Just received the following from the father of a young NCO Marine who's been deployed three times since 2001, and will be home from his deployment to one of the worst parts of Iraq in a matter of days.
[My son] was denied his request to give up his seat to a buddy Marine whose wife had a little one while they were away. His BN CO responded to the request in this manner: "WTF, Smith. Are you nuts, son? You haven't rotated but twice in 6 1/2 months, you look like hell, and you smell like sh*t! You are going home son. Well done, Marine!" [...] So, he's coming in Sunday with the Advance Team.Yup. Well done. Gotta love those Marines... for so many reasons.