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bird food bathtub
Aug 9, 2003



College Slice

Every time I find old gear or something I end up pissed off that I need to block out my last name and social # last four on another random rear end laundry bag or pair of boots or something.

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Nice and hot piss
Jan 31, 2004



I still have like 15 pairs of skivvies/green undershirts along with the olive drab cold weather beanie that is still one of the warmest things to wear on my head.

Hekk
Oct 12, 2012

'smeper fi


I am going to spend my final clothing allowance on non military clothing so when i retire I don’t look like a shop at the PX anymore.

Nice and hot piss
Jan 31, 2004



I still remember being out of the military for about 8 years and then going to the MCB quantico MCX and seeing that trashy clothing styles never went out of fashion for the military.

Never change military, never change.

Internet Wizard
Aug 9, 2009

BANDAIDS DON'T FIX BULLET HOLES


Salt Life, Grunt Style, and Affliction only. Otherwise how will the teens know who to thank for their service on campus?

Nice and hot piss
Jan 31, 2004



Internet Wizard posted:

Salt Life, Grunt Style, and Affliction only. Otherwise how will the teens know who to thank for their service on campus?

Usually we all just tell everyone we are veterans the first day of class and that our opinions are superior to everyone's, including the professor

Internet Wizard
Aug 9, 2009

BANDAIDS DON'T FIX BULLET HOLES


Another marine vet and I had been sitting next to each other in a Middle East history class without realizing each other was a vet until about 2/3 of the way into the semester when the professor was talking about Janissaries. Somebody asked what they spent their salaries on if they had to live in the barracks and weren’t allowed to marry, and the professor said “mostly alcohol and expensive clothes”. The other vet and I both laughed to ourselves and said “sounds about right”.

Miloshe
Oct 25, 2009

The little chicken girl wants me to ease up!
He can't handle!
He cries like woman!


Internet Wizard posted:

My dumb jarhead story is the time the monitor told me I should put in a humanitarian transfer request so he could station me somewhere that needed my MOS/rank but didn’t have any billets open at the moment, and then when the request was denied he sent me to 29 Palms instead which didn’t need my MOS/rank and then refused to answer phone calls from any 29 Palms phone number until he PCSd

I forget when you were in but you were a 2600, right? I'd laugh my rear end off if Crawdaddy was the monitor at the time.

Internet Wizard
Aug 9, 2009

BANDAIDS DON'T FIX BULLET HOLES


This all happened at the end of 2015 beginning of 2016

Miloshe
Oct 25, 2009

The little chicken girl wants me to ease up!
He can't handle!
He cries like woman!


Internet Wizard posted:

This all happened at the end of 2015 beginning of 2016

Never mind then, Crawdad was before your time. OG Radio Recon, Det 1, MARSOC. I now feel like a very old man.

LtCol J. Krusinski
May 7, 2013


Nostalgia4Butts
Jun 1, 2006

WHERE MY HOSE DRINKERS AT

hhhhahahahaahahahahahahahah

PookBear
Nov 1, 2008
Probation
Can't post for 17 hours!


Hekk posted:

I am going to spend my final clothing allowance on non military clothing so when i retire I don’t look like a shop at the PX anymore.

so old navy khakis pants, polo shirt and leather belt instead of off brand khaki pants, polo shirt, and leather belt?

Hekk
Oct 12, 2012

'smeper fi


https://twitter.com/CMC_MarineCorps...4072548364?s=20


First time in 19 years I’ve seen this happen.

Eason the Fifth
Apr 9, 2020


I haven't been on Parris Island in like 20 years but I can't imagine recruit training still being anything less than one of the most gruesome cell-culture dishes outside of a leather couch in a frat house.

Internet Wizard
Aug 9, 2009

BANDAIDS DON'T FIX BULLET HOLES


Don't worry they're wearing masks now so only most of them will get it rather than all of them

rifles
Oct 8, 2007
is this thing working

Internet Wizard posted:

Don't worry they're wearing masks now so only most of them will get it rather than all of them

I wonder how they can justify this as a solution? Herp derp they're wearing masks! I hope they're wearing masks while they sleep in bunks in arms reach of each other.. and share the same latrine that they're cleaning without any protection or proper supplies.. and probably don't even have hand soap available!

