Marine loaded for bear

Marine mortarman

A mortarman with Weapons Platoon, Kilo Company, Battalion Landing Team, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, bears the weight of his 60mm mortar tube before embarking a Landing Craft Utility vessel in Kuwait, Oct. 12, 2007. The Marines and sailors of BLT 3/8, the Ground Combat Element of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable), returned from a month-long series of sustainment training exercises in Kuwait. (Official Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Ezekiel R. Kitandwe)


  1. I think that’s my cousin humping that tube. I’ll have to check with his uncle on what unit he is in right now, but if that isn’t him, it’s his doppelganger.

  2. Jeez, they look just like we used to, when we were young and indestructable. Of course, we found out that we weren’t. Papa Ray West Texas USA

  3. MO, gd that’s funny. Well, if anyone could take that varmint down it would be a Marine unit. I dunno though…60mm might not even get through that thing’s fat layer.