Crossing the street in Vietnam…….it aint like 1969!
I am sure that everyone has heard it from time to time in The Corps but the most profound thing that I remember my SDI, GySgt Bruce E. Boltze saying to us was “The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war”. Gunny Boltze was promoted to CWO# and was shot down in an OV-10 Bronco over the South China Sea in 1971…his 3rd tour. Researching his accomplishments and medals, he was a Marine's Marine. Proud to have known him, even for only 8 weeks in 1969.
One Good Marine Cop
I still remember this today, over 40 years ago, “I can't make you do anything, but I can make you wish you had”.
Earl McDowell 04 March 66 to 03 Mar 69.
Remember, it is a joke, making fun of situations.
So, how many Marines does it take to change a light bulb?
After all these years, I've finally found the perfect scenario to describe a normal day in the Marine Corps. Another possible title to this blog would have been: Why I Have to Get Out Before I'm Driven Insane. Here it is:
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Hey Sgt Grit… I was a young man fresh out of High School when I joined the Marine Corps in May 1963. I graduated on a Thursday and left for Boot Camp on Monday morning. I joined because I loved America and loved everything that it stood for then and stands for now. But, I joined to do my duty, as my father and grandfather had done in World War II and World War I. I did it because it was the American thing to do and I was an American.
I'm glad your son was killed. So he was a good soldier, so what? So are many Viet Cong. If he had been a good person, he would have stayed home, gone to school and experienced the joys of youth, but he lacked the courage to stand up for humanity. He was a machine, not a man. …”
This is awesome. Can't get much more entertaining than this live clip.
I was fortunate to have a beer with Buzz Aldrin at a wedding in 1992. There is no doubt that he walked on the moon. Mythbusters offers proof below.