IamA veteran of 5 1/2 years in the active duty USMC (1998-2003). 3 days after I got out, I sent out 50 resumes, got denied on all of them so I volunteered to go to Iraq and went to war for 5 1/2 months. AMA!
January 1998-July 2003
MCRD OKINAWA CHERRY POINT NC 26 MEU
Here's me in the middle in Iraq https://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=1450570866274&set=t.1172962934&type=3&theater