Terminal Lance “FOB Kilo-12”

February 23, 2018

Man school is getting rough these days. I hope these kids and teachers are getting that combat zone pay, because I did when I was in Iraq and it wasn’t nearly as dangerous. My sister is actually a 4th grade teacher in Corvallis, Oregon, where I grew up. It’s sad that this is what it has come to, but I’m also grateful that I’ll now be able to share stories back and forth with her about getting hot brass down my neck or police calling the ranges I’m sure we’ll have in common. Those kids better fill a damn sand bag on their way in, too.

On a serious note, what happened in Florida is a tragedy beyond belief. This is obviously a contentious debate, and I don’t have the solution. The answer that a lot of people float is always “MORE GUNS” which is obviously ridiculous. What I do know is that 17 kids got killed at their own school, and when I was in Iraq not a single person in my platoon lost their life. Knowing how combat affects veterans, from PTSD to grievous injury, I can only imagine what many of the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are dealing with.

My deepest condolences go to the victims and their families of the horrific event.



Terminal Lance “Happy Easter 2017”

April 14, 2017

You really can’t trust Marines to help with the base Easter egg hunt.

May baby Jesus bless the hearts of those that run MCCS programs for Marines and their families. No, seriously, that stuff is greatly appreciated and rarely mentioned around here, but being a Marine is shitty enough as it is, so anything that alleviates the shit really helps.

I don’t have too much to add to this strip. I debated a few topics today, such as taxes or even the “MOAB” strike in Afghanistan that everyone seems obsessed over for some reason (we’ve been bombing Afghanistan for like 15 years now, FYI). If you’re Catholic, or even just Mexican, Easter is probably a big deal to you. I’m Jewish, so the depth of it was limited to egg-birthing rabbits growing up, but knowing my audience (and the fact that I was one of two Jews in my boot camp platoon) makes me feel like a Passover joke would have passed over some heads.

In any case, Happy Easter and Chag Sameach!