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    Can I leave a cover outside in the weather?

    My son is in Afghanistan. We continued a tradition that my sister in law started when my nephew was in Iraq. We have a bench outside on the corner of my yard and made something like a shrine to my son & the Marines complete with flags and yellow ribbons. Sometimes people put stuff there out of respect. Today somebody who obviously was a lance corporal left his cover on the bench with a hand written note that said Happy Birthday Marine. I would like to leave this on the bench but thought I would ask the experts in here if that is appropriate. It would be there until my son comes home in April or May. Perhaps I could fabricate a weatherproof display case to display it in.

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    i will have to refur you to some of the othere Marines here, personaly i don't have a prblem with it, but as far as regs go or what others feel i couldn't say,, like i said tho, I don't have or see a problem with it,,
    keep us posted on how he is doing and tell him Happy Bairthday Marine and Simper Fi for me


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    I don't see a problem with it, honor your son!!!


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    I don't see a problem with it as long as it's protected from the elements and not destroyed by the weather. I would say the same rules apply as those tributes left at the Vietnam wall in DC but don't know what they are.


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    I do not see a problem with it, but in this day of PC who knows.


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    IMHO, I think it is wonderful and most appropriate.
    Keep it clean and covererd from the elements.

    Tell your Son Happy Birthday/Veterans Day from Rocky.



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    Absolutely and undoubtedly keep the cover covered and protected. An uncovered Marine outside is out of uniform, and I would venture to say that an uncovered cover requires cover. I recall in boot camp on the road sitting on a bucket cleaning my M1. I had forgotten my cover and was uncovered. The D.I. was carrying a big book, hit me on the head with it reminding me that I was uncovered. He screamed, "Where's your cover?!" I couldn't cover my obvious predicament, so I ran inside the billet, grabbed my cover, and ran outside and covered the bucket...I mean sat on the bucket. From that moment on, I have never forgotten my cover. As a matter of fact, I'm covered now. I even sleep with a cover. So, by all means, keep the cover covered.


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    Yes it's great to want to leave it outside but you might want to get a large 2 gallon baggie to place it inside so rain or the weather want hurt it.
    Your local store should have them to buy..



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    Thank you for a very interesting class ,I never knew that. Stephen Doc Hansen HM3 FMF


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    I certainly have no problem with it, my cover stayed outside regardless of the weather for an entire 13 months.


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    Thanks for the replies. I bought a display case at a craft store meant to display a football helmet. I am adding some caulk to weatherproof it, then will put the cover in it on display at the bench on the corner of my yard.


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    Is it a blues cover? or what cover is it? if it is an 8 point i wouldnt worry about weather proofing it but if it was like a blues/alpha cover one of the nice ones id cover it and water proof it.


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