Eason the Fifth
Apr 9, 2020


lol imagine being some beanpole recruit first stick in the gas chamber trying to tough out corona to impress his senior

Internet Wizard
Aug 9, 2009

BANDAIDS DON'T FIX BULLET HOLES


I was one of those recruits that was diagnosed with pneumonia week 2 and only got two days of light duty, and then at my 8 week followup they said the pneumonia had cleared up but I had bronchitis still

Didn't clear up until my throat closed during the gas chamber and after I managed to stumble out of there with a closed throat I spent the next 6 hours coughing and could suddenly breathe again just in time for the Crucible

Corn Burst
Jun 18, 2004

Blammo!

I got diagnosed with pneumonia and was dropped to MRP my 2nd week at San Diego. Biggest black hole of motivation I have ever been a part of.

Cessna
Feb 20, 2013

KHABAHBLOOOM

Hekk posted:

You just described half of the Marine Corps.

To all who see these pree-sents, greetings. Know yee that re-sposing... re-spousing... reupholstering...

Time Crisis Actor
Apr 28, 2002


I sexually identify as a fat tinder girl,

Yeah lemme just clean my pannus first.

These candles smell amazing btw


Just when you thought that boot camp couldn’t get any more stupid


https://youtu.be/v2ZrsjV8Xr0

PookBear
Nov 1, 2008
Probation
Can't post for 17 hours!


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Douglas

Paul Douglas had a Ph.D. in economics and was friends with the secretary of the navy from when they fought corruption together in Chicago. During ww2 at the age of 50 he used this connection to get his friend to let him join the marines. Except he didn't join as an officer, he loving enlisted. Sadly they didn't want to let a 50 year old private go overseas. So he got his friend to get him a commission so that he could go overseas. Once he got overseas he doesn't seem to have been given any real responsibility, so as a 50 year old captain he just gets his gun and walks to the front lines on Peleliu and just joins a rifle platoon because no one tells him no.

"On the second day of the Battle of Peleliu, Captain Douglas finally saw action when his unit waded into the fray. He earned a Bronze Star for carrying ammunition to the front lines under enemy fire and earned his first Purple Heart when he was grazed by shrapnel while carrying flamethrower ammunition to the front lines.[6] In that six-week battle, while investigating some random fire shootings, Douglas was shot at as he uncovered a two-foot-wide cave. He then killed the Japanese soldier inside at which point he wondered whether his enemy might be an economics professor from the University of Tokyo.[7]

A few months later, during the Battle of Okinawa, Douglas earned his second Purple Heart. A volunteer rifleman in an infantry platoon, he was helping to carry wounded from 3rd Battalion 5th Marines along the Naha-Shuri line when a burst of machine gun fire tore through his left arm, severing the main nerve and leaving it permanently disabled.[6]"



He went on to be a senator from Illinois after the war.

PookBear fucked around with this message at 02:54 on May 24, 2020

PookBear
Nov 1, 2008
Probation
Can't post for 17 hours!


He is mentioned in "With the Old Breed" by Eugene Sledge. The marines are unloading ammo and supplies from landing vehicles under fire and they're all confused as hell when an old captain with gray hair comes up and starts helping.

Hekk
Oct 12, 2012

'smeper fi


Yeah that poo poo is pretty crazy to think about. I guess some people just have a burning desire to do batshit crazy stuff and somehow come through on the other end of it. Also With the Old Breed is a great book for anyone who hasn't checked it out yet.

Vahakyla
May 3, 2013

My battleboo just said "yeah, us. Ma'am. We'll be going to war. Not you."


I thought ”With the old breed” is a little clunky to read, and not very well written. It has good content, but would have benefited from a more skilled writer.

Burning Beard
Nov 21, 2008

Choking on bits of fallen bread crumbs
Oh, this burning beard, I have come undone
It's just as I've feared. I have, I have come undone
Bugger dumb the last of academe


Vahakyla posted:

I thought ”With the old breed” is a little clunky to read, and not very well written. It has good content, but would have benefited from a more skilled writer.

Sledge was an academic and the book definitely reads like it. He was a scientist so I can see where you're coming from.

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Grem
Mar 29, 2004




I'm sorry but he wondered about what now?

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