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Throughout my short career in the Marines you look back and find yourself in some unique situations (to say the least). After remembering those events I came up with the below phrases that I have seen that start with “ You might be a Marine if”

  • You might be a Marine if you have ran a marathon because you were bored.
  • You might be a Marine if you did one thing one minute only to do the exact opposite 20 minutes later and totally undo what you previously did.
  • You might be a Marine if you ended up with two different size boots after a squad bay tornado.
  • You might be a Marine if you carry “Mrs Dash” seasoning to improve your meals.
  • You might be a Marine if you can sleep anywhere anytime rain or shine.
  • You might be a Marine if you have worn the same clothes for a week while chasing badguys in Afghanistan.
  • You might be a Marine if you consider dropping artillery as a “deterrent”. 1st rule in Marine artillery, only bring artillery if you want to kill everyone.
  • You might be a Marine if you have humped 20 miles with 40+ lbs on your back, sat in an ambush position while it rained sideways (forest gump voice) and watched every critter make a nest under your poncho.
  • You might be a Marine if you don’t take “no” for an answer and shun those that use the word “cant.”
  • You might be a Marine if you adapt and improvise, fix anything with 100mph speed tape and wire while making MacGyver look like a girl scout.
  • You might be a Marine if you giggle like a little girl with excitement when the third and fourth JDAM slam into the enemy’s position as you sit hunkered down danger close.
  • You might be a Marine if you showed up at the hotel you were staying at after the Marine Corps Ball with nothing on but your dress blue trousers a cowboy hat and a new tattoo.
  • You might be a Marine if you have traded two Main meals for a lemon pound cake
  • You might be a Marine if you can construct three different lean to shelters at night with it raining of course.
  • You might be a Marine (in Afg)  if you have broken an E-tool on rocks while digging a fighting position.
  • You might be a Marine if you have read “Message to Garcia”. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Message_to_Garcia
  • You might be a Marine if you have fallen asleep standing up.
  • You might be a Marine if you know your boot camp drill instructors names still.
  • You might be a Marine if you move your house & family every three years
  • You might be a Marine if you ever crushed someone for a jacked up uniform
  • You might be a senior enlisted Marine if you have ever crushed a Marine for having his music so loud in his car the blood vessels in your eyes ruptured
  • You might be a Marine if you have done multiple combat tours, worked, sweated, bled, encouraged, lead, some of Americas citizens that became the world’s finest.
  • You might be a Marine if you if you are always faithful (Semper Fidelis)

Time for a Cgar!

    Comments

    1. You might be a Marine if you don’t take “no” for an answer
      This helps me a lot while making movies. If someone says no, I simply continue to request in a different format until I get the answer I’m looking for. That and “yeaaaahhhhh, well, that’s not gonna work for me” in response to anything that does not move my mission forward.
      Semper Fi brother.
      Meadow

    2. “You might be a Marine if you showed up at the hotel you were staying at after the Marine Corps Ball with nothing on but your dress blue trousers a cowboy hat and a new tattoo”
      Blink Blink… so there has to be a back story on this one….
      Pax
      [highly amused]

    3. Meadowlark- Keep attacking and never take NO for an answer!
      Grunt-church ladies…oh boy , look out here they come………
      Mari-Yes there is. I was the XO of a BN at the Marine Corps Ball. Being the good “Dad” of the BN I was up all night roping in wild Marines so they didn’t have to go to jail. While sitting out front of the hotel enjoying a big Cgar (with the local police officers that I made friends with for leverage latter) all was good until about 0300 when the 1978 3/4ton 4×4 chevy with no mufflers drove up onto the hotel median. “I got this officers.” Four very large Marines bailed out as described above with cowboy hats and uniform trousers only and hollering “This one is for you Sir” as they pushed the gas pedal to the floor revved the engine to max RPM and damn near every window broke and hotel lights came on. Proudly displaying their new large tats they wanted to be my bestes friend. Ahhh to be young again…(no hotel personnel were injured during the making of this post). Any more detail and someone is going to jail 🙂

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