View Full Version : What is a guideon?.....

06-01-06, 08:11 PM
I have three questions that I can only speculate toward the meanings of.

First, to what does "guideon" refer to?

Second, who or what is a "kill hat"?

And last but not least, when requesting permission to board a vessel, what is the "liberty" you salute prior to the captain?

I am sure these are silly questions to seasoned Marines who read this, but I'm not letting assumption be my mother this time around. ;)

Also, against my better judgment I would like to ask; what is a "blanket party",
or should I just "wait and see" for myself?

Phantom Blooper
06-01-06, 08:47 PM
Guidon. The official pennant of a platoon or company. At battalion or squadron level or above the unit has official colors and they parade in relation to the national flag. <br />
Kill hat- one of the...

06-01-06, 10:23 PM
A blanket party is NOT something you want - I can tell you that. It's where you've made so many other recruits mad at you for some reason (you could be the whiner in the bunch, the tattletale, the one that the DIs say "until HE gets it the rest of you pay" and the rest of the platoon gets IPTd for your not getting something that's trying to be taught to you) and they throw a blanket accross your rack (with you in it) and they hit you with bars of soap that they've wrapped in their Tshirts. Have you ever seen Full Metal Jacket? There's one in there - rent it - watch it.

Phantom Blooper
06-01-06, 10:27 PM
Thanks Kim..I didn't even see the last question..must be the bifocals!:banana:

06-01-06, 10:45 PM
Guidon - Something that you should strive to earn the right to bear it
Kill Hat - The Drill Instructor that you wish would get hit by a car during training, but by the end you would gladly walk in front of a car for...
Blanket Party - No Bueno... watch Full Metal Jacket as was stated earlier...

06-01-06, 11:42 PM
Alright! Thanks everyone. I think I got it.
Thank you very much,