Ed-vise: Marines

A post mid-term GOOD MORNING!!! to you all! Yup, voting is over. Now it’s time to count the ballots. Did your candidate win? Did your measure pass? Hope so; or not!

Think About it Thursday Ed-vise today. Cause it’s THURSDAY! Time to THINK!

I was going to do a big ass thing about the mid-terms and voting for the representative that does a good job versus party lines.

But, I remembered that today is the Marine Corp’s 247th birthday! That’s 247 years of dedicated service to Good Ol’ ‘Murica! 128 years before crayons were invented! That’s a joke.

I wanted to join the Marines. But, when I filled out the application, I knew both my mom and dad’s name. The recruiter snatched the paper from me and told me to “NEVER COME BACK!” That too is a joke.

My grandad was a marine. World War 2 type. He joined when he was 16. Yes, that is underage. Even for WW2 standards. He lied about his age to get in. Or, maybe he didn’t. Marines aren’t super good at basic math. Another joke.

When the Korean War kicked off, Uncle Sam sent him an invitation. A “greeting” as the draft notice was called. Back into the Marines he went to fight in foreign lands far away. There, he became one of the “Frozen Chosin.”

You never know you’re going to be involved in an infamous battle while you’re in it. It’s just that all of a sudden, there you are.

Well, the Chosin Reservoir was one of those battles. The temp was in the sub zero category. At one point it was reported at -52 degrees. Think About That for a minute.

Then, you have around 8000 of your closest friends being shot at by around 120,000 Chinese soldiers. From November 27 through December 10 the Marines and Army fought in what is called a retrograde action against the Chinese. Two weeks of fighting and freezing. Some accounts state that the cold actually helped keep severely wounded soldiers alive. You tend not to bleed out so quick when you’re frozen.

A reporter was imbedded with the Marines. He asked one a simple question in an effort to lighten the mood “What would you like for Christmas?” The marine looked at the reporter and said “tomorrow.”

Happy Birthday to you Marines. All jokes aside, you guys and gals are THE SHIT!

I’m just saying

That’s it for today. Take care of yourselves. Check in on each other and remember you know you had a good grief counselor when they die and…YOU DON’T CARE! HAHAHAHAHHAHAHA…ohhh that’s dark…but funny!


Published by edhlaw

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