Time for a little Marine Corps history lesson


  • sherbsherb Senior Member Posts: 1,785 Senior Member
    Now, for the other side of the story. The Israeli press claimed the Captain was intoxicated at the time, but this was widely debunked in the American press.

    BUT. . .

    I heard from a guy who was there (my Platoon Sergeant) that he was in fact drunk.
  • fishingcomicfishingcomic Senior Member Posts: 21,345 Senior Member
    Well I can say from experience there are few things scarier than a drunk marine.

    I have a friend that was there in that period. A lesson I learned, never say anything nice about the Lebanese around him.
    'I've spoken of the Shining City all my political life. …In my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. That's how I saw it, and see it still.'" Ronald Reagan
  • Shawn C.Shawn C. Senior Member Posts: 5,379 Senior Member
    Great story!

    Guy was either liquored up or:


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