THE FINAL INSPECTION - Page 2




 
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August 21st, 2006  
Senior Chief
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by ASTRALdragon
It seems to be the "cool thing" these days to bash America. If you're at a party and your jokes fail, make an anti-American crack and the crowd will love you.
That won't be happening in the world of Senior Chief
August 21st, 2006  
istealfreefood
 
 
Oorah Senior Chief. I dont put up with that s**t either. I've gotten in alot of trouble when people start talking anti-america. I just cant help it, I dont have the self control right now to just say something back and not actually do something.
August 21st, 2006  
Senior Chief
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by istealfreefood
Oorah Senior Chief. I dont put up with that s**t either. I've gotten in alot of trouble when people start talking anti-america. I just cant help it, I dont have the self control right now to just say something back and not actually do something.
I have a good friend that was a SGT, USMC, that felt the same way. If he heard something that didn't sound right he would confront the person and intimidate the heck out of them (if not the piss). I saw one kid try to act tough and it was extremely funny to see the kid "wait to kick the ***t out of the SGT". I hadn't seen anyone run that fast since my college days!
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August 22nd, 2006  
Damien435
 
 
Wasn't there a quote about the Korean War similar to this poem, something like "Another soldier reporting in, I've served my time in hell."?
August 24th, 2006  
deerslayer
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Senior Chief
That won't be happening in the world of Senior Chief
Burn a flag in my presence and expect a couple arrows to come your way.
Don't disrespect my country or my countrymen within distance of me- period. Millions of Americans feel the same way.

You sum it up for all of us, Senior Chief.
August 24th, 2006  
bigcanada813
 
 
last semester a couple of anti war punks thought it would be funny to set up a booth that insulted the military right next to a Marine Corps recruiting booth. the punks said something, the marines ignored them, then one of the punks said something regarding dead marines, and to cut a long story short, the police arrested the punks to protect them from the marines and just about everyone in the general area.

man do i hate people that are so ungrateful for the freedoms that the armed forces have paid for.
August 24th, 2006  
Senior Chief
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by bigcanada813
last semester a couple of anti war punks thought it would be funny to set up a booth that insulted the military right next to a Marine Corps recruiting booth. the punks said something, the marines ignored them, then one of the punks said something regarding dead marines, and to cut a long story short, the police arrested the punks to protect them from the marines and just about everyone in the general area.

man do i hate people that are so ungrateful for the freedoms that the armed forces have paid for.
Sounds like a case for justified felony assault.

I watched a Marine stand toe to toe with an idiot. It was over being told by a policeman to put out a cigarette. The guy wouldn't do it and the Marine said "Hey, he means you!" The reply was "F**k you. The Marine said, in a calm voice, "Are you even old enough to buy the smokes?" Again the kid said "F**k you". The Marine said: Quote (for dramatic pause) "Don't make me embarass you in front of your friends and your woman" End Quote. Now the kid says: "Do you honestly think you can kick the s#!t out of 7 of us?" Intermission

The Marine is 6' tall, weighs about 215, probably 4% body fat. He was a Security Force Instructor, one of his specialties was defensive tactics.

Continue

As we waited for the roller coaster (Orlando theme park) we passed by the kid twice. The first time there was more of the mouthy kid getting in the Marine's face. The second time we passed I told the biggest guy in the group that Steve was a Marine and somewhat of an expert in Hand to Hand combat and that if 7 guys went against him it wouldn't be a fair fight unless Steve had his hands tied behind his back. I also said that the first two or three guys probably wouldn't see what took them out and the other four were in for some serious pain. It just so happened that they were on the same ride we were, we were at the back and they were at the front.

I was able to see them leaving the ride. When they hit the tarmac I never saw 11 people run as a unit before (outside of military). I'd bet that these guys could have quaified for the Olympics!

I was relieved to know that Steve was not going to jail or get busted in rank for cleaning up some of the shit that life put in front of him.

All the while we were in the exchange Steve's wife kept saying, in a not so quiet voice: STEVE, SHUT THE F**K UP!!!

She was the only person within 100 feet that wasn't afraid of Steve!!

I like Steve and know that if I were ever in a situation that called for backup that he would be there.

I'm tired and probably shouldn't have typed this all out, but my memory of the day is crystal clear and I actually would have loved to see Steve kick the ever loving crap out of those dirtbags! (I think his wife would have liked that too!)
February 19th, 2010  
Ranger
 
[QUOTE=Navy Boy;151550](c) Peter A. Hornbach

The soldier stood and faced God,

Which must always come to pass.

He hoped his shoes were shining,

Just as brightly as his brass.


"Step forward now, you soldier,

How shall I deal with you?

Have you always turned the other cheek?

To My Church have you been true?"



The soldier squared his shoulders and said,

"No, Lord, I guess I ain't.

Because those of us who carry guns,

Can't always be a saint.



I've had to work most Sundays,

And at times my talk was tough.

And sometimes I've been violent,

Because the world is awfully rough.



But, I never took a penny,

That wasn't mine to keep...

Though I worked a lot of overtime,

When the bills got just too steep.



And I never passed a cry for help,

Though at times I shook with fear.

And sometimes, God, forgive me,

I've wept unmanly tears.



I know I don't deserve a place,

Among the people here.

They never wanted me around,

Except to calm their fears.



If you've a place for me here, Lord,

It needn't be so grand.

I never expected or had too much,

But if you don't, I'll understand.



There was a silence all around the throne,

Where the saints had often trod.

As the soldier waited quietly,

For the judgment of his God.



"Step forward now, you soldier,

You've borne your burdens well.

Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets,

You've done your time in Hell."

Author: (c) Peter A. Hornbach




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February 19th, 2010  
PJ24
 
 
After three posts in a row saying the same thing, all I see is "blah blah blah Imma 12 year old." One post works just as good at 15, my friend.