After the Revolutionary War, so the story goes, the
nation went about the task of downsizing its military
forces. After months of negotiation between the Army
and the Navy over how the remaining resources should
be divided, all that was left was a pack of mules and
two battalions of Marines. The Army and Navy commanders
agreed to decide this final matter with the toss of a coin.

The Army commander won. He took the mules."

Semper Fi Chuck Hall