share his point of view. A point of view from a vantage point of view, few can say they have experienced. To fully appreciate his perspective, approximately 7% … Continue reading “Biggest Kid on the Block”, guest blogger, USMC combat Veteran.
Rattle Rattle, "spare change?" , "help a brother out"? Pan handling, it's not so bad. You never have to worry about making eye contact with anybody. Although the concrete IS hot in the summer and sucks the life's blood out of you in the winter. My knees ache, and butt gets numb at times. Don't … Continue reading Society’s Tourniquet By Raymond Roy #FFFAW
36 years ago I started my journey to earn the title of US Marine. No doubt the yellow footprints come to mind but today, I remember a time through all the the chaos of Marine bootcamp that I found even more surreal than the days that started at 0530 with reville blasting and two minutes … Continue reading Firewatch
For those that aren't military or around the military, Jody is the name given to the person that a spouse back home cheats with/leaves the deployed spouse for. Jody Glowing Taxi tail lights fade into the night. The hybrid vehicle's virtually … Continue reading Jody:100 Word Challenge
Training Day 1 (T-1) of Marine Corps bootcamp many years ago, we were told. "Look at each other and let's make something clear!" "There is no black, white, yellow, brown, or red!" "There is only green!"Some may be dark green or light green but you are all green and equally worthless!" It was the removal … Continue reading U.S.M.C. (Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children)
El Centro or Bust (A Steve G. Adventure) "Hey Roy, lets go to El Centro real quick!" Steve G. Popped his head in my Barracks room door, circa 1984 Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, AZ. It was Friday and adventure called. "Sounds good Steve. I'll be I'll be over in about an hour." Long before … Continue reading El Centro or Bust (A Steve G. Adventure)
While in the U.S. Marines, I'd been stationed in Iwakuni , Japan for about 9 months primarily working on Sidewinder Missile launchers. I had the opportunity to deploy to Korea on a team exercise with the South Korean Marines. (ROK Marines) Unfortunately part of being an E-3 Lance Corporal meant $hit details. In this case … Continue reading Karaoke Guard-shack