Wednesday, July 21, 2010

"Semper Fi"

Zachary Ryan Snow has sued the U.S. Maine corps because he suffered heat stroke during recruit training. He claims he was forced to exercise on a hot summer day thereby causing his heat stroke in Texas. He alleges the corps failed to supply him with an adequate amount of cool, fresh water in 100 degree heat.

I don’t know what will happen in the courts with this kind of frivolous litigation, but I hope the judge throws it out and says to Mr. Snow, “You wanted to be a Marine. What did you expect feather beds, air-conditioning and coddling?”

If Mr. Snow knew anything about the Marines he would have joined the boy scouts. (Sorry boy scouts, no offense intended to you. Most of you have a stronger physical ethic than Mr. Snow).

Nobody sued the Marines for atrocious conditions at Iwo Jima, Pork Chop Hill or Khe Sahn in Vietnam. Marines are special. They are not more important than any other branch of service, but they are trained for extreme hardships and they are hard-forged to endure and improvise in all battle conditions.

Mr. Snow take your lawsuit, put it between your legs and hide behind the grave markers of Marines and all the other services buried at the side of America’s patriotic road. You are not worthy of the motto, “Semper Fidelis.”

1 comment:

ZARG said...

Rolland, well said. As my dad, a former Marine stated (no Marine is ever referred as an ex-Marine)the Marine Corps is part of the Department of the Navy....The Men's Department!

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