OK, for research I’ve been interviewing a Marine (friend of a co-worker) and he’s been great, and very patient with all my dumb questions. Outside of his Boot Camp experience and our conversations about living life as a Marine one of the many things that stood to me during our talks was what or how to call a Marine.
He said NEVER identify a man or woman as an Ex-Marine and DON’T EVER ever call a Marine a Solider….why?
- The Army has soldiers,
- The Navy has sailors,
- The Air Force has airmen.
- BUT Marines are Marines!
ITS WILD…It actually brings me back to a time when I was in college and was visiting friends at Albany State. While hanging out at the dorms I met an Alpha (Alpha Phi Alpha) from the African American Greek Fraternity. We were talking about Greek life….etc…. so I asked him how was pledging for him?
” I DIDN’T PLEDGE!!! ALPHA’S GO THROUGH A PROCESS!”
Wow!! Boy, I enjoy researching