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#4703337 - 03/22/18 03:17 PM Grandson Graduated from Boot Camp
Al Offline


Registered: 06/08/02
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Loc: Elizabethtown, Pa
Managed to get his E-3. He has had a tough life but found his nitch, I think.
His brother enlisted in the Marines and goes to Boot Camp this summer.



Edited by Al (03/22/18 03:17 PM)
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#4703340 - 03/22/18 03:20 PM Re: Grandson Graduated from Boot Camp [Re: Al]
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Congrats! He looks pleased as punch.
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#4703351 - 03/22/18 03:30 PM Re: Grandson Graduated from Boot Camp [Re: Al]
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Congrats! What does the ribbon and medallion stand for?
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#4703356 - 03/22/18 03:35 PM Re: Grandson Graduated from Boot Camp [Re: Al]
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Congrats!

AL, may I ask what training/specializations he plans to attend/take during service?
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#4703365 - 03/22/18 03:42 PM Re: Grandson Graduated from Boot Camp [Re: skyactiv]
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Registered: 09/12/04
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Loc: Basehor, KS
Originally Posted By: skyactiv
Congrats! What does the ribbon and medallion stand for?

The ribbon is the National Defense Service Medal. It has been awarded to service members since 9/11/2001, for their service.
The medal is a marksmanship medal. There are three levels: Marksman, Sharpshooter, Expert. I assume it is for the M16, since that is what they are trained onduring basic training. I can't tell which level he was awarded.

Let me add my congratulations to him for his successful completion. His advanced training will be less stressful and just as rewarding.

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#4703381 - 03/22/18 03:53 PM Re: Grandson Graduated from Boot Camp [Re: Al]
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Registered: 06/05/02
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Oh man, that is great and congratulations. thumbsup

I would imagine Grandpa Al is a very proud Gampi. grin

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#4703384 - 03/22/18 03:54 PM Re: Grandson Graduated from Boot Camp [Re: pandus13]
Al Offline


Registered: 06/08/02
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Originally Posted By: pandus13
Congrats!

AL, may I ask what training/specializations he plans to attend/take during service?

I believe it is equipment operator. No sure of the exact specialty.

Originally Posted By: skyactiv
Congrats! What does the ribbon and medallion stand for?

I don't know about the ribbon. The medal may be some type of shooting rank?

Thanks all and thanks for the clarification. He turned out to be a good kid. A few years you would have your doubts.


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#4703385 - 03/22/18 03:55 PM Re: Al [Re: JayhawkRoy]
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#4703393 - 03/22/18 04:00 PM Re: Grandson Graduated from Boot Camp [Re: Al]
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Congrats! Thank him for his service.
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#4703400 - 03/22/18 04:03 PM Re: Grandson Graduated from Boot Camp [Re: skyactiv]
JayhawkRoy Offline


Registered: 09/12/04
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Loc: Basehor, KS
What you call a medallion is the marksmanship medal he was awarded. As stated above, I can't tell which level he was awarded, nor for which weapon, but most likely was for the M16 rifle performance.

The NDSM ribbon is officially called a medal, because there is a medal version of this award. The ribbon is worn on the uniform.

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#4703421 - 03/22/18 04:24 PM Re: Grandson Graduated from Boot Camp [Re: Al]
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Registered: 05/14/07
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Loc: Indianapolis, IN
Congratulations!

You're blessed twice, as the Marine will double the joy when he gets "booted" in this summer.
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#4703434 - 03/22/18 04:32 PM Re: Grandson Graduated from Boot Camp [Re: Al]
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Congrats to both. You should be very proud!
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#4703475 - 03/22/18 05:06 PM Re: Grandson Graduated from Boot Camp [Re: Al]
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Registered: 04/20/17
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Loc: Utah, USA
Congrats!!
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#4703476 - 03/22/18 05:06 PM Re: Grandson Graduated from Boot Camp [Re: Al]
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Registered: 10/14/14
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That's GREAT dude!

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#4703477 - 03/22/18 05:06 PM Re: Grandson Graduated from Boot Camp [Re: Al]
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Congratulations !!!

Both him and yourself must feel very proud and with good reason.
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