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Riflemans Creed

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by blarby, Apr 8, 2015.

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  1. HorseSoldier

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    The Rifleman's Creed is fairly old school. I can give it cool points.

    I am otherwise completely onboard with the observations above about the modern era, where anyone who can't think of a way to get an extra bump on their OER dreams up some new creed, eight bullet statement smart cart, etc.

    I'm pretty sure I retired just in time to beat being expected to learn "I am a sexual harassment preventer. There are many like me, some male, some female, some kind of in between, but I am trained not to inquire about how my fellow soldiers self identify. . . ."
     
  2. 19-3Ben

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    Of course you're going to know better than I (I was never a Marine), but I thought this term is a no-no/taboo. One of those "Once a Marine, always a Marine" things.
    Can someone clarify?
     
  3. morcey2

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    The way my son explained it to me is that "former Marine" usually means someone who is a Marine, but no longer either active or reserve duty. "Ex-Marine" almost always implies someone who was given a less-than-honerable discharge of some sort. Kind of like saying some thing like "late husband" as opposed to "ex-husband".

    Matt
     
  4. HorseSoldier

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    I knew a guy who hated the Corps but was proud to have served who preferred "recovering Marine." ;)
     
  5. 22250Rem

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    OOPS..... What did I start when I referred to myself as an ex-marine? Is that something less than nice here in the 21st century?. Back in my day it just meant you were a Marine Corps veteran. Yeah, I'm familiar with that "once a marine, always a marine" stuff, so what's the term nowadays for a Marine Corp veteran?
     
  6. RetiredUSNChief

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    Well, according to the bumper sticker I once made for my Marine brother a few years back its "Marines: Action figures for Sailors".

    I printed it out on that clear electrostatic plastic sheet stuff that you put on glass, then drove out to his place of work and stuck it on his car when I was home visiting once. Right in the middle of his backglass, where it would be clearly visible in his rear view mirror.

    He drove all the way home that day before he noticed it.

    His wife and I were ROLLING at his reaction, and the fact that he apparently didn't look in his rear view mirror once during the entire half hour trip home from work!

    Next up will be to run a Navy flag up his flag pole, just below Old Glory and right above his Marine flag.

    :evil:
     
  7. Kaeto

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    M.A.R.I.N.E. = My A** Rides In Navy Equipment


    USN ATAN 1981-85 VS-37 "The Sawbucks" = Me
     
  8. bikerdoc

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    Good natured ribbing aside the OP has requested we close this.

    You'all are welcome to start a similar thread, just keep it high road.
     
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