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April 18, 2007

GN’s MC News Roundup

by @ 3:00 pm. Filed under Milblogging, Troop Support, Walter Reed

Chuck Norris recieves “Honorary Marine” designation. The story on WorldNetDaily has lots of info on the honorarium, and on the phenomenon of “Chuck Norris”isms that can be found on almost any grafitti laced surface in Iraq.

Chuck in ‘08!

The best info and insight on this legendary hero comes from a military forum. Here are a few highlights:


Marines foil robbery on base (Camp Pendleton), or “Robber with a Green Death Wish”.

A story on April 13, 2007 by Lcpl Geoffrey P. Ingersoll, tells of a not too bright thief who decided to it was a good day to die (or come as close as possible!)

Having run out of a store with armloads of shoe boxes and ladies purses, the would be robber had to throw his ill-gotten goods in the path of a store employee who had given chase. Then the boys in Green heard the commotion:

“I was just standing in the parking lot with my friend when I heard somebody yell,” said Cpl. Chaz A. Prothro, machine gunner, Company C, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, and a witness to the event.

Prothro and his friend headed toward the ruckus and saw a man running away from MCX employees.

Prothro’s friend reached the thief first, but couldn’t get good grasp on him. Prothro just lowered his shoulder and went in for the kill.

“It was a little bit of a fight, so I just hit him and drove my legs, until he was on the ground,” Prothro said. “Then when I looked up, I saw a wall of green coming toward us.”

That wall of green was a group of other Marines closing in to help subdue the alleged criminal. Prothro described the man as young, muscular and willing to fight.

“He uppercutted a gunny during the struggle,” Prothro said. “Then we really put the pressure on him.”

The military police with the Provost Martial’s Office arrived on the scene a few minutes later to apprehend the man. Even around civilian shopping areas there’s a hero factor, there’s going to be people who are willing to step it up if something like that happens, Prothro said. On a Marine base, multiply that by 200-percent, he added.

The Marines offered the thief one bit of advice before turning him over to police.

“You’re in the wrong place to be doing this type of stupid stuff,” Prothro said.

Ouch! You can say that again!


Next in the news comes from VaJoe.com.

Leatherneck wins Grand Prize ($2000) in VAJoe’s 1st Annual NCAA Pool.

SSG Galonzka and Heather

Click the pic to go to the story of how the SSG won and who this lovely lady on his arm might be.

VAJoe.com representative Lane Barnholtz has my great thanks as well for sending me a box full of VAJoe T-shirts to take to Walter Reed. As soon as the box was opened in the lobby of the Malogne House, the shirts were gone! All snapped up by guys and gals who love to wear any civilian cloths with a military message.

Thanks Lane, and thanks VAJoe for all the info and support on your site!


Lastly, a message from our Spiritual Leader, The Right Reverend Big Bro Jim I:

ITS THE GRUNTS,THE GROUND POUNDERS THAT ARE THE BACK BONE OF OUR MILITARY.THE REST ARE GREAT SUPPORT . MY HATS OFF TO OUR MARINE PILOTS, THEY COULD DROP A BOMB AND KNOCK A PIMPLE OFF OF A GNATS ASS. THEY WERE THAT GOOD. OUR HUEY PILOTS WERE ALSO THE GOODS, THOSE GUYS DIDN’T F%#*K AROUND.THEY DROPPED ROCKETS AND EMPTIED THOSE 50 CALS BEFORE YOU SAW OR HEARD THEM.LETS NOT FORGET OUR COOKS THAT WOULD COME OUT AND SET UP A FIELD MESS FOR A SELDOM HOT MEAL.BUT MOST OF ALL MY BIGGEST HEROES WERE THE NAVY CORPS MEN.IMAGINE GOING ACROSS BACK AND FOURTH THE BATTLE AREA TO TEND THE WOUNDED, MANY OF THOSE MEN EARNED THE SILVER STAR OR NAVY CROSS, THE NEXT HIGHEST TO THE M.O.H..
I SALUTE ALL MY TROOPS.
THE REVEREND BIG BRO JIM I SAID THAT

Amen, RRBBJI!

One Response to “GN’s MC News Roundup”

  1. Trevor Says:

    Thanks as always for publishing the stories you do. One question – his rank shows sergeant, but you called him a staff sergeant, why?

    “Why?” — ’cause I’m an idiot! I know I checked VAJoe to be sure of the rank, but then I went ahead and screwed it up. Thanks for proofing the text, Trevor. I don’t know what prompted me to make such a mistake… — GN

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