Marines and their sense of humor

Marines in Iraq ease tension with humor, pranks

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.

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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.

Good stuff, though I still like this the best:

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That should be a recruiting poster for these days of lean numbers of enlistees.