Today always makes me think of Full Metal Jacket & A Few Good Men, which has some of the greatest quotes in movies history, and my late uncle was once a Marine, but, my Uncle had a slight learning disability and at the time (The 30’s & 40’s) they didn’t have all the fancy equipment they do now a days. He breezed through the Marines by having other people read the questions to him, one time he didn’t, and he failed, which turned out to be a blessing, because he received an honorable discharge, and avoided being deployed to Korea. When he passed away a few years ago, his step-daughter contacted the Marines, and gave him a military burial with full honors, which was pretty neat to see, the 21 gun salute, and the fact that they collect the spent shells and award them to the next of kin, which in this case was his only son, he got the shells and the American Flag, and he & the ashes of his late wife were buried in a military cemetary here in New Jersey.
“We use words like ‘Honor’, ‘Code’, ‘Loyalty’, we use them as a basis of a life spent defending something, you use them as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to defend myself to someone who rises and falls under the very freedom that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I rather you just said: ‘Thank you!’, and went on your way, otherwise I suggest you grab a weapon and stand a post…either way, I DON’T GIVE A DAMN WHAT YOU THINK YOU ARE ENTITLED TO…”-Jack Nicholson
“God has a hard-on for Marines, because we kill, everything we see, he plays his games, we play ours. To show our appreciation for so much power, we keep heaven packed with fresh souls. God, was here before the Marine Corps., so you can give your heart to Jesus, BUT YOUR ASS, BELONGS TO THE CORPS…”-R. Lee Ermey