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Gotta Love Those Marines!
« on: February 21, 2012, 08:16:00 PM »
Found this, and thought it was funny, and I don't know who wrote it:


"You gotta love those Marines!       

West Virginia farm kid in the US Marines (now at San Diego Marine Corps Recruit Training) ......
 

Dear Ma and Pa,

I am well.  Hope you are.  Tell Brother Walt and Brother Elmer the Marine Corps beats working for old man Minch by a mile.  Tell them to join up quick before all of the places are filled.

I was restless at first, because you get to stay in bed till nearly 6 a.m.  But I am getting so I like to sleep late.  Tell Walt and Elmer all you do before breakfast is smooth your cot, and shine some things.  No hogs to slop, feed to pitch, mash to mix, wood to split, fire to lay.  Practically nothing.
 
All men got to shave but, .. it is not so bad, there's warm water.
 
Breakfast is strong on trimmings like fruit juice, cereal, eggs, bacon, etc., but kind of weak on chops, potatoes, ham, steak, fried eggplant, pie and other regular food, but tell Walt and Elmer you can always sit by the two city boys that live on coffee.  Their food, plus yours, holds you until noon when you get fed again.  It's no wonder these city boys can't walk much.
 
We go on 'route marches,' which the platoon sergeant says are long walks to harden us.  If he thinks so, it's not my place to tell him different.  A 'route march' is about as far as to our mailbox at home.  Then the city guys get sore feet and we all ride back in trucks.

The sergeant is like a school teacher.  He nags a lot.  The Captain is like the school board.  Majors and colonels just ride around and frown.  They don't bother you none.

This next will kill Walt and Elmer with laughing.  I keep getting medals for shooting.  I don't know why.  The bulls-eye is near as big as a chipmunk head and don't move, and it ain't shooting at you like the Higgett boys at home.  All you got to do is lie there all comfortable and hit it.  You don't even load your own cartridges.  They come in boxes.

Then we have what they call hand-to-hand combat training.  You get to wrestle with them city boys.  I have to be real careful though, they break real easy.  It ain't like fighting with that ole bull at home.  I'm about the best they got in this except for that Tug Jordan from over in Silver Lake.  I only beat him once.  He joined up the same time as me, but I'm only 5'6' and 130 pounds and he's 6'8' and near 300 pounds dry.
 
Be sure to tell Walt and Elmer to hurry and join before other fellers get onto this setup and come stampeding in.
 


Your loving daughter,
 

 Alice"


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Re: Gotta Love Those Marines!
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2012, 08:26:05 PM »
*snort*
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Re: Gotta Love Those Marines!
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2012, 06:54:29 AM »
<chuckle>

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« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2012, 07:32:14 AM »
 ;D good one, thanks!
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Re: Gotta Love Those Marines!
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2012, 08:37:57 AM »
I think I knew her  :D

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Re: Gotta Love Those Marines!
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2012, 11:45:50 AM »
Alice sounds a lot like...me.
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« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2012, 12:30:49 PM »
Is there something you want to tell us Gus ?

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Re: Gotta Love Those Marines!
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2012, 12:44:57 PM »
Yes...I am no longer 130 pounds, sadly.
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Re: Gotta Love Those Marines!
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2012, 05:46:18 PM »
That's cuz you eat bacon.

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« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2012, 07:18:03 PM »
If I could eat bacon every day I would happily be 230 pounds. And 4'11".
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Re: Gotta Love Those Marines!
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2012, 07:22:20 PM »
How much taller would that be?



j/k ;)
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« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2012, 07:27:23 PM »
3".
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Re: Gotta Love Those Marines!
« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2012, 11:21:16 AM »
I hope that is Canadian bacon you're referring to !

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Re: Gotta Love Those Marines!
« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2012, 08:17:04 AM »
I hope that is Canadian bacon you're referring to !

NOOOOOO!

Real bacon, dammit!!!

Back/Canadian bacon is nothing but thin pucks of ham!

Any time is a good time for pie.