A reader comments on the story of Marines sending somewhat grisly holiday messages home on cut up cardboard boxes:
Just so you know, this isn’t really new. Marines have been doing all along in OIF. I can remember sending these out when I was in country (Iraq) with I MEF.
Although I haven’t heard of this particular pastime before, I think we’re all aware of the Marines’, shall we say, somewhat grim sense of humor at times. I’m reminded of this photo:
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I couldn’t find it online, so I took the liberty of scanning it from my copy of STEICHEN AT WAR (a must-see). It’s captioned
Grim humor on Tarawa. November or December 1943. Charles Kerlee
Tell me you don’t love the Corps.