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  •  It's supposedly a marine who says this? (5+ / 0-)

    A couple of my late father's friends were marines, both of whom fought in the Pacific during World War 2.  Because I was a quiet child, adults often kinda forgot I was in the room.  I heard stories about the war in the Pacific that....well, Rated R for violent content.  

    One of them was splattered head to toe with the blood and body parts of a Japanese soldier.

    Another spent days in a foxhole surrounded by decaying corpses.

    For some reason, "It's embarrassing to defecate in front of other soldiers" didn't come up.  I literally can't imagine any marine in the entire history of the Marine Corps embarrassed in the slightest by having to take a crap with this unit standing nearby.  Add to that the use of the word "traumatize" in this context, and nope, someone pulled a fast one on the editors at the Wall Street Journal.  The marines I've met would rather chew their own arms off than admit to being "traumatized" over such trivial matters.

    Tell me what to write. 'To know what is right and to do it are two different things.' - Chushingura, a tale of The Forty-Seven Ronin

    by rbird on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 09:12:54 AM PST

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