gotta love the marines.


July 12, 2005, 07:03 AM
my dad sent me this one today:

Marine Corp's General Reinwald was interviewed on the
radio the other day and you have to read his reply to the lady
who interviewed him concerning guns and children. Regardless
of how you feel about gun laws you gotta love this!!!!

This is one of the best comeback lines of all time.
It is a portion of National Public Radio (NPR) interview between a
female broadcaster and US Marine Corps General Reinwald
who was about to sponsor a Boy Scout Troop visiting his military

> >> FEMALE INTERVIEWER: So, General Reinwald, what things
> >>are you going to teach these young boys when they visit your base?

> >> GENERAL REINWALD: We 're going to teach them climbing,
> >>canoeing, archery, and shooting.

> >> FEMALE INTERVIEWER: Shooting! That's a bit irresponsible,
> >>isn't it?

> >> GENERAL REINWALD: I don't see why, they'll be properly
> >>supervised on the rifle range.

> >> FEMALE INTERVIEWER: Don't you admit that this is a terribly
> >>dangerous activity to be teaching children?

> >> GENERAL REINWALD: I don't see how. We will be teaching
> >>them proper rifle discipline before they even touch a firearm.

> >> FEMALE INTERVIEWER: But you're equipping them to become
> >>violent killers.

> >> GENERAL REINWALD: Well, Ma'am, you're equipped to be
> >>a prostitute, but you're not one, are you?

The radio went silent and the interview ended. You’ve gotta love the Marines!

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July 12, 2005, 07:21 AM
And the microphone hits the floor and dead silence. Any more helpful questions? I thought not... :evil:

Steve in PA
July 12, 2005, 07:29 AM
I believe its an urban myth.

Marine is always spelled with a capital M.

July 12, 2005, 07:33 AM
L.M.A.O. !!!!!!!! :D

July 12, 2005, 07:36 AM
My Scouts love their visits to Camp Pendleton, and we have always been treated to opportunities that make the trip very worthwhile. Scouting teaches boys the kinds of values that all of us can be very, very proud of.

There's not much more all-American than the Boy Scouts of America and the United States Marine Corps. God Bless 'Em !!!

July 12, 2005, 07:38 AM
Very likely an urban legend, but still amusing.

Note, the original version meantioned the US Army instead of the Marines. Tis ok, Marines usually lack originality. Heck, I've heard them refer to grenades as "boom rocks!" :p

(Much love, and I swear I'm kidding!)

July 12, 2005, 07:44 AM

damn why are all the good comebacks fiction??

July 12, 2005, 07:57 AM
So it never happened, darn. It is a good line though, and I'll be sure to remember it for future use.

July 12, 2005, 07:58 AM
Nice fantasy story, too bad it never happened......

July 12, 2005, 08:10 AM
Anything that sounds too good usually is so it's best to check the background info on things like this.

Lot's of folks think things like this are great for polar reasons. Pro Gun, pro military, pro right, anti urban, anti press folks shout, "Yea, the idiot leftist, sneaky, urban, hoplophobe reporter got her comeupance on the radio! See how right we are to hate them!" while the anti gun, anti military, ... folks shout, "Yea, the neanderthal, gun hugging, reactionary just showed how unprofessional and stupid he can be on the air! See how right we are to hate them!" Cuts both ways.

July 12, 2005, 02:50 PM
Tis ok, Marines usually lack originality. Heck, I've heard them refer to grenades as "boom rocks!"

OK, RevDisk, you're on The List. :neener:


July 12, 2005, 03:06 PM
It's BS.

No such marine general.

July 12, 2005, 03:53 PM
breathlessly passed along by someone who made absolutely no effort to check a clearly suspect story before posting it on a public forum.

It's drivel.

It's old.

It's been known a falsehood for over half a decade.

Here's the link:

Thanks for sharing.... :rolleyes:

July 12, 2005, 05:11 PM
Marine is always spelled with a capital M. Nonsense, I took a class once in marine biology with some friends. One of my friends was a former airmen, two were sailors, and one was a soldier. I was the only Marine in the group. :D

Now that I am no longer on active duty, the following conversation occasionally takes place.

person: Oh you are a Marine?
me: Yep.
person: What is your MOS?
me: I worked in Aviation Ordnance before I got out.
person: Oh I thought you said you were still a Marine.
me: I am.
person: So you are in the reserves now?
me: Nope, served my 8 years and recieved an Honorable Discharge.
person: I don't get it.
me: That's okay.

Or some variation thereof.

And yeah, the story is an urban myth, but it is a fun one.

July 12, 2005, 05:37 PM
No Brakes, I was drinking when I read that. Having a mouthful of water go down the wrong way because you start laughing just as you try to swallow is not fun.

Anyway, you reminded me of the first time, and last time (when not joking around), I called a Marine friend an "ex-Marine". I was informed in no uncertain terms that there is no such thing as an 'ex-Marine' and the meaning of the phrase "once a Marine, always a Marine".

July 12, 2005, 05:54 PM
Although this is a well known myth and that is unfortunate, I've had occasion to use that very line on an aquaintence arguing with me about guns. She couldn't help but laugh.

July 12, 2005, 07:31 PM
you're lucky she doesn't hit you for that. Mine would do a Bobitt on me.

July 12, 2005, 11:03 PM
OK, RevDisk, you're on The List.

You'd be surprised how often I hear that, actually. Tho, usually it's from officers. :neener:

July 13, 2005, 02:29 AM
Wow. Some of you need to lighten up. :)

July 13, 2005, 11:19 AM
Its Marines, with a capital "M".
Don't make me start throwing boom-rocks.

July 13, 2005, 12:07 PM
Known false for six years.

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