1st photo: 232 years old. Start of boot camp circa ‘08 in the greatest booger platoon ever... 3116, F Series, Mighty Mike, 3rd BN.
2nd photo: 233 years old (the military really can age you rapidly). Graduation from said platoon, company, and BN a few pounds heavier and even more boot.
3rd photo: 242 years old. A lot more pounds heavier.
Knees are a bit shaky sometimes but I feel like 242 looks good on me and the rest of my brothers and sisters.
Happy 242nd Birthday, Marines! ‘Twas the best 5 years of jobhood I’ve ever had. Glad I got to do it with some of the best people I’ve had the pleasure of knowing. You guys and gals made it a whole lot of fun even when it was stupid fun.