MIL So my job has been the complete opposite of why I joined the Corps so far

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  1. Pusan

    Pusan New Member

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    Im in a PRP unit right now and I'm working at the Dover Port Mortuary all week for the final week of my secondary MOS School . I cant reveal any names or what's coming in/came in but while it's depressing to be there I'm honored at the chance to be honest.

    It's also fascinating to see how they identify/ see what actually happens to our fallen brothers who died in theatre.

    Still have yet to vomit though.

    But I cant wait to get out of this unit after I'm done my tour.


    I'll be in Iraq soon thoguh.
     
  2. nitak

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    aren't you 0311, did they fap you out to another mos or something ?
     
  3. Pusan

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    this unit was the only one that rated 0311s now im training as a 0471 Mortuary Affairs Specialist.

    I will say that ever person is insanely taken care of that comes into dover.
     
  4. kidhero

    kidhero not really a hero, really just a big fat phony

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    do you have a sense of pride in what you're doing?

    are you now more keenly self aware of the situation war brings?

    do you understand the sacrifices others before you have made?

    welcome to the marine corps.
     
  5. Pusan

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    I see what youre saying, and Im glad I get this experience honestly. I was talking more job wise, but the whole reality of it is definetly more clear to me now.

    I'll just say fuck IEDs.
     
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    are they any pictures of anything youre allowed to share?

    i dont mean bodies
     
  7. Pusan

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    Nothing besides reception area. Anything down a hallway requires a special keycard to open the doors.


    I took part in a "Dignified Transfer" where we essentially took Transfer Cases off a jet and drove them to the mortuary. It was neat because only about 50 people are allowed to be near the flightline and it was rare for a Marine that's not I&I who come down to take part in it. I cant say how many but it was interesting to be a part of it.

    The Army honor guard get's blackhawked in everytime they come down. Along with a 2-Star.

    The week is over, and tommorow is another day for them as with that one missing soldier coming in sometime soon. It was an experience to work there and to really see what happens to our guys when they die.
     
  8. copiertalk

    copiertalk Secure Our Borders! OT Supporter

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    I do not know how to put it to words.

    From the family side and yours. Thank you. You do a job I know I could not do. I am sorry for the famililies and I am sorry for our fallen heroes.

    When they pass before you, and when you say your prayor, ADD my name/thoughts to those that pass.

    thank you.
     
  9. kidhero

    kidhero not really a hero, really just a big fat phony

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    As morbid as it may sound, you're experiencing something very special.
     
  10. Pusan

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    We had a group of med student's come through when I was workign on a particular set of remains and I looked up and she made eye contact with me and I swore she was goign to cry/vomit at the same time, It's weird how quickly youre desensitized to it all.

    Unfortunatley, I made the mistake of looking too much at the names so some are burned in my brain and I've looked up their service pictures compared to what I saw and it's hard but even after I get out of this MOS and back to the grunts/out of the Marine Corps, I know I've taken care of the guys that get a 5 second spot on CNN before they talk about Anna Nicole or something again, and It's so far been a experience I wont forget.
     
  11. NPH

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    is Pusan your last name? I went to boot with someone with that name
     
  12. Pusan

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    Nope, I'm not korean or anything. It's just a name.
     
  13. djbuzzfuzz

    djbuzzfuzz OT Supporter

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    Hey,
    As a Marine on I&I duty, we appreciate the shit you guys do.
    Why does it take so long to get a Death Cert.?
    Families are stuck between bill collectors and the "Pending" death cert.
     
  14. Pusan

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    I have no Idea how that works. Servicemembers wont leave theatre without being pronounced dead by a medical doctor, but still are only "belived to be" whomever, when they get to dover then they are positively id'd by FBI fingerprinters/dna/dental. From then I assume it's regular buisness as usual in processing that stuff.
     
  15. RoblesGT

    RoblesGT [Track Days: 19 ][Crashes: 1] [SuMo Days: 1 ][Cras OT Supporter

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    thanks for your service jarhead
     
  16. Pusan

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    the one thing that ever stopped me from going into the marines for infantry is the fact that they can fuck you on your MOS whenever they want. that's bullshit.

    in the navy once you have a rate/mos you keep it unless YOU want to change it.
     

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