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  1. I've read this one before but it never fails to...

    I've read this one before but it never fails to tickle me. :beer:
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    One of my great-uncles was KIA at Guadalcanal. He...

    One of my great-uncles was KIA at Guadalcanal. He was a Marine captain, dive-bomber pilot. Killed bombing Japanese cruisers in November 1942.
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    I worked out of the S-4 (logistics) shop in...

    I worked out of the S-4 (logistics) shop in Vietnam with VMA-211. Our S-4 was a captain, an A-4 pilot, and a former Sgt in Amtracks. He was an attentive S-4, but depended a lot on his S-4 chief, a...
  4. Yeah, it is amazing, Russ. But then, back in our...

    Yeah, it is amazing, Russ. But then, back in our day, we didn't have to worry about drones from anybody. Just other nasty bits that fell out of the sky.

    I wonder if they'll let the crew of that...
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    You can get commissioned in the Corps going...

    You can get commissioned in the Corps going through The Citadel. However, like any non-service academy college, you have to do it through Naval ROTC. See this link for information:...
  6. Coincidentally, I served in Vietnam with a first...

    Coincidentally, I served in Vietnam with a first cousin of Chappie James. He was the squadron S-4 Chief, a Gunny. The general wrote to his cuz all of the time.
  7. Well, actually, three out of the four dip****s...

    Well, actually, three out of the four dip****s were born here in the USA. The one was born in Somalia and is an immigrant (now naturalized citizen). She's lucky to be in the US at all as she came as...
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    FO, you're absolutely correct about the smuggling...

    FO, you're absolutely correct about the smuggling along I-5. I was in the 1stMarDiv MP Company and we often went into the field just to interdict some of the smuggling.

    We set up a small POW camp...
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    I don't think starting a guy in an MOS as arduous...

    I don't think starting a guy in an MOS as arduous as infantry can be, at 26, is a good idea. Perhaps 20. And allow lateral MOS swaps into infantry too.

    Higher pay for grunts is a good idea too....
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    Yes, you could lose your blood stripe at a...

    Yes, you could lose your blood stripe at a company level office hours, along with a few other things. Doesn't mean you will. It seems to me, the easiest thing for the company CO to do is give you a...
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    Yes, indeedy. Then got stuck in Receiving with my...

    Yes, indeedy. Then got stuck in Receiving with my platoon a few extra days because of the 4th of July holiday.
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    Yellow Footprints

    48-years ago today I stood on the yellow footprints. Sometimes it doesn't seem that long ago. Then I think of all the adventures since, and I wonder why I'm still alive. :confused:
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    Robert Smotts, USMC

    One of the last Marines still standing from my father's WWII platoon, 6th Marines Scout-Snipers (Saipan and Tinian), passed away today. Cpl Bob Smotts was 94 years old. He also fought at Tarawa. Only...
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    Anything the Southern Poverty Law Center says is...

    Anything the Southern Poverty Law Center says is very suspect. They have been incredibly biased toward conservative groups for many years. I see SPLC and I immediately ignore what they say.
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    The MBE is usually awarded for significant...

    The MBE is usually awarded for significant service or contributions to the UK. It is a relatively low ranking order, often given to actors, musicians, scientists and the like. Crowe's wearing of the...
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    That dirtbag was definitely not in line when they...

    That dirtbag was definitely not in line when they passed out brains. I hope the dog got a really good chunk of him.
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    All I can say is I went in KNOWING I was going to...

    All I can say is I went in KNOWING I was going to be abused physically and verbally. Moreover, my parents also knew it, especially my father. My dad told me, "They're not supposed to eat you or kill...
  18. This kid done good, no doubt. But lets not forget...

    This kid done good, no doubt. But lets not forget the kid who also bum rushed the shooter, but got killed doing it. He actually distracted the shooter enough to allow the poolee and two other kids to...
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    Wearing of Awards by Family

    I was reading an article today about the Aussies and New Zealanders observing ANZAC Day. I noted in the photos something I have seen many times before over the years, that people from the UK and...
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    Different dialects of Ebonics depending on the...

    Different dialects of Ebonics depending on the urban area. I'm fluent in Detroitese, but someone like Russ, may have trouble understanding it all, just like I might have trouble understanding all of...
  21. New York is also doing similar things to drive...

    New York is also doing similar things to drive the NRA out of business. There is an extensive article about that in this month's American Rifleman.
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    Sounds to me like some officers need correction...

    Sounds to me like some officers need correction and guidance. Maybe relieved of command. That kind of stuff is definitely a leadership issue.
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    Actually, he's a white guy with red hair. I...

    Actually, he's a white guy with red hair. I looked him up.
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    I can't even guess how many times I heard,...

    I can't even guess how many times I heard, "That's not mine!" or some variation while I was a cop. Though this one was a little bit unusual.
  25. Ahh, the good old days. My mom had been a Detroit...

    Ahh, the good old days. My mom had been a Detroit policewoman, and believe me, she knew how to hit.
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