The Power of the Almighty Marine Master Gunny
A Wise old Master Gunny once said...
A young PFC approaches the crusty old Master Gunny and asked about the origin of the commissioned officer insignias.
"Well," replied the Gunny, "the insignias for the Marines are steeped in history and tradition.
First, we give them a gold bar representing that says thay they are very valuable but also malleable.
The silver bar also represents significant value, but is less malleable.
Now, when they make Captain, their value doubles, hence the two silver bars.
As a Bird Colonel , they soar over the military masses, hence the eagle.
As a General, they are, obviously, a star. Does that answer your question?"
"Yes Sir, Master Gunny" replied the young PFC. "But what about Major and Lt Colonel ?"
"That, my boy, goes waaaay back in history - back to the Garden of Eden.
You see, we've always covered our pricks with leaves."
A Lance Corporal , a Corporal and a Gunny are off Base together for lunch. While crossing a park they come upon an antique oil lamp. They rub it and a Genie comes out in a puff of smoke. The Genie says, "I usually only grant three wishes, so I'll give each of you just one."
"Me first!" says the Lance Corporal. "I want to be in the Bahamas, driving a
speedboat, a beautiful woman at my side and not a care in the world." Poof! He's gone.
"Me next!" says the Corporal. "I want to be in Hawaii, relaxing on the beach with my personal masseuse, an endless supply of pina coladas and a beautiful woman." Poof! He's gone.
"You're next," the Genie says to the Gunny .
The Gunny says, "I want those two moron's back in formation right after lunch."
"The Five Most Dangerous Things in the US Marine Corps "
A Private saying, "I learned this in Boot Camp..."
A Sergent saying, "Trust me, sir..."
A 2nd Lieutenant saying, "Based on my experience..."
A Captain saying, "I was just thinking..."
A Gunny chuckling and saying, "Watch this shit..."
God and the Soldier, we adore,
In time of danger, not before.
The danger passed and all things righted,
God is forgotten and the Soldier slighted.