The Boys Don’t Miss ANYTHING

…and have major-league senses of humor about their lot in the Corps and in life.


This belongs on the bulkhead of every barracks in the Corps.  Wonder why Duffel Blog is so damned funny?   Because the writers come from the superb young Marines (and other services) who can appreciate this kinda stuff.   Damn, I sure do miss being around the young Marines.  They are good for the soul.  And I just wanna say one more thing:

Gents, you’re all doing a great job.  I’m gonna let the 1st Sgt give you the details, but keep up the good work.


H/T 5th Battalion 10th Marines Alumni



6 thoughts on “The Boys Don’t Miss ANYTHING”

  1. Hah. Reminds me of the holiday briefs we used to get from a CO of mine nicknamed “Mad” Jack back when I was a shiny new O-3 at the 20th SOS. Some of the more vivid memories from those sessions:

    “If one more of you motherfuckers gets a DUI on this next long weekend, there’s going to be some wall-to-wall counseling in my office when you get back”

    “Which one of you cocksuckers is overdue for a goddamned library book? Fix that bullshit before I get back to work on Monday”

    Of course, most of it was all bark, he really did care a lot about the guys in the squadron. But boy, you felt a bolt of fear when you were summoned to his office. He would never make light colonel in today’s climate, much less be CO of a flying unit but damn, he sure could command. I kinda miss the old bastard….

  2. The gunny’s lines are the best–for some reason, this reminds me of railhead safety briefings when I was in 1st Armored Division in the late 80s/early 90s–the field grade brief followed by the sacrificial LT brief followed by the SFC platoon sergeant who was usually the only one who knew what he was doing–and who usually made free use of the Gunny’s favorite word. Thanks for posting this.

  3. I was in the DISCOM as movements officer, then XO of the 123rd Main Support Battalion, then XO and later chief of the DMMC–88-92, Monteith Barracks in Fuerth and the desert. I spent a lot of time at the Parsberg and Graf railheads when I was movements officer. And I was in charge of getting the division moved from our kasernes to the ports when we went to the desert, and then had to marry the equipment and people back together on the other end–tanks on Saudi HETs; I even used some Army Logistics Support Vessels to move tanks from Dammam to Jubail to use the HETs we had there.I still think an M1A1 is a thing of beauty.
    I still have my Graf jacket, too–I wear it to where I teach on cold, rainy days, which always put me in mind of Germany. The jacket confuses the hell out of my students, unless they are veterans. Iron Soldiers!

    1. Ahh, Parsberg. That railhead is about ten minutes from my house. I will take rail movements in Germany any day over CONUS. Bringing trains into Yermo for an NTC rotation was a nightmare. And yes, an M1 is a thing of beauty!

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