USMC superior training

Once upon a time or so I’ve been told, a SGT was sent to Marble Mountain w/ a req for some extra beer from the flyboys.  While he was waiting for it to be loaded,  he helped himself to the the tap left unguarded (only the flyboys would be this trusting) behind the bar.

After enjoying several pulls, he went to the head to give back some of the borrowed beer.  When he entered there were 2 bluebellies already at the trough.  Since he was a large capacity Marine, he didn’t finish until they were at the sinks.  As he strolled past them, he overheard one of them say,”will you look at that, he didn’t wash up!”.  Hearing this the SGT turned and said,” in the Marine Corps they teach us not to piss on our hands.”  ’nuff said!

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7 comments


  • Nick 0311

    I know I’m getting old, so refresh my memory what is ITS and what is “the pit”? Was that boot camp at Pendleton ? Nick 0311


  • Kapena

    SEMPER FI MARINES! ITS Camp Pendleton 1980. No disrespect to any Marines just sharing. No judgement. We did have a recruit who did pee in his cammies and we all felt sorry for him and even I had to pee at that time. I think everyone did. But he caused a lot of extra time in the “the pit”at the end of the day for our platoon as every time someone messed up during the days training we were punished!


  • Nick 0311

    You kinda helped Paul make his point there kapena. Even though the DI’s tried to give us regular head callsthere was always an exception and the DI’s new it and yes the recruit would probably get berated for it but hey better off then pissin his skivies Right? or bursting something and causing a huge problem. Nick 0311


  • Paul

    What year were you there. Lot of DIs lost stripes for shit like that. Bad shit when a recruit gets injured because of negligence. Running on full bladder is just stupid and a good DI would know that. If that recruit ended up in hospital DI would probably get busted or worse.


  • Kapena

    Completely true! My drill instructor didn’t care was not aware or was trying to teach us a lesson! Pvt. Placentia requested permission for a head call in front of the whole platoon and was denied! He ask again! Was denied again then while being berated proceeded to unzip his fly and pee in front of our drill instructor and the world! That was in the middle of a 12 mile force March and shortly afterwards we all that had call I described earlier. One of the funnier episodes experience of boot camp! Semper Fi!


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