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Four Marines and two Navy SEALs were friends at college. When one was married, the other four were ready to marry each other, too. Their plan was to live in the same house for a year. Now their plans have changed.
In 1999, the four Marines in this picture met in a bar in San Francisco. "I remember walking down this dark street and walking into this bar," one of the men, now a Navy SEAL, recalls. "It was kind of weird because I was sitting there with my buddies and this guy came up to me and kind of walked up to me. And I was like, 'What are you doing? Why are you sitting here?' And then he kind of looked me right in the eye and said, 'You're my best friend.'" That is the kind of guy that the four Marine friends met at the bar in the photograph below.
The man in the front right corner is Sgt. Michael Coughlin, the commander of the 5th Marine Regiment's 5th Battalion, 3rd Marines. The two Marines are friends, and the four Marines in the front are cousins. (Image via Facebook) The picture below shows what they looked like as children. "My cousin had a little girl named Emily that chatroom irani he lived with. So they were kind of the same age," Coughlin tells me. "The first time I met her, it was really a weird time because I was in grade school, and they were in junior high. But I was a freshman, and so I was kind of a kid prison pen pals georgia with the boys. But now that I've been in high school for two years and have a girlfriend and my cousin, I'm so glad he's in this military."
But that's not the entire story. While Coughlin was stationed in Japan, he met the young woman who now plays the lead in A Thousand Words, the story of his love for Emily. "My cousin, he had a girlfriend," Coughlin says. "And so he went home, he got a job and stayed with the boyfriend of his girlfriend."
But he kept seeing her tattooed guys in person. "I still had the boyfriend," he says, "and I kept seeing her."
Eventually, she was transferred to a new base and Coughlin was sent to a new unit. At this point, Coughlin had been stationed for only four months and hadn't actually been in a combat situation. He was just one of the many men in his unit who had been called up for deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan. But this new unit, this one called Delta, had just recently taken over for a unit with which Coughlin had been attached single chat online for about a year.
"Why?" I ask.
"I'm really young," he says. "She was really pretty. She was also a sweetheart. She had a nice figure. She didn't have the look of a 'normal' girl. I'm not a tomboy, but I do like girls with a bit of a personality."
He shrugs and smiles. "I was lucky in college, but after I finished I decided I wanted a girlfriend for the rest of my life. I wanted someone who I could relate to. But my friends, you see, are all military. That's the only reason I went there, to get out of the civilian world. We can talk in here about anything."
I smile, not really thailand cupid dating expecting anything in return. After all, I'm not sure why my dad didn't want me in the military. At least then I didn't have to pretend to like it. "Well, I guess there are a lot of soldiers out there, and you can get a pretty good look at what the real world is like. Plus it'll probably be the closest thing to a regular life I'll have for a while."
"I've had to." I say, shaking my head. "It's hard being me, though. You know, I'd much rather just be american single girls doing something productive with my life, like going to school. I just don't have any time, and I don't have a reason to be in the military. It's just… not the same. And then I find out that I don't even want to be here. I feel like having a boyfriend in the army I don't belong, and it feels like the whole world is wrong about me. And the last thing I need is to have to stay in a military barracks."
If you're interested in joining the military and want to meet other people who serve, the best place to start is the DoD's online community. This isn't just a Facebook page – it's a group of active military members who regularly interact with one another on various topics, including what's going on with the job market and the general job situation.