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Gerard Cassidy

Gerard Cassidy - Signed Articles of Agreement February 25, 2010, 74th Learner

United States Marine Corps

This is my beginning to My Life, My Lineage, My First Paperback Book. I invite you to read my journey as I compose each chapter of the 14 Level Reintegration Program. My success is your success and our community's success. Thank you for your courage and support. To post comments you must register with our community. You can view this outline  I am using to map out my progess. Thank you for your comments, I value them.

  • Saturday, October 02, 2010 18:20 | Gerard Cassidy
    On december 10 ,1953 ,It all began, on a cold winter day in albany , new york. In late july, 1961 my parents decided it was time to move to california. My dad loaded 4 kids and my mom into the car and we headed to san diego ca. we arrived in the 1 week of auguest ,1961. we stayed with my grandmother for a while, and then my dad stated working for the phone co. we moved into a house close to my grandparents and my auant. the kids were enrolled in school in september. I had a good solid child hood, I played little league, rode my bike everywhere with my friends ,and played sun up to sundown on the weekends.when I entered high school it was 1970, vietnam was full tilt at the time, and my neibor up the street  had just came home from his 2nd tour of vietnam. He was a MARINE CORPS OFFICER stationed at MCRD sd. ca. I was very interested. when i graduated from hs 2 weeks later ,i was at MCRD SD friend an I went in on the buddy system. I graduated in september 1973, and attended AAV school at MCB CAMP PENDLETON ca. I was transfered to CAMP LEJUENE NC. I have served with 1st 2nd, BLT2/8, and 3rd MARINE DIV. 1RST MARINE BRDG, MCAGCC, MCB CAMP PENDLETON.went on float with BLT 2/3 1978,79 BLT 1/3 1980 ,3/3 1980,81. I was also a MARINE CORPS instructor at shools bn, AVUL  platoon ldrs and officer instructor. and RR coach. I also worked a time on different guard duties and corrections. My time in the USMC was the best job , I have had to date. Now I am working 3 jobs  in the security field, they range from directing traffic, to checking Id's at a bar in la jolla CA.
  • Thursday, April 01, 2010 11:49 | Gerard Cassidy


    I thought it was really down to earth talking to Albert about the learner’s program.  He brought back some very good memories. A lot of thoughts were going through my head that day when I talked to him. He explained the foundation, and how to go through the thinking process, of the entire program. For me, this program is a great start.  It will allow me to think on my own, and use the talents that I have to build my future.

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