Posts tagged ‘marines’

June 24, 2019

And you thought Americans were oafish boors abroad

by allthoughtswork

Nah, they’re pretty much drooling idiots at home, too.

I swear, the respect and deference I was educated in as a child is all but gone now. If anyone under the age of 50 exhibits honor or shows manners, I have a minor stroke.

I don’t give a shit what your beliefs, religion, or politics are. It’s a tomb. Turn off the phone, screw the lens cap back on, and shut the fuck up.

April 4, 2019

SNAFU

by allthoughtswork

Understanding Military Logic

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July 5, 2018

Things ain’t what they used to be

by allthoughtswork
Image result for marine corps bar exam
Dear Ma and Pa,
 
I am well, hope you are. Tell Brother Walt and Brother Elmer the Marine Corps beats working for old man Smitty by a mile. Tell them to join up quick before all the places are filled.
 
I was restless at first because you get to stay in bed till nearly 6 A.M. but I am getting so I like to sleep late. Tell Walt and Elmer all you do before breakfast is….

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November 4, 2012

Accidents Will Happen

by duncanr

June 28, 2012

US Honours First Black Marines

by duncanr

It took a while, but the USA has awarded the first black marines, who served their country during WWII, with the Congressional Gold Medal.

The Montford Point Marines, named after the segregated North Carolina camp where they trained fought with distinction at Saipan, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa defending “a society that enjoyed freedoms they did not share

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said the Montford Point Marines “secured a permanent place of honor in our national memory. For doing so in the face of mistreatment and injustice, we owe them an even greater measure of respect and gratitude.’’

Full story here http://tinyurl.com/d74c24k

January 13, 2012

Pissing Marines Identified

by duncanr

The Pentagon has confirmed the vid of marines urinating of dead afghan fighters is genuine and identified some of the men filmed in the vid

January 12, 2012

US Marines Piss on Afghan Corpses

by duncanr

A video has been posted online showing 4 US Marines pissing on the bodies of dead Taliban fighters.

The US is investigating the authenticity of the Vid amid fears that the vid will create a backlash against the US amongst Muslims which may endanger the lives of American personnel serving in Afghanistan

December 28, 2009

G.I. Boos

by duncanr

American soldiers fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan are shitting themselves.

One of the outposts where troops are stationed is an isolated ‘rock’ outcrop with a commanding view of the surrounding countryside. This makes it a strategic observation post. Only one problem – it appears to be sited on top of a graveyard

‘Stick a shovel in anywhere and you’ll find bones’ – said one marine

If we are to believe the stories, strange noises and eerie lights at night have frightened the poor dears.

Source . . ..

Hhmm, seems things that go bump in the night may not be the Taliban but . . .