Absence without leave. A term that USED to be used in the military to mean not being at your post or duty station at the required time. Civilians still use the term but the military uses the term UA (Unauthorized Absence) now.
Civilians still say AWOL but we use UA in the military.
A creature that has no mother but was created for the sole purpose of keeping non-rates in line and single-handedly winning battles. Can be your mentor, worst nightmare or just some guy messing with your mind...often at the same time.
Eats scrap iron and shits bullets, doesn't sleep with one eye open because they don't need to sleep, their best friend is their rifle and their girlfriend is whatever stripper they picked up at the bar last night.
Nietzsche said when you stare into the abyss, sometimes it stares back; Nietzsche had obviously had his first encounter with a Marine Corps Sergeant.
Sergeant: Their three chevrons is a natural evolution warning you to run like hell; kinda like a cobra's rattle or those poisonous fish with bright colors.
Powerful, dangerous beasts spawned from the very pits of Hell. Are known to consume Privates and PFCs for fun. Very good in a firefight.
"I thought we were friends" "Not since I made Corporal, PFC!"
The kind of abomination that would result from crossing Sesame Street with Snoop Dogg. Basically Lil Bow Wow with tits.
Lil Mama has a song all about a special shade of lip gloss...yes lip gloss. Another of her songs is basically a gangsta rap take on the Wheels on the Bus song. I wish I was making this up...
You know those guys the Army always waves around; the Rangers? Well we had a couple of those Army Rangers go through Marines' BASIC Infantry School and couldn't finish the humps (pack marches).
The Marines from 3rd LAR kicked Rangers ass at San D's MOUT Town; and they even brought more assholes and better equipment than we did.
The original Chuck Norris. Chesty was the most badass man alive matched only by his spiritual clone, Richard Marcinko. Chesty won, among dozens of other awards, 5 Navy Crosses but the story doesn't end there. The following statements are true:
Chesty fought off an entire North Korean tank battalion single-handedly with only an M1911. He destroyed 8 tanks with its 7 bullets before taking out the rest with his bare hands.
Congress had a plan to win the Vietnam War by sending Chesty Puller alone to conquer the country, but abandoned this course of action when they determined him to be a force of nature more powerful than large-scale nuclear weapons.
The nearly-impenetrable armor on modern tanks is synthesized from Chesty's DNA mixed with aluminum. They had to mix it because pure Chesty armor was deemed illegal under the Geneva Convention because it would have accelerated an arms race the world has never seen before.
Lewis Burwell Puller, the quintessential Marine.
Good night Chesty! Wherever you are!
To act as a million dollar (training costs) pack mule for the US Military.
"Ready for a 30 mile desert hump Lance Corporal?" "Fuck you Colonel".