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Date: 11/05/12 11:33 AM

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    fancylad Male 30-39
    18502 posts
    November 5, 2012 at 11:34 am
    Link: Just An Ex-Marine Having A Beer, No Big Deal - I think we can all agree that this man earned the right to do whatever he wants, no?
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    tbored Male 30-39
    178 posts
    November 5, 2012 at 11:55 am
    there are no ex marines.
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    danagamer Male 30-39
    701 posts
    November 5, 2012 at 12:02 pm
    Strange: On old guy wearing the rank of a mere gunnery sgt. He`s either reliving his youth from a million years ago, or he was a lifer that got busted down in rank. Either way, it`s unlikely that anyone could stay in that long with such a low rank.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
    5879 posts
    November 5, 2012 at 12:03 pm
    The beer is for the horse.
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    slightlys Male 18-29
    92 posts
    November 5, 2012 at 12:08 pm
    Pure AWESOME!!! I think the pipe smoking is the cherry on top, well and the horse!
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    Grendel Male 40-49
    5879 posts
    November 5, 2012 at 12:10 pm
    @danagamer: A Gunny (E-7) insignia would have two rockers. That`s just a Sergeant (E-5).
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    chalket Male 50-59
    2712 posts
    November 5, 2012 at 12:42 pm
    Wait til you learn he rented the costume for Halloween. lol! ("How much extra for the horse? I`ll take it!")
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    tsheriff Male 18-29
    256 posts
    November 5, 2012 at 1:03 pm
    there`s no such thing as an ex-marine
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    November 5, 2012 at 1:09 pm
    He is reliving younger days.

    The stripes give it away.

    He served 8 years.
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    Reignblazer Male 18-29
    2334 posts
    November 5, 2012 at 1:21 pm
    There`s no such thing as an ex
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    lostinkorea Female 30-39
    3727 posts
    November 5, 2012 at 1:29 pm
    Once a Marine, ALWAYS a Marine!
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    sharpydufc Male 18-29
    89 posts
    November 5, 2012 at 1:47 pm
    It`s just a man having a beer... I don`t get it. Is this just an excuse for all the Americans to touch each others balls about playing soldiers.
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
    3907 posts
    November 5, 2012 at 2:06 pm
    There is no such thing as an "ex-Marine" or "Former Marine" per General James F. Amos, the 35th & current Commandant of the Marine Corps.

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    turdburglar Male 30-39
    4718 posts
    November 5, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    I`d toss a nug in that pipe for an old soldier. He`s most likely twice the man any of us will ever be...Or he is a weirdo with a costume.

    I`ve always wanted one of those swords.
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    Swash Male 30-39
    224 posts
    November 5, 2012 at 2:14 pm
    Wait...marines have horses? How do they teach them to swim? If the ship`s kitchen is the galley and the cells are the brig, what`s the stable called?

    I will never understand why US infantry are called marines when they tend to have nothing to do with water.
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
    3907 posts
    November 5, 2012 at 2:18 pm
    @danagamer - He`s wearing Sgt chevrons, 3 up & crossed rifles. A Gunny is 3 up, 2 down & crossed rifles. Marines who retire (20+ years of service) and Marines who served during wartime are allowed to wear their uniforms as they were upon discharge (rank, awards, etc) at funerals, memorial services, weddings, parades, and other patriotic events & gatherings.

    @auburnjunky - Each hash mark (service stripe) on the cuff of his sleeves denotes 4 years of service so he has served at least 8 years and less than 12.
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
    3907 posts
    November 5, 2012 at 2:23 pm
    @Swash - The Marines were first created as security on Naval vessels and still to this day specialize in amphibious warfare. That`s why we`re called the US Marine Corps and still fall under the Department of the Navy, but we`re the men`s department! (That`s the usual joke between Marines & sailors)
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    CaptKangaroo Male 50-59
    2314 posts
    November 5, 2012 at 2:39 pm
    No, I do not agree that he `earned` the right to do whatever he wants.
    What if, during his time in the service, he raped fellow servicewomen- a not uncommon happening in the United States military, or fellow servicemen- a less common happening in the Marines, I suspect, but not perhaps, the Navy.
    What if was basically a paper pusher or administrator type- not everybody in the service sees combat- and not everybody who sees combat is a hero.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31783 posts
    November 5, 2012 at 2:44 pm
    Aawww! Good Horsie! Now I want a nice horsey like that one...

