Terminal Lance #13 “Salty Cammies”
February 16, 2010
Every Marine worth his or her salt should have a pair of Salty Cammies. They are the inevitable result of cammies that have been washed and worn over the years on a regular basis. With the lighter color comes a much softer, much more comfortable set of cammies that are always preferable to wear–if only to show how much saltier you are than everyone else.
I personally have a pair of deserts that are near white; only while I was in Iraq, my rifle rubbing on them tore a fairly sizable hole in the side, rendering them unserviceable to wear. It’s unfortunate, they really are much more comfortable than all of my other cammies. I had gotten them patched even, but the Hajji-Shop tailor obviously didn’t have worn out patches of desert cammy, and the result was a pretty noticeable patch of brand new desert on top of near-white.
I didn’t personally care, but a Master Sergeant in my battalion told me if he saw me wearing them again he’d tear a hole so big it wouldn’t be able to be patched… oh well. Can’t win them all I suppose.
In any case, the entire Marine Corps is wearing woodlands (sleeves down) right now. I believe this is to keep us warm in the autumn and winter. I think what bothers me the most about this system being Marine Corps wide is that even Hawaii is forced to wear woodlands, sleeves down. For those of you unfamiliar with Hawaii, it is 85 year-round here, and usually about 90% humidity. Needless to say, deserts would be much more appreciated around here. I doubt, however, that the brilliant minds that thought we needed to wear woodlands in Hawaii in the first place gives much of a shit though.
So with that said, I’d like to abruptly change the subject.
On Friday, there was an article in the Hawaii Marine about Terminal Lance and yours truly. While the article was well-written, it was smitten with one minor flaw… It had no URL to the site! In any case, I suppose Google had some role then to play in my site getting almost five times the page hits it usually does on a daily basis. I can’t really complain with results like that, but while I love the almighty Google as much as anyone else, the next time someone does a story on my website, please include the URL to my website.
In closing I’d like to note the success of the Terminal Lance store. While the shirts aren’t exactly flying off the shelves, I’m happy to say that they are in fact selling. I understand they’re a bit pricier than I wanted, but that’s really more on Printfection’s hands than mine. With that said, I know it may cost you those last few drinks on Friday night to buy one of these shirts, but definitely consider it… you’ll probably be better off and less likely to show up on the blotter.