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


Last edited by Al; 03/22/18 03:17 PM.

Re: Grandson Graduated from Boot Camp [Re: Al] #4703340
03/22/18 03:20 PM
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Congrats! He looks pleased as punch.


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Re: Grandson Graduated from Boot Camp [Re: Al] #4703351
03/22/18 03:30 PM
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Congrats! What does the ribbon and medallion stand for?


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Re: Grandson Graduated from Boot Camp [Re: Al] #4703356
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Congrats!

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


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Re: Grandson Graduated from Boot Camp [Re: skyactiv] #4703365
03/22/18 03:42 PM
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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.

Re: Grandson Graduated from Boot Camp [Re: Al] #4703381
03/22/18 03:53 PM
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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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Re: Grandson Graduated from Boot Camp [Re: pandus13] #4703384
03/22/18 03:54 PM
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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.

Last edited by Al; 03/22/18 03:55 PM.

Re: Al [Re: JayhawkRoy] #4703385
03/22/18 03:55 PM
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I would do 20 years and retire


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Re: Grandson Graduated from Boot Camp [Re: Al] #4703393
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Congrats! Thank him for his service.


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Re: Grandson Graduated from Boot Camp [Re: skyactiv] #4703400
03/22/18 04:03 PM
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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.

Re: Grandson Graduated from Boot Camp [Re: Al] #4703421
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Congratulations!

You're blessed twice, as the Marine will double the joy when he gets "booted" in this summer.


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Re: Grandson Graduated from Boot Camp [Re: Al] #4703434
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Congrats to both. You should be very proud!


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Re: Grandson Graduated from Boot Camp [Re: Al] #4703475
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Congrats!!


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Re: Grandson Graduated from Boot Camp [Re: Al] #4703476
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That's GREAT dude!

Re: Grandson Graduated from Boot Camp [Re: Al] #4703477
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Congratulations !!!

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


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