Via a reader:
Marines pack boulders in their friends’ backpacks before patrols, then try to suppress laughs as they watch their buddies struggle with the extra weight — as if Marines weren’t laden enough with body armor, weapons, ammunition and other gear.
And, during the ride to Iraq’s western border for the Operation Matador offensive on insurgents in mid-May, one Marine from the 3rd Battalion dozed off, prompting the others to quietly put on their gas masks.
“Wake up! Gas attack!” they then screamed.
That should be a recruiting poster for these days of lean numbers of enlistees.