This One’s For My Mom

There’s no great rhyme or reason for this post. This one’s for my mom, a former officer in the United States Marine Corps from a time when being a female Marine, much less an officer, was a rarity of note.

Though Many Are Born, Few Are Made

As you either knew before or know now, I come by my love of country and my function as a defender of it naturally. It comes from having a mother who was not only pretty hardcore but was also Hard Corps. :lol:

Related Reading:

A Civilian's Guide to the U.S. Military: A comprehensive reference to the customs, language and structure of the Armed Forces
Why America Fights: Patriotism and War Propaganda from the Philippines to Iraq
USMC Combat Conditioning: Marine Corps Martial Arts Program Exercise Book
The Impossible Patriotism Project

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2 Responses to “This One’s For My Mom”

  1. Ceefour Says:

    God bless our Women Marines..but never,never call them BAMS. I made that mistake in the Quarters K slop chute across from Henderson Hall and wound up on the deck listening to a lecture on why WM should not be called BAMS. Thats a lecture I took seriously.

  2. jonolan Says:

    And one you earned. ;-)

    I found it uniquely Marine that there is no nomenclature for female Marines, unlike women in the other services. A Marine is a Marine irrespective of their plumbing.

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