Do you find it odd that a Colonel retiring after 37 years would a receive an EOT not from the Corps but a much lesser award from the Governor of his state?
I find it odd that a Colonel retiring after 37 years wasn't bumped up a grade.
One of my old CO's retired a general after a bird strike in a huey ended his career as a pilot. That sort of courtesy bump in grade is not uncommon, especially if you are a "political" as Muthra is or was.
ding .... now you get it......padding the old resume... saw it with some Marines in order to get stamped as having commanded a "rifle company" rotate around the company commanders position so they can get the bump to Pentagon ... the Marines are a small outfit, so it's real hard to "fake" stuff..or pad your service record. Everybody knows everybody else's sh#t... It's really like a big dysfunctional family that just loves to kick ass and take names. They don't like anybody making fun of them or their "kin" or the games they play...or the way they play them.
I'll take a bet...$20 that neither one of his Purple Hearts or "V" for valor..er "V for Combat" is worth it's weight in whale sh#t.
I've met Marine officers who are flaming libs but mostly the officers I've been privileged to meet are gentleman, courteous, competitive, honorable, but would be able to field strip an M-1, M-14, M-16 or .45, feed his men before he ate, and be able to find, engage and destroy any enemy of our country....
and THAT'S why I more than want to bust Murtha's a$$.... there are great men who've worn and died with that little old Globe and Anchor, that this turd is dishonoring. He's just like that old fart in Florida who deserted 30 years ago..... an f'ing coward and disgrace to the Corp and the men who've served.
as for the FReepers that "don't want to go there".... don't worry, you won't have to.... just step aside and let somebody else do the heavy lifting. If it turns out he's actually blind from a beer tab injury or got crotch rot or the clap from some mama-san then I guess maybe he can throw his ribbons in the same body of water that Kerry did.....what a bunch of posers.