S: LCpl Allen, William A. U.S. Marine Corps 7/8/07 to 7/8/11
BC: "Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference. The Marines don't have that problem." PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN, 1985 | Allen William A. | Allen William A. | Created with love for Billy, love always, Mom
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1: Lance Corporal Allen, William A. United States Marine Corps July 9, 2007 to July 8, 2011
2: Boot Camp United States Marine Corps Recruiting Depot San Diego, California July 9, 2007 to October 5, 2007
4: Allen William A. | Allen William A. | 1st Recruit Training Battalion Delta Company | Allen William A.
5: 13 weeks making of a Marine | Allen William A. | Allen William A. | Assigned Clothing | Barracks Assignment | Allen William A. | Allen William A. | Platoon 1061
6: Seating in the bleachers at the parade deck | *
7: 13 weeks Making of a Marine | *
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11: Boot Camp Graduation Two Day Event | October 4 and 5, 2007 | Allen William A. | Allen William A.
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14: Moto Run There were many family members and friends there in support of the recruits | Mom, Grandma Robin, Aunt Suzanne and Jim Donovan were there in support of Billy The weather was beautiful October 4, 2007 | Allen William A. | Allen William A.
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17: Eagle, Globe & Anchor Ceremony October 5, 2007
18: Between 600 and 700 Graduates | Pass and Review | It was impressive
20: Proudest Day William becomes a United States Marine
22: Enjoyed lunch and picture taking on a beautiful day with the new U.S. Marine!
23: A very proud Mom | Grandma (Robin L. Kamradt) | Aunt Suzanne La Croix | Jim Donovan
24: Wildfires burning at Camp Pendleton Fox Company spent time camped out on a runway | Marine Combat Training MCT November 2007 to February 2008 Camp Pendleton, California "EVERY MARINE IS A RIFLEMAN"
25: USMC | Devil Dog | Allen William A | Allen William A
26: USMC | Devil Dog | Allen William A | Allen William A
28: The School House
29: Military Occupational Specialty | MOS 5711 - CBRN (Pronounced C-BURN) Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Defense Specialist February 2008 to April 2008
32: Death Before Dishonor
37: MCAS Iwakuni Japan The Marine Corps Best Kept Secret May 2008 to July 2010
42: Memories | "There is no better friend... and no worse enemy than a United States Marine."
43: Good Times
48: Iwakuni Cherry Blossom Festival
50: Beautiful Japan
52: According to tradition, Tun Tavern was where the United States Marine Corps held its first recruitment drive. On November 10, 1775, the First Continental Congress commissioned Samuel Nicholas, a Quaker innkeeper, to raise two battalions of marines in Philadelphia. The tavern’s manager, Robert Mullan, was the "chief Marine Recruiter." Prospective volunteers flocked to the place, enticed by cold beer and the opportunity to join the new corps
53: Iwakuni Marine Corps Ball November 10
54: Iwakuni Marine Corps Ball | Marine Corps Ball 2008 MAG-12 CBRN shop LCpl Selhorst, Cpl Washington, LCpl Liles, PFC Slover, PFC Allen, LCpl Heller
55: LCpl Allen and Cpl Kriss, Justin; (aka Cpl Amazing)
56: Iwakuni Marine Corps Ball
58: Lance Corporal Allen
61: Snowboarding at Nagano, Japan Home of the 1998 Winter Olympics
62: ALL BUNDLED UP
63: READY TO GO
69: A Day at Yu Beach
77: Barbecue Anyone?
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81: Iwo Jima | Allen, William A. | Allen, William A.
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85: Camp Pendleton, California July 2010 to July 2011 1st Marine Division CBRN Chief Instructor
86: The Shop
88: Paint Ball Course
89: Doing the CBRN thing
95: From the Halls of Montezuma To the Shores of Tripoli, We fight our country's battles In the air, on land, and sea. First to fight for right and freedom, And to keep our honor clean, We are proud to claim the title Of United States Marines. Our Flag's unfurled to every breeze From dawn to setting sun; We have fought in every clime and place Where we could take a gun. In the snow of far-off northern lands And in sunny tropic scenes, You will find us always on the job The United States Marines. Here's health to you and to our Corps Which we are proud to serve; In many a strife we've fought for life And never lost our nerve. If the Army and the Navy Ever look on Heaven's scenes, They will find the streets are guarded By United States Marines