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Stand Down Marines & Supporters-No Change to Male Cover-Vanity
Marine Corps Facebook Page ^ | October 25, 2013 | Marines

Posted on 10/25/2013 7:03:41 AM PDT by huldah1776

Despite what you may have seen in other headlines, there will be no change to the male uniform cover. Straight from the Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James F. Amos:

1. The President in no way, shape or form directed the Marine Corps to change our uniform cover.

2. We are looking for a new cover for our female Marines for one overriding reason: the former manufacturer went out of business.

3. The Marine Corps has zero intention of changing the male cover.


TOPICS: AMERICA - The Right Way!!; Military/Veterans; Society
KEYWORDS: covers; military; uniforms; usmc
Sure got me in a tizzy. Doesn't take much though when it comes to our Marines.
1 posted on 10/25/2013 7:03:41 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: huldah1776

It sounds to me as though a “trial balloon” might have been shot down.


2 posted on 10/25/2013 7:06:21 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare should have been tested on politicians before being released to the public!)
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To: huldah1776
3. The Marine Corps has zero intention of changing the male cover.

Respectfully, if this is so then why did the USMC create a variant of the cover for men and publish photos of a male marine wearing it? I suppose I should interpret "had zero intention..." as "now has zero intention...".

3 posted on 10/25/2013 7:06:28 AM PDT by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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To: huldah1776

All this denial almost make the change a certainty. :)


4 posted on 10/25/2013 7:09:11 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: pepsi_junkie

A post with the same question was on the FB page. Reply:

Marines: The original survey pushed out with the Dan Daly cover was incorrect and pulled, but not before media ran a story about it. There will be no change to the male cover.


5 posted on 10/25/2013 7:10:04 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: huldah1776

Then please explain the picture of the man wearing one too!


6 posted on 10/25/2013 7:11:15 AM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: huldah1776

Zero intention of changing the male cover, except, well, maybe having everyone wear the Dan Daley cover. But that’s up to the board to give a recommendation and will be reviewed. We repeat, we have no intention of changing the male cover, yet.

Gosh, it is like they are a government agency.


7 posted on 10/25/2013 7:11:21 AM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

There was a survey in regards to changing the female cover.


8 posted on 10/25/2013 7:12:12 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: huldah1776

LOL I was looking at their facebook page and they were born in 1775. Long time line for that page! It would be a good history lesson if they could allow posts to previous years.


9 posted on 10/25/2013 7:14:44 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: huldah1776
We are looking for a new cover for our female Marines for one overriding reason: the former manufacturer went out of business.

What - with all the new business?

Time to find a Chinese one.

10 posted on 10/25/2013 7:14:53 AM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: huldah1776

Boy, I don’t get out much. They do have information on each year. Cool!


11 posted on 10/25/2013 7:17:39 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: huldah1776

12 posted on 10/25/2013 7:17:46 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: Last Dakotan

We could open a part-time only business. I wonder why the company that makes the male covers doesn’t make the female covers.

By the way, I do not like the Army berets. I like my brothers uniform from Nam era.


13 posted on 10/25/2013 7:19:34 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: huldah1776

This “reassurance” comes from Obama’s lackeys. Please tell me you are not going to believe it.


14 posted on 10/25/2013 7:28:34 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: huldah1776

IMO, the old 1920s version of the cap is far superior to more recent versions, and the new proposed (so-called) Dan Daly is now less “Dan Daly,” and indeed, more “girly” since it more resembles the one worn by WRs these last many years!

See Gunnery Sergeant Dan Daly Pic, below, shown w/the 1920s headgear, and w/his two medals of honor worn around his neck.

http://i11.tinypic.com/4gqo3z6.jpg

Dick.G: AMERICAN!
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15 posted on 10/25/2013 7:32:11 AM PDT by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: Sgt_Schultze

He must have wanted to copy the cover of Sgt Major Dan Daly.

Posted on the FR thread by Bender2:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3082904/posts
*****(i don’t know how to do images)

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Daly:

Sergeant Major Daniel Joseph “Dan” Daly (November 11, 1873 – April 27, 1937) was a United States Marine and one of only nineteen men (including seven marines) to have received the Medal of Honor twice [Plus an Army Distinguished Service Cross]. Of the Marines who are double recipients, only Daly and Major General Smedley Butler received their Medals of Honor for two, separate actions.

Daly is said to have yelled, “Come on, you sons of bitches, do you want to live forever?” to the men in his company prior to charging the Germans during the Battle of Belleau Wood in World War I, imitating the words of the Prussian King Frederick the Great at the Battle of Kolin.

Major General Butler described Daly as, “The fightin’est Marine I ever knew!” Daly reportedly was offered an officer’s commission twice to which he responded that he would rather be, “...an outstanding sergeant than just another officer.”


16 posted on 10/25/2013 7:33:56 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: fwdude

It will be delayed at least, like obamacare.


17 posted on 10/25/2013 7:39:31 AM PDT by huldah1776
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18 posted on 10/25/2013 7:42:15 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule the all)
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To: gunnyg

Re my old 2001 FR post on Gunny Daly.....