    Don`t forget the pipe! If a Marine wants to smoke a pipe, you let him! (or her!)
    Ditto for: Seals, Airborne and JTF1&2 members...
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
    3907 posts
    November 5, 2012 at 2:54 pm
    The only way to tell if someone has seen combat is by taking a look at the medals/ribbons on his chest. If they were in combat you`d see this:

    Combat Action Ribbon (US Marine Corps & US Navy)


    People who don`t know anything about medals/ribbons/awards sometimes see a National Defense Service medal/ribbon and confuse it with a Combat Action Ribbon. The Nat`l Defense Service medal is awarded to every one who has served during a time of war or national emergency.

    National Defense Service Medal
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    rgorny1024 Male 18-29
    1 post
    November 5, 2012 at 3:35 pm
    I live down the street from where this picture was taken. This guy rides his horse ALL the time down the main strip, never seen him in this uniform.
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    Ani187 Female 30-39
    4448 posts
    November 5, 2012 at 4:11 pm
    Again, no such thing as an "ex-Marine" or a "former Marine". Once a Marine, always a Marine.
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    SavageChef Female 50-59
    2692 posts
    November 5, 2012 at 6:16 pm
    *Mere* Gunnery Sergeant? Boy, you are confused. Gunny`s are E-7. My husband retired at E-9, which is the highest enlisted rank, except for the Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, of which there is only one at any given time.
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    Kaagan Male 18-29
    1596 posts
    November 5, 2012 at 6:44 pm
    how do you know this isnt role play? maybe there was a war reenactment somewhere
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36206 posts
    November 5, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    It`s gotta be a costume.
    1: His hair is too long for the marine corps.
    2: He`s way too old to be a seargent with only 2 hash marks.
    3: Enlisted men don`t carry swords.

    Or maybe he just still fits into his old uniform.
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    mrtomz Male 40-49
    136 posts
    November 5, 2012 at 8:07 pm
    Did anyone notice the empty boot in the stirrup facing backwards? That`s a caparisoned horse he`s got there. He``s probably saying goodbye to a fallen hero. If I were there, I`d buy him another beer.
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
    3907 posts
    November 5, 2012 at 8:17 pm
    @Gerry1of1 - Marine Corps NCO`s (E-4 and up) carry swords. They`re used for formal events like parades, promotion/awards ceremonies, etc. Link

    Marines are permitted to wear their uniforms after they`re discharged for certain occasions. Here`s the part of the USMC Uniform Regulations pertaining to veterans & retirees.
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    xelous Male 18-29
    2513 posts
    November 5, 2012 at 9:50 pm
    Thank you for pointing that out mrtomz, I wouldn`t have known. Get him another
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    botfly Male 50-59
    616 posts
    November 6, 2012 at 2:23 am
    and one for the horse too
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    SpermNinja81 Male 30-39
    459 posts
    November 6, 2012 at 3:53 am
    Oh that`s just Sgt. Cloppy, He won a bronze star taking a machine gun nest on Iwo Jima.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14273 posts
    November 6, 2012 at 6:45 am
    @Swash

    Infantry are part of the army Marines are their own branch. They see more training because they`re usually the first to go in back in the day usually from a boat not so much now.

    @CaptKangaroo

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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14544 posts
    November 6, 2012 at 9:17 am
    Done killing arabs, then.
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    pompousass7 Male 40-49
    259 posts
    November 6, 2012 at 11:56 am
    never
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
    3907 posts
    November 6, 2012 at 3:53 pm
    @McGovern1981 - Yup, one of our unofficial USMC motto`s is "First to go, last to know!"
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    vodooshaman Male 70 & Over
    450 posts
    November 6, 2012 at 11:49 pm
    right before he shot himself
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    CodeJockey Male 40-49
    5606 posts
    November 7, 2012 at 6:25 am
    "This pipe is good but, Constance is not liking her beer..."

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