INSPIRING! This man left the Air Force as an E-6 and joined the Marines as an E-2
PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. — Citing his desire "do something different," an Air Force technical sergeant has inspired the enlisted ranks by leaving his parent service to join the Marines as a private first class.
“I realized what I needed in my life was more bullshit and less money,” Recruit Theodore Palaiologos told reporters right after getting smoked by his drill instructors at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island. "I got tired of the high quality of life and shiny new equipment."
"Something had to change," he added.
Palaiologos, often addressed by his DIs as "shitbird," "fuckstick," or "Paleo" due to his name and age, originally enlisted in the Air Force at age 17 to seek adventure and opportunity as a combat controller. During his eight years of service, he underwent some of the most rigorous and elite training the military has to offer, deployed with the SEALs and Special Forces, and enjoyed various incentive pays. Furthermore, he was allowed to move off-base as an E-4.
Despite all thi…
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