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"Thieves Edition": Marine's Never Lie, Cheat or Steal | iHateTheUSMC
We were in the locker room for swim qual – gear a-ready – when the instructor told us to leave everything and follow him to the pool – leaving the gear adrift. . Returning to the locker room, my Kevlar helmet and that of a corporal's was gone. We continued with our training. Back at our company we had to fill out a missing gear form so as not to be helmet-less in combat. The corporal and I had to see the Company XO, Lt. Gremlin, named as such because she resembled the sexy gremlin in the classic holiday film, "Gremlins 2." Waiting outside her hatch the banal conversation between she and the corporal was brief, and concluded with her signing off on his new Kevlar helmet. All seemed well with the world. He left, I entered, stood at attention, reported in, and was then put at ease, which really meant modified parade rest, so I was not actually at ease; nor should I have been. "Why are you here?" she asked, displeased. "My helmet was stolen at the pool." "What do you want me to do about it