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I think my Kosovo Campaign medal would just be laughed at.
 

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I think that if I wore both I would have too much explaining to do. and I would still get laughed at...at least around here.
 

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10 November? Happy Marine Corps Birthday!

Marine Corps Rules for Gun Fighting

1. Bring a gun. Preferably, bring at least two guns. Bring all of your friends who have guns.

2. Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice. Ammo is cheap. Life is expensive.

3. Only hits count. The only thing worse than a miss is a slow miss.

4. If your shooting stance is good, you're probably not moving fast enough nor using cover correctly.

5. Move away from your attacker. Distance is your friend. (Lateral and diagonal movement are preferred.)

6. If you can choose what to bring to a gunfight, bring a long gun and a friend with a long gun.

7. In ten years nobody will remember the details of caliber, stance, or tactics. They will only remember who lived.

8. If you are not shooting, you should be communicating, reloading, and running.

9. Accuracy is relative: most combat shooting standards will be more dependent on "pucker factor" than the inherent accuracy of the gun.

10. Someday someone may kill you with your own gun, but they should have to beat you to death with it because it is empty.


11. Always cheat; always win. The only unfair fight is the one you lose.

12. Have a plan.

13. Have a back-up plan, because the first one won't work.

14. Use cover or concealment as much as possible.

15. Flank your adversary when possible. Protect yours.

16. Don't drop your guard.

17. Always tactical load and threat scan 360 degrees.

18. Watch their hands. Hands kill. In God we trust. Everyone else, keep your hands where I can see them.

19. Decide to be aggressive ENOUGH, quickly ENOUGH.

20. The faster you finish the fight, the less shot you will get.

21. Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet.

22. Be courteous to everyone, friendly to no one.

23. Your number one option for personal security is a lifelong commitment to avoidance, deterrence, and de-escalation.

24. Do not attend a gunfight with a handgun, the caliber of which does not start with a "4."


Navy Rules for Gun fighting:

1. Go to Sea

2. Send the Marines

3. Drink Coffee


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10 November? Happy Marine Corps Birthday!

Marine Corps Rules for Gun Fighting

1. Bring a gun. Preferably, bring at least two guns. Bring all of your friends who have guns.

2. Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice. Ammo is cheap. Life is expensive.

3. Only hits count. The only thing worse than a miss is a slow miss.

4. If your shooting stance is good, you're probably not moving fast enough nor using cover correctly.

5. Move away from your attacker. Distance is your friend. (Lateral and diagonal movement are preferred.)

6. If you can choose what to bring to a gunfight, bring a long gun and a friend with a long gun.

7. In ten years nobody will remember the details of caliber, stance, or tactics. They will only remember who lived.

8. If you are not shooting, you should be communicating, reloading, and running.

9. Accuracy is relative: most combat shooting standards will be more dependent on "pucker factor" than the inherent accuracy of the gun.

10. Someday someone may kill you with your own gun, but they should have to beat you to death with it because it is empty.


11. Always cheat; always win. The only unfair fight is the one you lose.

12. Have a plan.

13. Have a back-up plan, because the first one won't work.

14. Use cover or concealment as much as possible.

15. Flank your adversary when possible. Protect yours.

16. Don't drop your guard.

17. Always tactical load and threat scan 360 degrees.

18. Watch their hands. Hands kill. In God we trust. Everyone else, keep your hands where I can see them.

19. Decide to be aggressive ENOUGH, quickly ENOUGH.

20. The faster you finish the fight, the less shot you will get.

21. Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet.

22. Be courteous to everyone, friendly to no one.

23. Your number one option for personal security is a lifelong commitment to avoidance, deterrence, and de-escalation.

24. Do not attend a gunfight with a handgun, the caliber of which does not start with a "4."


Navy Rules for Gun fighting:

1. Go to Sea

2. Send the Marines

3. Drink Coffee

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Good one Dads.

Air Force Rules for Gun Fighting
  1. Kiss the wife goodbye.
  2. Drive to the base in your sports car.
  3. Fly to target area, drop bombs, (try not to hit the Canuks) fly back to your home base.
  4. BBQ some burgers and drink beer in your back yard, and talk **** about the Navy, Army and Marines.
 

