Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by chevyfumes, Dec 21, 2006.
But do we all run the gauntlet????
Back in the "Old Corps", we had an interesting ceremony.
The Corps used to have metal rank insignia, with 2 little pins that went through the collar cloth, with clasps on the backside.
When a Lance Corporal (E-3) got promoted to Corporal, the fun began.
All the company NCOs would form two ranks, facing in, with enough room to walk between them.
The new corporal would place a corporal stripe on each upper arm, just below the shoulder. The pins would be through the cloth, just touching the skin.
The corporal would then walk between the two ranks of NCOs.
Each NCO would punch him on the stripe as he walked by. It was painful and bloody, but the wounds healed quickly.
Our's was a little different. Promomotion to Corporal meant "walking the gauntlet" but instead of getting your stripes pinned, you were knee'd in the thigh to symbolize the blood stripe Took a day or two before you could walk again.
Gambit rules... also like Silver Surfer!
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