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    OLDEST MARINE TURNS 102
    He joined the Corps be­fore the Great Depression, served in Vietnam, and — amazingly — still lives to tell the story. The oldest liv­ing Marine turned 102 on Nov. 25, according to a re­port in the Philadelphia Bulletin.
    Retired Master Sgt. Al­fred DeSerio was born in 1906 in south Philadelphia and enlisted in the Corps in 1928, the Bulletin reported. He attended basic training at the Philadelphia Navy Yard.
    DeSerio served 42 years in the Corps, and fought in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. He retired in De­cember 1970.
    During a ceremony held in his honor, he was pre­sented with a flag flown over the Iwo Jima Memori­al in Washington, D.C., a ci­tation and a challenge coin from the commandant and sergeant major of the Ma­rine Corps according to the article.
    When asked why he en­listed in the Marines, DeSe­rio told the Bulletin, “I saw a movie. The uniform looked so good, I said ‘this is for me.’ ”</SPAN>
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    ...And shephards we shall be. For thee my lord, for thee. Power hath descended forth from thy hand. That our feet may swiftly carry out thy command. So we shall flow a river forth to thee. And teeming with souls shall it ever be. E Nomini Patri, E Fili, E Spiritu Sancti.

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    Now that is old skool.... I bet his 782 gear wasn't much then...
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    R.I.P. my Bros from the 1st MAR DIV, 3rd MAR DIV, 25th I.D., 10th MTN DIV, V Corps, 170th IBCT who gave their lives in the Cold War, Marines we lost in Korea during Team Spirit '89 & Okinawa '89- bodies never recovered, Panama, 1st Gulf War, Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq...





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    • #3
      That says a lot of what the Old Breed really is.......OOH_RAH!!!!!
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      ...And shephards we shall be. For thee my lord, for thee. Power hath descended forth from thy hand. That our feet may swiftly carry out thy command. So we shall flow a river forth to thee. And teeming with souls shall it ever be. E Nomini Patri, E Fili, E Spiritu Sancti.

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      • #4
        102 that is pretty old. He must have been through a lot over the years.

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