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I gave all my paperwork, DD214, certificates, awards, military schools, and classes to the board of education. You are welcome that I protected your freedoms, even your freedom of speech, for many years. Anyone with common sense in security knows uniform personel is a deterrent to anyone thinking of doing something stupid. I defused a few cases of strange, angry, and suspicions activity in and around the school already. My presense was enough to calm the situation down, to act like adults and talk. That's the problem with parents and community, if its quiet, then everything is ok, get involved and help out! See how different it is, how hard the teacher and staff work everyday. I have a few issues of school security which is classified and higher ups are dealing with them. So I'm volunteering my time because my daughter asked me too, doing something proactive, then just staying home. God Bless America!
February 4, 2013 at 11:36 a.m.
They did a background check, plus looked at other background checks, I was honorably discharged from the Marines after 18 years. Their's the truth and whole truth, if you see on the court view 2000 Mahoning county, both were canceled and wrong. I don't have to explain to anyone except the board of education and my boss, that's with me everyday. I laugh at immature childish adults that put some of these negative comments, while hiding behind their crap, like a bunch of cowards. Grow up, I'm a volunteer and never did need a background check, but did it anyway! Semper Fi "Do or Die!" SSgt Skok
February 3, 2013 at 10:27 p.m.
Out of all the years in the Marines and in life, their are two types of people. Doers and complainers, some just talk the talk while others walk the walk. Gunny is a talker! Gunny how come you are over seas and have so much time? I never had no time as a Marine, always doing stuff, even today, broken and still do alot! Or are you really a Marine Gunny? I need to call my Marine friends and do a background check! Semper Fi
January 28, 2013 at 11:42 a.m.
I had secret clearance in the Marines, they did an extended back ground check from the FBI and other agencies. The Board of Education had me fill out proper paperwork, and sent me to do another background check that I had to pay $54 (VA dont pay much) dollar out of my own pocket. There is nothing on it to have me volunteer my own time or being a risk factor. I have my two step daughter there, one in kindergarten and the other in 2nd grade. I have back pain everyday so bad sometimes that I can't even bend over, sometimes I go home during lunch just to lay down, still do physical therapy twice a week just to make it. I'm there for eyes on and to teach others to make a difference.
January 28, 2013 at 9:36 a.m.
Thanks for all the positive comments, and ideas, when it's time, I will change my uniform. Just want to make a point, and changes to our schools security. I will never stop serving this country, what I feel is right for my Country, Community, and God. I don't want to disrespect my Marine brothers, but like we all learned Mission comes first! This is my mission!
January 28, 2013 at 8:03 a.m.
With my metal plate in my back, I have to do everything in my power to make it, even wearing my running shoes(Go Getters). I know more than most about uniforms, and yes I should be wearing my blues. But I didn't come and do a "Dog and Pony Show" I came to protect our kids from EVIL. The event that happen up at Sandy Hook Elementary is pure evil! I'm a disable Marine, volunteering my time, even with the pain, helping the school, and doing this for a reason. We need the Government to pay for security, like having Veterans that need jobs, stand post.
January 28, 2013 at 7:36 a.m.
My name is James Skok, served 18 years from 92-10, got hurt over Iraq War, with 7th Marines, 1st Marine Div! I was at MWTC, Bridgeport Ca. 92-95, and 97-00, Security Force, Iceland 95-97, 29 Palms MCAGCC the rest. I was a Martial Arts Instructor and would've been a GySgt if the Marines didn't know I was getting out. Thats another story! I shed my blood, time, tears, and 2 divorced families, putting the Marines first! Now I'm standing duty at Watson, volunteering my time and skills for our kids. I'm not there for a "DOG AND PONY SHOW GUNNY!" I'm there to protect! If you ever accuse me of being a fake Marine, GUNNY I will make you my example! I'm doing this for my step daughter, and if you seen what i've seen about their security, we have to protect our kids! You would post a Battalion of Marines to secure our loved ones, and we worry about other countries overseas! Our SCHOOLS AND CHILDREN NEED HELP!! Semper Fi "Do or Die!"
January 28, 2013 at 7:11 a.m.