My Brother-in-law is in the Marines. He is currently making a book with his friend Paul about the history of the Marine Recruit Depot in San Diego. He has done done a tour in Iraq. My Dad was a Marine, he was in Vietnam. I still don't have a clear picture of what he did over there but from what I do know, I think it's better I don't. My Grandfather was in the Air Force, flew planes over Hiroshima and Nagasaki on security patrols right after we dropped the bombs. My family has a long history within the Armed Forces. It had always crossed my mind joining, but never happened. I know my Dad wouldn't want me to. Long story short I found myself at the Marine Recruit Depot in San Diego, a place I never really thought I would ever be. They needed some photos for their book, so I was stoked for the opportunity. It was almost surreal being down there and watching them train. It was an awesome experience and I have so much respect for those guys putting their lives on the line for us.