The Few the Proud and the The Brave. Timothy Durham A corporal in the United States Marine Corps Considers himself to be a example of what the Marines exemplify. ‘I am a Marine to the heart 100%.’ Timothy joined the Marines at the age of twenty three, in search of a better lie for both himself and his daughter. He felt like the Marines would be the best route to not only developing him into manhood but also providing him with the best ‘possible benefits’. ‘I wanted To be a better person and open up doors of opportunity for myself.
I wanted to provide for my family, buy a house and be able to live comfortably. What better way then to serve my country.’ During his four years in the Marines Timothy has traveled thought the United States and around the world to Japan, Australia, Korea, Panama and the Phillipines. In Addition He has relieved numerous certificates of commendation for going above and beyond. Because of being such an outstanding Timothy and 13 others from his squad were invited to preform in the Australian bicentennial parade to preform military drills.
But despite his accomplishments What does it mean to be a Marine? ‘Discipline, heart, Attention to detail and pride ” are all qualities that Timothy feels are to being a Marine. The Marines are the toughest branch of the military. They break you down and build you back up. It requires strength, endurance, and determination. Everyone is not trade for the Marines because it is both a physical and mental challenge.
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You have to be able to take instruction and follow them. You have to me Marine quality.’ A day as a Marine is very extensive. A Marines day begins at 4: 30 am. Physical Training starts at 5: 00 am and last for an hour.
Immediacy following is morning formation a brief explanation of the days activity as well as morning attendance. Whether on the field or in the classroom military training begins at 7: 00 am. This a basic class which last 5 hrs and teaches skills for combat. Lunch last about 40 mind and is followed by another shower. Then comes field training a basic overview of the skills learned in the classroom.
Next, is weapons cleaning. Company formation begins at 4: 00 pm. This is a marching drill exercise that teaches marching skills. The Squads day comes to a close after dinner with liberty or free time. Timothy says that liberty was time for the Marine to relax from the days stress. ‘We played cards, pool, watched T.
V. whatever we just tried to have fun and we drank beer.’ As a child Timothy grew up in the inner city of Cleveland. He often found himself in trouble with his mother, his teachers and the law. He believes that joining was the best move he has ever made. Does he regret any of his experience as a Marine? Absolutley not! ! ! ‘I learned that there is nothing that I can not do. That even when up against obstacles I have the mental powers to push myself.’ ‘I wanted to be a part of a team but not just any team I wanted to be on the best team.
I love the status. We are number one and everyone knows it and that makes me proud.’ ‘We used to have a joke around Aint Ready for the Marines yet (A. R. M. Y. ) ‘ Timothy fells that he could not have joined a better form of the military ‘ the Marine does’t tell you to be all that you can be it pushed you further it allowed you to reach new without limitations, that’s what makes the Marine so great..