Saturday, December 4, 2010


Is that you?


smitty1e said...

Yes, indeed. No photoshop there.

Minicapt said...

Note the missing magazine: precautions were taken.


richard mcenroe said...

And the blank adapter.

Michael Lonie said...

John W. Thomason, a Marine officer who served in WWI, between the wars, and WWII, who wrote stories for magazines about the Marine Corps, once referred to "the world's most ludicrous sight, a sailor with a rifle."

bruce said...

'... a sailor with a rifle'

Isn't that how the Marines started out too, a long time ago?

Cheers Smitty!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Bet this wasn't the look that Smitty was thinking about when he signed up.

Looks like the service doesn't even pretend anymore. When I was stationed in Germany, the guards were given no ammo, so the joke was that if we were confronted we were supposed to yell, "BANG! BANG!".

Deborah Leigh

prairiecat55kc said...

I have a similar picture of My Sailor on his next to last deployment. He was in a flight suit, but the other accoutrement were similar.

Shouldn't have shown that pic to his family, they freaked. Didn't know he'd be in DANGER, dontchaknow, he was a Sailor!

Michael Lonie said...

No. As MG Julian Thomson RM, who led 3rd Commando Brigade in the recapture of the Falkland Islands in 1982, wrote, Marines are soldiers who go to sea, not sailors who fight on land.

As for Smitty, good luck and may you come back whole, without any missing parts.