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Originally posted by muse7
Originally posted by Lingweenie
making him his servant basically to cover him from a little bit of rain.
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
Let's be honest. Do you think the SPIRIT of this rule means that a Marine isn't allowed to carry an umbrella to shield himself from the rain? Or do you think it means that, under no circumstances is a Marine authorized to touch an umbrella while in uniform?
I'm more inclined to think the purpose of this rule is to show that a Marine can withstand the rain and isn't a "softie" who needs protection from the rain... To "carry an umbrella" in the rain means to use it to protect one's self, rather than to honor the Commander-in-Chief's request.