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Open Letter of Gratitude to SS Members

FacFortia

Marine
Verified Military
Joined
May 3, 2016
Messages
13
Location
San Clemente, CA
#1
Dear members of ShadowSpear,

Yesterday I received a phone call from my recruiter informing me that operations section had approved my request to move my ship date forward to April and my job request for RECON.

Words cannot describe how ecstatic I feel and my excitement to truly begin my journey to become a Marine and a member of the SOF community. Those of you that know my story are aware of the trials and tribulations I faced from my initial enlistment date until now- losing 30 lbs to be able to enlist, reaching levels of physical fitness I never knew I could attain in order to be approved ship to boot under an HZ contract, among other things. I know I still have a long journey ahead of me, but I could not have gotten to where I am now without the guidance of the veteran and active duty members of this forum. For that, I am eternally grateful.

Semper Fi,

Poolee Dan Rigsby
 

Agoge

Verified Military
Joined
Oct 14, 2010
Messages
2,621
#6
The mind will always give out before the body. People don't realize the levels of punishment they can endure until they actually set their minds to it -- and then experience it. That little mind controls the body -- it's that simple. If you have the correct mindset, your body will physically give out before your mind does.

Drive on...until you physically can't.
 

FacFortia

Marine
Verified Military
Joined
May 3, 2016
Messages
13
Location
San Clemente, CA
#8
I appreciate the kind words of wisdom and encouragement, Marines. I look forward to the day I may call all of you my brothers.

Also, quick (possibly boot ass) question: perhaps it's just another case of misinformation by the internet, but a while back I read somewhere that the only way Marines fail BRPC/BRC is if they DOR. Is that true? Sounds like bullshit to me, but you never can tell.
 

Scubadew

Verified Military
Joined
Jul 1, 2013
Messages
1,294
Location
East Coast
#9
I appreciate the kind words of wisdom and encouragement, Marines. I look forward to the day I may call all of you my brothers.

Also, quick (possibly boot ass) question: perhaps it's just another case of misinformation by the internet, but a while back I read somewhere that the only way Marines fail BRPC/BRC is if they DOR. Is that true? Sounds like bullshit to me, but you never can tell.
You still have to meet the standards. There are pass/fail evolutions.