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Sun Mar 5, 2017, 05:53 PM

12. That's what every Marine would tell his daughter. And his mother. And possibly his wife.

Last edited Sun Mar 5, 2017, 07:12 PM - Edit history (1)

And it's certainly the image that the Marines like to present to the public. However the reality is that the lower echelons (18-21 years old, E-1 to E3) are in some ways a giant frat house. A quote I saw recently on a Marine Corps humor site, said by a Marine about Marines doing stupid things "There's a fine line between military professionals and Lord of the Flies, and that line is boredom".

But the one thing every Marine knows is that the Corps HATES being embarrassed. They will tolerate a lot from their fighting men, but they will not tolerate public embarrassment and disgracing the Marines. These guys are in trouble. They've crossed a line and they will be punished.

On edit: In re-reading this it seemed like I was excusing, or downplaying the seriousness of this. That was not my intent. Sexual harassment, online bullying and threats of rape, torture and murder are serious crimes and require a serious response. Reading the article in the MarineCorpsTimes gives one a sense of just how shaken the Marines are about this.


John
USMC 1968-71

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