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Ham Sandwich Salute

Last week I regaled you all with a post concerning Post Traumatic Military Courtesy. A comment on my Facebook page reminded me of an incident related to me by my old FAST company commander. As a review, in the Armed Forces we have what is called military customs and courtesies. Customs is defined as a […]

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Nature vs Nurture

As a wee lad my father would often bring me to his office when he was SgtMaj of the Marine Barracks in Vallejo, California. I mostly remember there was a soft serve ice cream machine somewhere in the building and a footlocker full of toy trains my dad’s predecessor had left behind in the office. […]

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All the right moves

Okinawa, Japan 2002.  The Marine Corps Martial Arts Program was still a new thing and Marines in the far east were exploring various styles of armed and unarmed martial systems. In those days no one from 3d Marines was deploying to the Middle Evil. Instead they made us fight Ken Shamrock one at a time. […]

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