From my experiences the only Marines what talk Serious Smack about the other services, Not the fun rivalry stuff, are recent graduates from boot camp.
From my experience, All the services are imporant. Not just because they have better chow than our Corps but support for one another when it matters.
In RVN, Army Med-evacs and fire support saved a lot of Marine lives
USAF Air support saved alot of Marines lives
USN, Hummm Obviously the best MARINES come from them, the Bush Corpsman...to Naval fire support and Medical facilities
I spent 20 years active duty, I would have served longer, but it's difficult to argue with a 100% disability retirement.
I have seen bad outfits, but as it's a fluid situation, and the leadership rotates in and out, that same bad outfit may have become golden in a few months. In VN, and elsewhere I didn't care who I was providing CAS for, we all bleed the same color.
Everyone serves a purpose, regardless of branch, or specialty...If someone weren't supplying rockets, and minigun ammo, I could not have provided CAS for crap. Same goes for pay, and decent chow, if it doesn't happen, morale goes to sh*t.
In agreement with HOLLIS. The only time a Marines really talks smack about another services is when he is fresh out of boot camp, lord knows I was one of them. Then you get to the fleet and realize that we are just a cog in a big machine and everyone is needed to make it run.
Last edited by LaoSexMachine; 03-01-2006 at 01:06 PM.
I'd like to welcome the SOCNET guys to our place,and this thread will NOT have any interference from me,the guys are here to set a few points straight,there's nothing worse when somebody talks bollocks, and stains their service,whether it me,Army,Navy AirForce or Marines......so if things get a little heated, if you're not BTDT, then please stay out of the argument, this is between Mogsniper and the guys he chose to talk ill of,normally this should be done via PM's........but if someone is running their mouth, and stating falsehoods in an open forum, then it's Game on!!