A letter from a Marine

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A letter from a Marine

Post by koimaster » May 17th 2022, 11:33am

Dear Ma and Pa:

I am well. Hope you are. Tell Brother Walt and Brother Elmer the
Marine Corps beats working for old man Minch by a mile. Tell them to join up quick before maybe all of the places are filled.

I was restless at first because you got to stay in bed till nearly 6 a.m., but am getting so I like to sleep late.

Tell Walt and Elmer all you do before breakfast is smooth your cot and shine some things. No hogs to slop, feed to pitch, mash to mix, wood
to split, fire to lay. Practically nothing. Men got to shave but it is not so bad, there's warm water.

Breakfast is strong on trimmings like fruit juice, cereal, eggs, bacon, etc., but kind of weak on chops, potatoes, ham, steak, fried eggplant,
pie and other regular food, but tell Walt and Elmer you can always sit by
the two city boys that live on coffee. Their food plus yours holds you till noon when you get fed again.

It's no wonder these city boys can't walk much. We go on "route marches", which the platoon sergeant says are long walks to harden
us. If he thinks so, it's not my place to tell him different. A "route march" is about as far as to our mailbox at home. Then the city guys
get sore feet and we all ride back in trucks. The country is nice but awful flat.

The sergeant is like a school teacher. He nags a lot. The Capt. is like the school board. Majors and colonels just ride around and frown.
They don't bother you none.

This next will kill Walt and Elmer with laughing. I keep getting medals for shooting. I don't know why. The bulls-eye is near as big as a
chipmunk head and don't move, and it ain't shooting at you like the Higgett boys at home. All you got to do is lie there all comfortable
and hit it. You don't even load your own cartridges. They come in boxes.

Then we have what they call hand-to hand combat training. You get to
wrestle with them city boys. I have to be real careful though, they
break real easy. It ain't like fighting with that ole bull at home.
I'm about the best they got in this except for that Tug Jordan from over in Silver Lake. I only beat him once. He joined up the same time as me,
but I'm only 5'6" and 130 pounds, and he's 6'8" and weighs near 300
pounds dry.

Be sure to tell Walt and Elmer to hurry and join before other fellers get onto this setup and come stampeding in.

Your loving daughter,
Gail
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Re: A letter from a Marine

Post by MAX » May 17th 2022, 2:51pm

Well, I LOLed.

Here is something I came across written about Tom Cruise the you may enjoy. Didnt lknow where to put it but it kind of fits here.

Tom cruise is a retired Nascar driver beyond his Days of Thunder, now living the life on the beach serving up Cocktails at his bar in Jamaica. Unfortunately, he invested all his savings in some Risky Business ventures, and lost all the Collateral he he used to open his bar. He enlists in the military on the 4th of July, which is the day he was born. With his previous Nascar experience, he immediately excels at flying fighter jets...which is a good thing because now there's a War of the Worlds going on, and earth needs all the help it can get to blow these alien invaders into Oblivion. Spoiler alert...naturally Tom Cruise excels at everything he does, so he single handedly saves planet earth right on the Edge of Tomorrow from certain destruction. He receives a hero's welcome that only A Few Good Men get in this world...but most of all, he was an inspiration to his estranged and autistic older brother Raymond.
NRPI here.

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