Semper Fidelis, My Brother,
For all I know, you may have been the 1st Brother to have been admitted to the United States Marine Corps, which is one of the great privileges afforded you during this time.
I have had the privilege of serving my country during The Pax Americana, that this country snuck in, during the years of: 1976 - 1980. I still consider myself a U.S.M.C. Veteran, I'm, just not provided the benefits that the participants that were there during the assorted violent conflicts, receive, and, so richly, deserve.
God bless your family, and, someday I'll see you at your Guard Post at the Pearly Gates.