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Great question. I like where your head's at and two of them actually are, but I got us covered: Purple hearts. We won't have to pay for a drink all night.
 

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Highest medal I got was the Meritorious Service Medal. The ribbon is PINK...er...magenta. :)

President Bush dedicated a new Marine Corps Museum at Quantico today. The design's exterior silhouette evokes that of the Marine Corps Monument.



New museum at Quantico does justice to Marine Corps' history
By Brian Bowers, Stars and Stripes
Mideast edition, Saturday, November 11, 2006



From the halls of Saddam’s palaces to the shores of Tarawa, Marine Corps history comes into sharp focus at the service’s new museum.

It starts in the soaring atrium of Leatherneck Gallery and continues through the life-size depictions of the battles of Iwo Jima, Chosin Reservoir and Hill 881 South — and undoubtedly will end for many Marines at the bar fashioned to look like the Tun Tavern, where the Corps was born Nov. 10, 1775.

The National Museum of the Marine Corps — dedicated Friday and opening to the public on Monday — is the result of a $100 million effort to give artifacts related to the Corps’ history a suitable home.

READ MORE

http://www.estripes.com/article.asp?section=104&article=41427
 

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Hey...what about Korean Defense Service Medal?


That one is not showing up on my virtual mpf, along with some others, would i just need to take my old orders to mpf to get this one updated??

I'm going to wear my good conduct medal with 2 boogers.
 
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All I got is REMF medals...well, except for my Marine Good Conduct Medal.

An Army Ranger instructor, decked out with badges and patches, once confronted me face-to-face and asked what qualified me to teach combat courses.

He glared at my BDU uniform, looking for a tab, a patch, something that would say "combat." There was nothing.

I stepped nose-to-nose and whispered, "The Marines didn't hand out medals for Beruit, but I've got an eagle, globe and anchor tattooed in a very private place that I'll share with you."

He nodded solemnly and shook my hand.
 

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That one is not showing up on my virtual mpf, along with some others, would i just need to take my old orders to mpf to get this one updated??

I'm going to wear my good conduct medal with 2 boogers.
Orders most likely won't get it done. Take a copy of your EPR from when you were in country. That is the best proof.
 

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EPR, old LES, heck...if you pull your service history from VMPF that should be enough. What are some of the 'others'?
 

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First Long War Marine to receive Medal of Honor
Nov. 10, 2006;

By Staff Sgt. Scott Dunn, Headquarters Marine Corps




Quantico, VA (Nov. 10, 2006) -- A corporal who died shielding men in his care from a bursting grenade deserves America’s highest military decoration, President Bush has confirmed (http://www.mcnews.info/mcnewsinfo/moh/).

Actions by Cpl. Jason L. Dunham, who would have turned 25 today, merit the Medal of Honor, Bush said at the National Museum of the Marine Corps’ dedication ceremony, which coincided with the 231st Marine Corps anniversary.

On April 14, 2004, in Iraq near the Syrian border, the corporal used his helmet and his body to smother an exploding Mills Bomb let loose by a raging insurgent whom Dunham and two other Marines tried to subdue.

http://www.usmc.mil/marinelink/mcn2000.nsf/main5/6A9F54EACD3677188525722200698195?opendocument


Happy Birthday Marines!!!!!!!!!!

231 years old today and still the finest fighting force anywhere!

OOOOOHHHHHHHH RAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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EPR, old LES, heck...if you pull your service history from VMPF that should be enough. What are some of the 'others'?
others= nothing special just commadation (sp?), expert marksman, etc.. one other that i cant think of besides the korean medal. I'll start hunting through my old paperwork to find proof i was in korea, My overseas short medal that i got from korea shows up. I was out of the military for about 5 years so everything has been screwed up, including pay date, years in service etc.. I've had to explain that a couple of hundred times.

Not sure when i'll wear blues but i would like to have everything up to date just in case.
 

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