It was 19 years ago today that I graduated from Marine Corps boot camp. Such an adventure that was. Good people that I served with and amazing times that were had. Most fun, some...not so much. But with the passing of time, the hardships are lessened and the fond memories strengthened. Such is the way of all adventures I think.
I spent the better part of the 1990's in the Corps. And while I know I had a life of twenty years before it, I can't remember a time when I was not a Marine. The influence from that has been paramount to who I have become. I wish some of the lessons learned would have stuck a little more, but on the whole I cannot complain.
So Semper Fi to my brothers and sisters in the Corps, both past, present and future. It was an honor to serve.