Originally Posted by BigRedUSMC
Unfortunately I have not and I'll be out in 6 months so I doubt I ever will. We hardly had enough M9's for all our staff NCO's and officers this past afghan deployment. The marine corps is broke as hell
being qualled with one and being issued one are two different things.. keep bugging the staff.. maybe you will luck out.
I have been a silent witness
to all of America's finest hours.
But my finest hour comes
when I am torn into strips and used as bandages
for my wounded comrades on the battlefield,
When I fly at half-mast to honor my soldiers,
Or when I lie in the trembling arms
of a grieving mother
at the graveside of her fallen son.