I enlisted in the Corps at 17 while still in High School. The time I spent in the delayed entry program was counted towards my total obligation and was as a reservist. I was discharged from from the reserves to take a position in the active duty Marines on the day I left for boot camp no DD 214 was issued just paper saying I was discharged.. 5 years later I EAS'd and was given a pink reserve ID card and DD 214 for my active service. My Honorable discharge certificate is dated the same day as my reserve ID expired. No DD 214 for the IRR time as I was not an active reservist. Back in the 60's early 70's there was no reserve obligation so if you enlisted for 4 years active that was it. Later it became a 6 year than an 8 year obligation. Hope this helps. My time in ran from September 1987 to September 1995 total time 8 years. Active 1988- 1993 5 years.
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