When He Gets Home, I Hope His Momma

kicks his ass.

-May 18: Taliban bullet shatters a wall an inch from face of U.S. Marine from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit during firefight with Taliban near Garmser in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

10 Responses to “When He Gets Home, I Hope His Momma”

  1. Mr. Bingley says:

    I really hope he starts wearing his helmet, too.

  2. Skyler says:

    Looks like another Marine behind him is only in a t-shirt too. I wonder if they were responding to a surprise attack, explaining why they weren’t wearing armor.
    But I’ll tell you this. That armor is heavy. If I could do it without subverting command policy, I’d ditch it in a heart beat. You can’t run with all that weight, you can only do a slow trot. That’s not how you win wars, it’s only good for defensive positions.

  3. The_Real_JeffS says:

    I think that you’re right, Skyler, on both items.
    I was fortunate, not having to wear it every day; them whats on the line every day? My hat’s off to them.

  4. I hope someone told his mom he was okay beFORE this picture made national news. A normal mom woulda keeled over dead at just the picture. {8^P
    I can completely agree with the body armor, but damn guys ~ if you have a split second to grab it, a brain bucket is always best for close encounters of the ammunition kind.

  5. The_Real_JeffS says:

    Sis, it’s a good bet that those Marines are being, ummmmmm, intensely debriefed, by their chain of command about battlefield dress.

  6. Gunslinger says:

    I’ll bet he keeps his brain bucket with him from now on even to the shower.

  7. Since he’s a Jarhead, he’ll more likely insist, “SEE? I TOLD you I didn’t need it!!”

  8. Gunslinger says:

    Now that I think about it ths, you’re right.

  9. Skyler says:

    THS, that would certainly be my response!

  10. The_Real_JeffS says:

    There’s a good reason why helmets are known as “brain buckets”!

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