You're absolutely correct. I went to the Waynesville. MO Club Med: the "drill hosts" served milk and cookies at 10, 2, and 4; told us bedtime stories and tucked us in every night; took us to movies on weekends and holidays; the list just goes on and on.Echo 6 Sierra said:The teamwork part you got right but it is apparent you haven't spent 13 weeks getting screamed at by 4 Drill Instructors and numerous other senior Marines for breathing the wrong way, lacing your boots wrong, urinating in a toilet instead of a urinal, eating with your left hand instead of your right, not choking someone until they puke, not coming to the position of attention as you fall off a rope strung from a 50 foot tower into a 10 foot deep stagnate pool of water, the list goes on.
Nope. You got tricked into motivating yourself to finish something you started, even after you'd discovered it wasn't pleasant. You weren't authorized to think of yourself as anything but a maggot, let alone something special, and you had to make it through the hoops and over the hurdles before they would call you "Marine." They didn't lower the standards one microscopic little bit for you. If you went through "post-all-vol," they even encouraged you to quit. People in my day didn't have that option --- the foul balls, sad sacks, screw-ups, and weak sisters (my apologies to the ladies, but that was the vernacular at the time) were recycled until they got it right, went psycho, or died.As I posted before, the Discovery channel portrays a cute picture of life in Marine Corps Boot Camp, otherwise it would NOT BE ALLOWED TO BE SHOWN. Anyone who has ever been on the receiving end of the aforementioned "instruction" can verify the their particular DI's were the most sadistic SOB's ever created yet after the "indoctrination" there is an odd affection for them. Does THAT sound like a cult?
Yeah, everyone wanted everyone out in every war. When did "the crotch" become "the suck?" Been seeing/hearing that in the ad for whatever the Gulf '91 flick is.This is true for the most part, however, the ones that remain in harms way WANTS the other to get the ***k out of Dodge and hopes he dosen't have to come back...EVER! They'll usually hope to meet at another time and place but not in the Suck*. *A term of endearment Marines use to refer to their particular branch of service.