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21 Photos That Reveal The Secret Life Inside The Marines

Adapt and Overcome

Marines always find a way to accomplish the mission. Whether that’s taking down an entire village or cleaning out gutters.

Marines can handle anything.

Marines Adapt and Overcome

Lot’s Of Individual Talent

One of the best parts about being in the Marines was being able to interact with people all over the US. Some people from different parts of the world.

You never know who you’ll run into or what strange talents they have.

Marines Have Mad Talent

Marines Can Squeeze Into Tight Spots

Whether it’s being packed in a C-130, bus, or a small room to get some sleep.

Marines will pile up and squeeze into any space.

Marines Get In Tight Situations

Who Needs Promotions?

Getting promoted in the Marine Corps is borderline impossible. That’s why you see Lance Corporals doing the jobs of SGT’s and SSGT’s.

No Rank No Problem

Marines Will PT Anywhere

Look I wasn’t that motivated when I was active, but don’t be surprised to see Marines in the Field lifting water jugs, doing pushups, running yelling obscene cadences and other absurd things to get their pump.

Marines Love PT

Marines Survive on Tobacco, Energy Drinks & Alcohol

Before I joined the Marines I didn’t drink or do anything crazy. After I was in for a few years I drank, smoked, dipped, and all sorts of crazy things that’s bad for your health.

It kept me going, especially while in combat.

Sometimes you have to stay up for days and only sleep for a couple hours. You would do anything to stay awake and keep your mind occupied.

Marines Lifeblood

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  1. Reply
    criolle johnny May 29, 2015 at 12:45 AM

    Meal Ready to Eat
    Three lies for the price of one.
    As true as it ever was.

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    John Lawrence June 3, 2015 at 10:43 AM

    You nailed it! Pictures and your comments told the entire story.



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    SGT P June 3, 2015 at 3:51 PM

    Thanks John! Semper Fi

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    olga June 4, 2015 at 1:54 PM

    wow, I”am a Marine Mom, crying reading and watching the images, most of you say is
    what I heard from my son and he is only been there one year , any advice based on your experience I will appreciate very much thanks for sharing experience with us, God Bless you

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    SGT P June 4, 2015 at 7:05 PM

    Hi Olga,

    The best advice I can give you is to provide him support. He may need you most when he gets out of the Marines. Transitioning back to the civilian world is one of the hardest things most vets deal with.

    Be patient, be proud, and be supportive.

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    0352 June 6, 2015 at 8:48 AM

    And since you said “God bless”,I would caution you to be very patient and understanding. He is a SHEEP DOG now and he will never totally be a sheep again, but he will still run with the flock.

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    Cpl. Simoneaux June 6, 2015 at 11:46 AM

    Nailed it! My brother before me, myself and now my son all Marines. Semper Fidelis brother!

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    Uncle Jaco June 6, 2015 at 7:51 PM

    Unfortunetely too few will ever experirce what you did. If they had they would understand that freedom is not free. Thank you for your service. We may not agree with our politicians when they decide to send us to war, but a serviceman, particularly a Marine, does not question why he/she just moves out. Treasure your service it has already made you a better and stronger person. We could mot be prouder of you. Jaco and Dolores

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    Cpl N June 6, 2015 at 9:11 PM

    “If it don’t suck, we don’t do it…” LOL

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    jeannie June 7, 2015 at 12:08 AM

    Came upon this site accidentally looking for my nephew.after the first sentence I couldn’t stop reading.it is awesome,you should try to go deeper and write a book.if not start a blog for all the unrecognized soldiers out there. The closest I have come to war is my mom,native south Wales England.she and her mom worked in a bomb factory ( she suffered ptsd all her life)against the Germans.my great grandfather was a bombardier. I just lost my mom 12/23/14 and this brought back memories from stories she told, still in my mind.thank you for your personal sacrifices,and god bless……Jeannie

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    samuel cordova August 19, 2015 at 8:53 PM

    10 years later still praying for the young Marines and their parents, and loved one . Of I will the fallen that served with my son in Iraq. I will never forget them . God Bless them all. S.C.

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    samuel cordova August 19, 2015 at 8:56 PM

    Sorry was crying at the time I wrote my comment, what can I say. Just a father Praying for our troops.

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    Brendan Henson September 1, 2015 at 2:14 PM

    Im studying for the ASVAB and I want to be a Marine, thanks for the website

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    Kathy March 3, 2016 at 10:42 PM

    I would like to get a release to paint some of your site’s pictures. Who do I contact?
    Thanks for a Quick Response

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    motowiredawg August 26, 2016 at 11:49 AM


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