Something of importance to me and many other friends and family of the Marine Corps will be taking place tomorrow. Even though it will be largely overshadowed by the President’s grandstanding, Gunny R. Lee Ermey is trying to push legislation that will recognize the many Marines that die while serving our country.
Currently if a Marine falls in battle, the family will receive a letter from the Department of the Navy with no mention of the Marines. Ermey, along with U.S. Reps and Senators, are making a push to change the name of “Department of the Navy” to the “Department of the Navy and Marine Corps”. Not to mention, the Marine Corps is an entity that should be recognized on it’s own. Perhaps this legislation would also better spread the military budget around. Currently the Marines get the Navy’s scraps and hand-outs. My son is a Marine and is consistently broke because of the equipment he is required to purchase himself due to poor funding.
I hope you will join me in supporting this effort by passing around the links above. (Don’t forget to check out Ermey’s Flash intro on his web site, pretty cool).