Monday, May 24, 2010

Why Any Red Blooded American 18-Yr-Old Wouldn't Want A Piece Of This Action Is Simply Beyond Me
Hey, just click on Marines.com

8 Comments:

Blogger ignorant redneck said...

Because, as much as they might repext the Marines, they really, really want to be a Paratrooper, part of the only force that the united states can put anywhere, with or without facilities in theater, on 18 hours notice?

Airborne! All the Way!

Put if they didn't like that idea, and they weren't up for the Corps, well then, the'de just have to be some of then nasty, no good, goat smellin' wimpy whiney Laigs!

2:18 PM  
Blogger Foxfier, formerly Sailorette said...

There's a reason the Marines haven't had issues getting enough recruits.

2:34 PM  
Blogger Foxfier, formerly Sailorette said...

Gotta have that "in theater" there since we can put jets anywhere on earth in less than 12 hours, just with the Navy, eh? ^.^ (Not so good for landing, but we drops stuff good.)

3:42 PM  
Blogger tuleesh said...

Hmm...could it be that they want to start the rest of their life off on the right foot?
""Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference. The Marines don't have that problem."--Ronaldus Magnus

Or could it be that a young 17 year old, exposed to gang violence, can learn in the Corps, the moral difference of using violence in the service of good or evil? As well as being part of true brotherhood. Such was the experience of ex-gang banger and Navy Cross recipient, Corporal Marco Martinez:
"...The military taught us how to be men and how special it is to be Americans. That's why every Marine you will ever meet--young or old, black, white, or brown--burns with love for the Marine brotherhood. Deep down, most of us are hardcore in our devotion to the Corps. We are Hard Corps."

Or perhaps it's because as Marine Mom, "cybil2145246" at "mymarine" yahoo groups, says:
"I just returned home from graduation at Parris Island...For all of those that have son's or daughter's at bootcamp let me pass on what I found. Let me give you a little back ground first. When my son left home he had no motivation, he was lazy, slobby [sic], no pride, no self worth. This is the boy that got off the bus March 18th at Parris Island. The man that I met on Thursday for parents day is AWESOME. There is no way I can describe to you all the difference. He looks different, he walks different, he talks different, he has such a sense of bearing and pride all I could do was look at him in awe. Oh yes, the training is hard, what he went through is unimaginable to any one that has not been there. They are definitely taught to be Warriors. Let me tell you the surprise of what else they are taught. My Marine son has better values, better morals, better manners than any one I know. It is so much more than Yes Sir, Yes Mam...so much more. He cares about how he looks, he cares about what he does, and its not a boastful, bad ass thing. He is a true gentleman. I saw patience, and a calmness in him that I have never seen. I could never express my gratitude enough to the Marine Corps for what they have given my son. I know this, I have an 11 year old Devil pup still at home. When the time comes for his turn if I had to I would take him kicking and screaming all the way. Although I'm sure that will not happen. The hero worship I see in my younger sons eyes for his Marine brother tells me I will have two Marines in the family, and I will be one very proud mother...

The reasons are endless.

5:18 PM  
Blogger ignorant redneck said...

Foxfire--

Can you use jets to drop good stuff like medic who will give IVs to dehydrated kids? Or a pushy buck Sergeant who can decide exactly which on the thrity seven people milling arond needs a .556 dose of jacket alloy?

On the other hand--once a bunch of paratroopers get into inland and without ground support, them jets sure is pretty!

3:14 PM  
Blogger Foxfier, formerly Sailorette said...

Navy ship: floating city with a water desalination plant, operating rooms, epic kitchens and tons of food.

Obviously, even if I knew exactly how quickly we could get a ship to anywhere (from MOVE IT! to dropping anchor) I wouldn't be able to say how long, but everyone I know from the Navy is pissed at how long the Haiti response took.

5:09 PM  
Blogger Anita Moore said...

I really wish these guys could have a real Commander-in-Chief.

In the meantime, let's ask him to look out for them.

6:51 PM  
Blogger Coffee Catholic said...

Love it.

Pure, raw man-stuff. The very stuff that made us free and keeps us free.

No wonder the Feminists and Liberals are terrified of The Patriachy lol! They hate freedom. They love servitude. Therefore they can't love the Marines.

6:08 AM  

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