Posthumous, that's freaking awesome brother!!!!! Crap, I was a Lcpl. when I got out in 1984. Shoulda stayed in and got rid of my wife. Instead I got out and kept the bitch. After how bad I was hurt after PFC and Lcpl pinning, I woulda been scared to get a blood stripe pinned on as an NCO. Not sure how bad they do it nowadays, but in my time you usually had to seek medical attention the pinning was so bad. I was thinking they had outlawed that because someone died from a blood clot caused by pinning? Oh well, any rate, CONGRATULATIONS MARINE!!!!! Ooohhhrrraahhh!!!!!!!