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/568469/posts
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19 posted on 10/25/2013 7:45:47 AM PDT by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“It sounds to me as though a “trial balloon” might have been shot down.”

Agreed


20 posted on 10/25/2013 7:46:40 AM PDT by paterfamilias
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To: huldah1776

After the outrage, there is no change NOW.


21 posted on 10/25/2013 7:47:47 AM PDT by FrdmLvr
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To: huldah1776
I expect that we will soon see General Amos relieved of his command, to be replaced by a Lesbian of High Rank, who will quietly implement the change.

Girls in combat, gays in the Marine Corps, now Girlie Hats for the jarheads. Obama has done more to humiliate our armed forces than John Kerry and Jane Fonda combined.

22 posted on 10/25/2013 7:49:33 AM PDT by Kenton
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To: Kenton

You just gave me a headache. Out for a cigarette.


23 posted on 10/25/2013 7:53:47 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: gunnyg

Dan Daley was certainly a man’s man. He uttered one of my favorite quotes of all time. Pinned down at Bellau Woods he is reported to have said “Come on you sons of bitches. Did you think you would live forever”.

Now that takes a set of gonads to say that in the situation they were in.

Semper Fi Gunny...


24 posted on 10/25/2013 7:56:34 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Kenton

Amen.

And what the FB post implies is that the Marines will put WMs in the male cover, which is what the Navy is in the process of doing. Equally unacceptable.


25 posted on 10/25/2013 7:57:22 AM PDT by twister881
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To: Kenton

WHEN will they storm the White hut ?


26 posted on 10/25/2013 7:57:40 AM PDT by knarf (`)
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To: huldah1776

Whew. I’ve lost faith in the leadership of the Army, Navy, and Air Force to retain any semblance of spine...and would give up completely if the Obamaloons managed to infect even the Marines.

Help us Obi Marines, you are our only hope.


27 posted on 10/25/2013 8:01:05 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: knarf

“WHEN will they storm the White hut ?”

I keep thinking that and was afraid to post...but there, you said it.

And I fully, completely, utterly agree.

The lowest ranking Marine possesses infinitely more courage, morals, strength, training, education and trustworthiness than does the Obamadork/felon/cretin, and general piece of sewage.


28 posted on 10/25/2013 8:04:42 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: huldah1776

The wife and I are also former Marines and the new cover isn’t that much different than the WM cover from the early 70s and before. If there was an attemmpt to make it more like the Dan Daly style cover of the early 1900s then they’ve failed. I don’t see anything particulary bad about the true Dan Daly style I don’t think there is any reason to change from the wheel cover.


29 posted on 10/25/2013 8:23:53 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Kenton
The Dan Daley is not that bad if it matches the uniform color. Making it white is what throws it into gayland. If you keep it white, which looks really good, you need to keep the 1922 cover for males.
30 posted on 10/25/2013 8:25:00 AM PDT by prof.h.mandingo (Buck v. Bell (1927) An idea whose time has come (for extreme liberalism))
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To: huldah1776

I swear the libs leak stuff like this to press to get everyone worked up and distracted from paying attention to important stuff.


31 posted on 10/25/2013 8:29:04 AM PDT by Busywhiskers ("Once you have wrestled, everything else in life is easy" -Dan Gable)
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To: paterfamilias

“It sounds to me as though a “trial balloon” might have been shot down.”

Agreed

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Makes two of us in agreement with that comment.

Look for some weaseling, as always. Something like, “We changed the headgear for the women, but then we realized that that was a sexist thing to do, so everyone now must wear the girly hat.”


32 posted on 10/25/2013 9:32:11 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Let me hear what God the LORD will speak. -Ps85)
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To: Da Coyote

Being promoted is the means to introduce politically correct ideology into the ranks. I hope the retired veterans who are like Gen Gray who spoke at the Beirut memorial will become vocal, unite, and form a counter offensive to the post-modern agenda.


33 posted on 10/25/2013 10:03:40 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: Old Teufel Hunden
“Come on you sons of bitches. Did you think you would live forever”.

Thanks for this -- I think it was paraphrased in Clint Eastwood's "Heartbreak Ridge" in the conversation between Chouzou (sp?) and Gunny Highway where he says "You're too ugly to live forever."

I wonder if Dan Daley was the inspiration for the Highway character.

34 posted on 10/25/2013 2:24:07 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: Fast Moving Angel
"I wonder if Dan Daley was the inspiration for the Highway character.

I don't know about that. I can tell you there are only a couple pictures of Dan Daley and not a whole lot known about his life. He died not too long after retiring from the Marine Corps. One thing is he was pretty short so Gunny Highway wouldn't have fit that bill... : )

One things for sure about that movie, they took every Marine saying they could find and crammed it in that movie. When I first saw it, I couldn't stop laughing because I probably heard everything he said in that movie within a couple days previous..
35 posted on 10/27/2013 7:02:05 PM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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