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To: Chainmail

Someone’s claiming the literal “Semper” in the motto. I live with a Marine (ex Marine if you are of that ilk, it was an honorable discharge) and he’d laugh too at the idea that Marinehood carries into heaven’s streets, as it would have to be if Semper was so literal. I take it as the normal meaning, i.e. while you’re enlisted. They can’t retroactively cancel the service record of a retired or honorable discharged Marine who misbehaves, as shameful as such misbehavior might be (of all people they ought to know it’s wrong).


14 posted on 05/14/2012 2:30:20 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Mitt! You're going to have to try harder than that to be "severely conservative" my friend.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Very odd response(again). All Marines share an identity that stays with them all their lives. There is no such thing as an "ex-Marine", just former Marines.

If you don't understand, you most likely never will.

15 posted on 05/15/2012 11:09:37 AM PDT by Chainmail
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