“I get out of the marine corps in 3 months, and guess what? I did 4 years! And went to Afghanistan! Got my combat action ribbon. You bailed outta the chair force while being stationed in Germany. Must have been some rough times over there. Hahah not! Don’t ever add me again! You’re worthless! Enjoy working Au chicken express doing nothing with your life. Tell that fat f**k bill I said what’s up. NOT!!”
I was pretty surprised to receive this message back. He and I had not talked in almost a year before I sent him a message that day. It’s not that we hadn’t talked that long out of spite, it’s just because he was in the Marines and stationed in California and I was in Germany.
We went our separate ways but we were still friends as far as I knew. I was also curious how he knew I was out because none of my buddies had talked to him in a while and none told him I was out. I think the only way he knew was a post I posted on Facebook saying I was happy to be out. I was perplexed also because when I went to message him it said we were no longer friends. Maybe this should have been foreshadowing to what he was about to send me.
When I talked to him a year ago he seemed cool and said he still wanted to hang out again when we were both out of the military. Getting that message really shocked me. I’d never seen him ever act like this. We were always so cool with each other. I wouldn’t say we were best friends but we were certainly good friends. We used to go fishing all the time, hang out, drink, party, and look for trouble pretty much. We were typical bored teenage guys. We even worked together at the same job.
Before I graduated me and two of my friends decided we would all join the military. One of my buddies joined the Army, I joined the Air Force, and the one who I messaged joined the Marines……………..