I saw the great little story in the Sergeant Grit Newsletter. Lots of submission from readers about the Marine Corp. This one was great and there is a wonderful quote at the end… Very accurate. The website is www.grunt.com. (“Butter Bars” refer to the gold colored 2nd Lt bar. A 2nd Lt is the rank of the newbie Lt…)
When I was with 2d Tank Bn at CLNC as a Corpsman, the 2ndLTs had to go to the range to qualify. I was assigned to be the Corpsman. (I was an HM1, E6 at the time). As the Butter Bars were taking their positions, I happened to notice one of the gentlemen using a “revolver” grip on holding the 1911, instead of the standard both hands under hold. I remarked to him that he might find it more comfortable in the long run if he used the under grip. He told me “I am an officer, and I know what I am doing!” (RIGHT!) So, I went back to my position with the RSO. Sure enough, the first round he fired, the slide came back and gouged the h-ll out of the “V” in his left hand. RSO calls… CORPSMAN UP! I cleaned it out thoroughly (ok, maybe a little more thorough that necessary). I told him what my Daddy had told me… “If yer gonna be stupid, ya gotta be tough!” Needless to say, he used the proper hold after that…
HMC(FMF), Unites States Navy/Ret
July 26, 2012
Hard to believe that I turn 50 today. I never thought I’d make it.
Looks like the blog will live on at WordPress…
March 20, 2012
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March 5, 2012
Check out the slide show to learn about historic firsts in the city including Yarbz’s favorite form of water and waxy material ensconsed in a glass container and heated by a light bulb.
November 18, 2011
May 27, 2011
Veteran’s Day is to honor the living veterans.
Amazing to me how many people don’t understand the difference.
May 2, 2011
UBL Arrives in Hell. Declares, “It’s hot here!” Shortly thereafter someone shoves 72 cactus’ up his ass…
April 12, 2011
I sent this to Canon in the hopes that it might find the right person at the right time… If any of you have ever looked for a professional quality, multi-format film scanner (possible Jorsa) than you know how I feel…
This is less a question than a pleading to Canon engineers… PLEASE develop a top quality film scanner which will scan at least all 120 formats. With Nikon out of the biz and nothing out there producing top quality scans from old and new film, there must be a market. Canon, being an electronics company as well as a camera company, should be able to product something… I know you, the reader of this comment, will not be in a position to help. However, you could forward this to the right people who may understand this great need. (Picture me on my knees begging and pleading for this as soon as possible)
Sincere thanks for anything you can do,
Long time Canon user,
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