posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 07:29 PM
One of my high school friends was on the phone with a Marine recruiter and he told him that "there is no way he can join the Marines".
"Why not" the recruiter asked.
"Because my family would disown me if I became a jar head".
Some animosity there between the services. And, families tend to have a service they all tend to prefer.
My Gramps was a Navy SeaBee.
During WWII (before there were Seabees) they were building bases in the Pacific with the goal of reaching Japan. The civilian construction workers
kept getting captured. Then the paychecks stop and family starves. So they starting recruiting experienced construction workers and giving them
first or second class ratings in the SeaBees.
Link to my SeaBee page here Seabee Page
They were able to build bases with few resources. They invented a thing called the pontoon that made the D day invasion possible. They supported
the Marines with hot food at the front and even digging foxholes for the wounded. They went ashore alongside the Marines, sometimes before or shortly
after. They filled the bomb craters in runways as fast as the japs could bomb them. They constructed new runways in record time using natural
materials and steel “marston mat”.
edit on 3-1-2012 by kawika because: corectolated spel'n err
edit on 3-1-2012 by
kawika because: corectolated spel'n err