Just An Ex-Marine Having A Beer, No Big Deal [Pic]

Submitted by: fancylad 4 years ago in Misc

I think we can all agree that this man earned the right to do whatever he wants, no?
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Male 5,626
"This pipe is good but, Constance is not liking her beer..."
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Male 450
right before he shot himself
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Male 3,908
@McGovern1981 - Yup, one of our unofficial USMC motto`s is "First to go, last to know!"
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Male 259
never
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Male 15,262
Done killing arabs, then.
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Male 14,331
@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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Male 459
Oh that`s just Sgt. Cloppy, He won a bronze star taking a machine gun nest on Iwo Jima.
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Male 616
and one for the horse too
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Male 2,513
Thank you for pointing that out mrtomz, I wouldn`t have known. Get him another
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Male 3,908
@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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Male 39,913

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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Male 1,627
how do you know this isnt role play? maybe there was a war reenactment somewhere
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Female 2,691
*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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Female 4,447
Again, no such thing as an "ex-Marine" or a "former Marine". Once a Marine, always a Marine.
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Male 1
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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Male 3,908
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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Male 40,751
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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Male 3,209
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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Male 3,908
@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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Male 3,908
@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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Male 224
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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Male 4,891

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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Male 3,908
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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Male 89
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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Female 3,726
Once a Marine, ALWAYS a Marine!
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Male 2,332
There`s no such thing as an ex
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Male 10,338
He is reliving younger days.

The stripes give it away.

He served 8 years.
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Male 256
there`s no such thing as an ex-marine
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Male 2,711
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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Male 8,540
@danagamer: A Gunny (E-7) insignia would have two rockers. That`s just a Sergeant (E-5).
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Male 92
Pure AWESOME!!! I think the pipe smoking is the cherry on top, well and the horse!
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Male 8,540
The beer is for the horse.
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Male 701
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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Male 178
there are no ex marines.
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Male 20,909
Link: Just An Ex-Marine Having A Beer, No Big Deal [Pic] [Rate Link] - I think we can all agree that this man earned the right to do whatever he wants, no?
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