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Marines to Clemson UPDATE

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Posted: Oct 1, 2014 6:56 PM
 

I just wanted to thank all of you for your ideas a while back on bringing a group of 11 of my Marines to Clemson, SC.

It will be a go!

We'll be coming down the evening of Thursday, 9 October and returning to Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, NC on Sunday, 12 October. We're staying at a friend's lakehouse on Hartwell! The goal was to keep things cheap and it looks like the only thing they'll be paying for are 5 meals and splitting gas between 3 vehicles! They are all very excited and I can't wait to share what Clemson has to offer with them.


Here's the schedule:
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THURSDAY
Dinner at Wingin' It

FRIDAY
Presentation by Daniel Rodriguez and other Clemson players.
Presentation by Colonel Sandy Edge (representing the Clemson Corps) at the Memorial Park/Scroll of Honor (history of Clemson, Clemson's military heritage, LtCol Jimmie Dyess, and the Memorial Park).
Lunch at The Esso
Presentation by the Clemson Registrar's Office (Veterans liaison and certifier for the GI Bill -- scholarships available, grants available, and what their GI Bill covers and how to use it).
Tour of Athletic Facilities
Dinner at 356

SATURDAY
Tailgating in Lot 4
Tigerwalk
Louisville @ Clemson
More tailgating in Lot 4

SUNDAY
Lunch in downtown Greenville followed by some NFL football watching
Heading home

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Of the 11 active duty Marines:
-9 have never been on a college campus
-8 are younger than 26 years old
-7 have never been to a large sporting event
-Other than Parris Island, 7 have never been to South Carolina
-6 have never tailgated before
-4 don't know what tailgating is (driving too close to the car in front of you??)
-2 have their undergraduate degrees (one of my guys played DT for Cornell)
-1 is a Louisville fan
-0 are a fan of South Carolina


If any of you have other suggestions, I'm all ears!

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Sounds like a great trip!


Posted: Oct 1, 2014 7:02 PM
 

I'm sure they will appreciate your work to show them all of the hospitality Clemson has to offer, while we, in turn, show you and your colleagues all of the appreciation we have for your courageous service.


This sounds like an awesome trip


Posted: Oct 1, 2014 7:03 PM
 

I hope the men have the time of their lives.


Re: Marines to Clemson UPDATE


Posted: Oct 1, 2014 7:03 PM
 

If the VA rep is still JE, make sure you disregard anything she says.

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Re: Marines to Clemson UPDATE

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Posted: Oct 1, 2014 7:04 PM
 

Semper Fi and I hope they have a blast. Wouldn't surprise me one bit if we don't have a CU enrollee or two when their military hitch is up.

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Re: Marines to Clemson UPDATE

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Posted: Oct 1, 2014 7:26 PM
 

Is there anywhere we can send a check to help with the weekend expenses? What a great weekend it will be.

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Re: Marines to Clemson UPDATE


Posted: Oct 1, 2014 7:47 PM
 

Thanks for the offer! I just sent you a tmail. Definitely appreciate the consideration, but we've been fortunate so far!

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Posted: Oct 1, 2014 7:35 PM
 

Sounds like a great trip -I especially liked that final comment. Keep them hating everything Chicken.

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Possible Addition

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Posted: Oct 1, 2014 8:03 PM
 

Sometime Friday - get a milkshake at the Hendrix Center - very end of the building towards the stoplight.

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Definitely! We have that on the schedule


Posted: Oct 1, 2014 8:10 PM
 

Thanks for the input!

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Re: Marines to Clemson UPDATE

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Posted: Oct 1, 2014 8:23 PM
 

you should call the athletic office and see if they can rub the rock and run down the hill. They may not think it is that big of a deal until Saturday when they see the crowd, hear the roar and see the team run down the hill. Then they will know what it is all about and know that they did that!!


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Posted: Oct 2, 2014 1:58 PM
 

what an absolutely great idea!!


yall have fun!***


Posted: Oct 1, 2014 8:53 PM
 



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There's something in these hills.


GET SOME sir...they're in good hands too

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Posted: Oct 1, 2014 8:57 PM
 

i'm loving life teaching MCJROTC at Branham High School in San Jose, CA after I retired in June of this year. I'll be yelling for the Tigers from out here while I'm watching. Glad to see you taking care of the boys like I knew you would once you hit the FMF. Good for you and those Devil Dogs....Take care and keep being there for your Marines. They'll never forget you for that.

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Good to hear from you Guns!


Posted: Oct 2, 2014 7:22 AM
 

Thanks for the kind words. Let me know the next time you are this way. I should be in Pendleton before it's all said and done.

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when you tour the football facility

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Posted: Oct 1, 2014 9:01 PM
 

see if Dabo is still handing out the Clemson painted E-Tool I sent him 4 years ago. He was giving it to the DL of the week as the "Entrenching Award". Hope ya'll have a blast.

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LoVE it, especially "dining" @ ESSo Club!!!!**

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Posted: Oct 1, 2014 9:10 PM
 

GoTIGERS & Semper Fi Men !

