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Specifically to "Lazy Marines"

Date Posted: 2001-10-13

I would like to say that I am especially proud of the way that the Marine Corps here on Okinawa are handling the current situation. To muster up, at a moments notice, a security posture as they have is nothing short of miraculous. But hey, that's what the Marine Corps have always done, done the best with the least against insurmountable odds. May God bless each of them.

I believe whole-heartedly that to demand something is a taxpayers right. To speak up against a wrong is a duty of citizenship. To address a wrong that affects a whole populace or multiple services, sure I can see going to a newspaper. To address a specific problem in a specific service, use the chain of command - a very effective means even for you. I still use this process now.

What you did Sir (?), in your own Roman Senatorial self (add -) important way, was slam your supposed proud branch of service, a service that you also admitted that you were once proud to serve in.

The next time you drive through the gates, chat with the Marines and thank them for the job they do. I am sure that in no small way they will appreciate it. Those Marines are doing nothing short of what is expected, a superb job.

Oh, and next time, EX-marine...yes EX, be proud enough to sign your name.

Pat Fleming

A Former Marine

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