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This is how Marines think

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by 45acpJr, Mar 22, 2003.

  1. 45acpJr

    45acpJr 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I just thought I would post this article for you guys to read. I remember this day very clearly, due to fact that we were going to be extracted back to ship on Dec 24th 1998 and we ended up losing a brother two days before. The only reason I even thought of this was due to the fact that we have lost six Marines so far in our war with Iraq and I know this is what they are all thinking right about now. God Bless all the men and women protecting our freedom. /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif

    In December of 1998, a Marine officer relayed a story told by
    Lt.Gen. Tommy R. Franks, who commands the 3rd U.S. Army and U.S.
    Army Forces Central Command:
    "After all the briefs, the general ended the meeting relating a
    visit he made with the American ambassador to (Battalion Landing
    Team) 2/4 today, just hours after the accident," the officer wrote.
    "The general reminded the assembled officers that Marines live in
    holes and don't have a house to live in like 'heavy forces.' No
    tank or lots of tents to sleep in. They carry their 'house' on
    their back and they live in fighting holes. Although the Marines
    had just lost a buddy (in a humvee accident), their spirit was
    'uplifting'.

    "He said a question by the ambassador to a Marine private drove
    the point home. The ambassador asked a private sitting in his hole,
    'how is it here in the hole?' The private answered, 'Kind of like
    the beach without water.' The ambassador then asked, 'If you could
    get something, what would you like to have?'

    "Lt. Gen. Franks related most of us would have answered, 'a hot meal',
    'a cot', 'a shower,' but this Marine private said, 'I could use some
    more ammunition.'

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  2. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

    Bubba Ray Boudreaux 1 ton status

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    God Bless ya Jarheads!!!! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Stomper ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ GMOTM Winner

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    kick ass. i was a marine infanty guy for 4 years and i can totally see a grunt sayin' that. All these army "experts" on tv are talking about how dangerous over confidense could become and poop... gah. maybe some army units will have some problems, but the marines are ready to roll, they're determined, they're focused and they're gonna get the job done. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif

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    maybe some army units will have some problems, but the marines are ready to roll, they're determined, they're focused and they're gonna get the job done.

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    I'd just told them I needed more porn!!!!! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Semper Fi!!!!!!!!!!!!!! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif

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    I'd just told them I needed more porn!!!!!

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    I had a TV,VCR & Coffee Pot in my MRC-110. People loved the Coffee and Porn, The coffee pot got promoted to Cpl and got a NAM from the BLT C.O. that coffee pot had more ribbons than most of the company. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    What is a MRC-110?
     
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    4 door hummer with a VHF radio, mine actually was a TACP truck so it also had HF & UHF (lots of antennas) we called it our Able Target /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif. Made it nice to call home from the Med /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     

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