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Join date: Oct 9, 2022

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I enlisted in 1984 and was placed on delayed entry for eight months and went to Paris Island in Feb-1985. I didn't know it then but two of my best friends in the world and in this game were on the Island at the same time. I was in 1st Battalion, B Co. Plt.1037. Our series had a weird dude waling around taking notes for a book that was published titled "Boot" by Daniel De la Cruz. He mostly stayed with 1036 but did observe us from time to time as we went through each phase. If you ever read the book he wrote, he took a bit of license with the series high shooter. It was me but he didn't say so. I won my first match on qual day 5-April-1985 on the "World Famous" Dog Range on Paris Island with a score of 232/250 from a very worn M-16A1. It was the start of a path that has lead me to the Distinguished Rifleman

Badge, Presidents Hundred, all NRA classifications up to High Master, CMP volunteer, PCGC Junior team coach, and now a plank member of the new MCL Marksmanship Detachment. I didn't stay in the Corps to get everything it had to give, but what I did get has been this past time, the experience of serving, and the pride of being a Marine for as long as I live

Greg Ficklin

Greg Ficklin

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