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To All CLEMSON TiGERS..Sending you Bright Light from the Carolina Coast and hoping you get to witness a huge Orange sunset tonight. Go Tigers!


Done!***


Posted: Oct 1, 2014 9:35 PM
 



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Re: Marines to Clemson UPDATE- Fort Hill


Posted: Oct 1, 2014 9:08 PM
 

if you can point that out when they are on campus. it helps convey the fact the lad was a farm and was a gift to the people of SC for the school. Also Botanical Garden is nice

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Sounds awesome!!! I bet we will have a bunch of new


Posted: Oct 1, 2014 10:14 PM
 

Tiger fans!!!!

By the way, that Sunday is the 12th. Just making sure you don't book something wrong.

Go Tigers!!!!

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Re: Sounds awesome!!! I bet we will have a bunch of new


Posted: Oct 1, 2014 10:37 PM
 

Just a typo. No worries.

Thanks.

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We have a pretty darned good ski team- would be a fun


Posted: Oct 1, 2014 10:59 PM
 

surprise to see or certainly would be for me!


When these Marines have their meals, I hope


Posted: Oct 2, 2014 12:26 AM
 

Clemson fans will come together and pay their tabs!

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Awesome... Maybe we can convert the Louisville fan!***


Posted: Oct 2, 2014 1:02 AM
 



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That's the goal!***


Posted: Oct 2, 2014 7:20 AM
 



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Re: Marines to Clemson UPDATE


Posted: Oct 2, 2014 7:38 AM
 

MarineOne...really, I know it gets over used and may come across as insincere but from the bottom of my heart, thank to you and you young men for what you do for all of us! I hope and pray you all have the time of your life. Go Tigers!


Smoking Pig***


Posted: Oct 2, 2014 1:06 PM
 



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^^^Yes***


Posted: Oct 2, 2014 1:12 PM
 



Whatever you do, always give 100%.....unless it's donating blood


If I see some camo in lot 4 that Saturday, I'll be sure to


Posted: Oct 2, 2014 1:14 PM
 

come over and say thanks for y'all's service

Whatever you do, always give 100%.....unless it's donating blood


Re: Marines to Clemson UPDATE


Posted: Oct 2, 2014 1:19 PM
 

Sounds like a better trip than I've ever taken in dozens of attempts. Good luck to you and your boys and thanks for your service. Have fun and hopefully you'll be able to turn a few of 'em orange.


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Posted: Oct 2, 2014 1:55 PM
 

Can we arrange to be sure that they are introduced to the crowd???


Remember


Posted: Oct 2, 2014 2:06 PM
 

when it asks for current and former military to stand and be recognized?

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Thought we only did that for military appreciation day?***


Posted: Oct 2, 2014 2:11 PM
 



Whatever you do, always give 100%.....unless it's donating blood


Done! Great idea!!***


Posted: Oct 3, 2014 3:55 PM
 



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Zero are a fan of South Carolina!!!


Posted: Oct 2, 2014 3:21 PM
 

I want to make a donation!

How can I ?

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Re: Zero are a fan of South Carolina!!!


Posted: Oct 2, 2014 6:51 PM
 

Just sent you a Tmail.

Thanks for offering, but we've almost got everything paid for besides food and gas.

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awesome, ya'll have fun! i would give you more tu's except

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Posted: Oct 2, 2014 3:29 PM
 

crump is stingy with those little suckers.


Re: Marines to Clemson UPDATE

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Posted: Oct 2, 2014 9:08 PM
 

If any of your guys are interested (and if it's allowed), maybe they can help the Tiger out with some pushups after we score?? ;)

And if you take photos that weekend, hope you're able to share them on here - y'all have a fun, safe time!

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Re: Marines to Clemson UPDATE


Posted: Oct 2, 2014 9:10 PM
 

I think the Army ROTC has the pushups covered. Maybe...?

I'll definitely share photos!

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Re: Marines to Clemson UPDATE


Posted: Oct 2, 2014 9:15 PM
 

Aaahh ok re: Army & pushups - thought whoever handled it may not mind "sharing the fun!" :) And great on the photos - thanks! GO TIGERS!

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Re: Carrier Quals at the tailgate

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Posted: Oct 2, 2014 9:18 PM
 

The challenge is how to have a successful evolution. Have fun.??

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Re: Carrier Quals at the tailgate

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Posted: Oct 2, 2014 9:24 PM
 

Haha. Thanks!

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Tell them about the Alma Mater...


Posted: Oct 2, 2014 9:32 PM
 

And the reason for the hand wave, related to military history.

http://clemsonwiki.com/wiki/Alma_Mater

Great idea. Have fun, and God Bless!!


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Posted: Oct 2, 2014 9:34 PM
 

It kills me when folks raise their hand too early!

But yes...between myself and Col Edge, they'll hear all of that.

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Re: Tell them about the Alma Mater...


Posted: Oct 3, 2014 4:05 PM
 

I thought I was the only one that cringes when the hands go up to quick.


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