Terminal Lance


If you were an enlisted Marine, this will make sense to you. Maybe you didn’t see it this way, maybe you went on and had a career, but you knew Marines that spent their four years playing just the tip with the Big Green Weenie. Some of them made Corporal, some of them made Corporal twice. Here’s a reminder of what daily life is really like from Terminal Lance.

It’s hard to explain if you weren’t part of it, if you just didn’t feel like most of the time there was the easy way, the hard way, and the Marine Corps way, and that doing it the Marine Corps was the most infuriating way because it made no sense, but we were going to do it that way because it was the Marine Corps way.

Sometimes it is entirely appropriate to kill a fly with a sledge-hammer.
–Major Holdredge

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