Originally Posted by Spike8844
There probably is more to the story if he DID get a DD. But either way it may be that he had a base Commander that was trying to make an example of him. You never really know unless you can read the paperwork or get the true story from him. It may of also been the last straw as in had other articles for various other infractions. Most of the time people get gen. un honorable or Admin under failure to adapt to standards. We had a guy get kicked out for OSI finding him passed out naked on the front lawn of a known crack house downtown and he still had under honorable. The marines are different but I doubt they would lie to him and tell him all is ok, just to turn around and give him a DD. That he could of fought and any jury of his peers would throw that shit out. You could also check the base paper from where he was stationed, they usually have a section of the paper that tells everyone how many people got article 15's and what not. It wont give ALL the details but it would tell you if it was a DD or not. But anywho, a few bad choices don't make a man. It's the whole picture. I have friends that I still hang out with that have been to jail, now mind oyu I was cautious at first but shortly realized they were just at the wrong place at the wrong time and just simply made the wrong decision. He may end up telling you everything that is weighing on his heart or he may shut you out. But I for one am not one who wants to live my life asking WHAT IF.
Ya I don't hold jail time against anyone, I understand how easy it is to make mistakes. I have made my own, just never got in trouble over it. Thank God!
Anyway, I get the impression that alot of you guys really don't seem to mind the DD as much as I thought you guys would. So here is another question, should somoene still represent there branch of military if they have had a DD? What I mean buy that is, say my old friend still haveing a USMC sticker on his car or something along those lines. Now I know some people make mistakes and maybe unfaily get a DD, but if it is justified, does that person still have the right to display something like that?