Non veni pacem mittere, sed gladium.
"So you think you're too 'good' to dance like a russian? Cross those arms, squat and kick them legs trainee!"
I entered Air Force basic training in March 1979. Several T.I.s had USMC tattoos on their arms.
The Marine Sgt missed a belt loop on his belt. He also has more scrambled eggs on his shirt than I have ever seen on a Marine uniform. I retired USAF and it was common to give out participation medals but the Marines don't do that. One of my Marine counter parts retired with 7 ribbons as Master Guns with 21 years. His little ribbon at the top was a Silver Star...
Good eye! I never met a drill instructor who would miss a belt loop! I had 4 ribbons and staff stripes after my 6 years.If he actually earned all those he has my respect.
I'll bet that Sgt had a lot of fun! Looks like he's in top form there.I served in the AF myself, don't know if the drill sgts that I endured during Basic were, or had been, Marines- but I do remember that they kept me so exhausted I hardly knew up from down! One nice drill sgt told us, "smoke 'em if you got 'em" and we actually got about 3 whole minutes to goof off! Then extra pushups, while he told us what fairies we were, because somebody in the squad hadn't fieldstripped their butt. (Remember back when being called a "fairy" was an insult? Can't say that today, I bet.)Ah sweet memories!
Actually, he didn't miss any belt loops. The fair leather belt is worn that way.