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"ThePerfect Marine" - 1/28/2007 2:21:02 PM   
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What if there was a hard-core Gyrene that
1.Drove off a Jap sub with a 60mm mortar?
2.Wore a goatee?
3.Never saluted officers under field grade?
4.Gen Vandegrift on the 'Canal called him "The Perfect Marine"?
5.Could display the accuracy of the 60mm and 81mm mortar better than any other Gyrene with only 2 rounds?

You never heard of the legendary "Lou" Diamond !!

http://www.angelfire.com/ca/dickg/Lou.html


http://hqinet001.hqmc.usmc.mil/hd/Historical/Whos_Who/Diamond_L.htm


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lou_Diamond

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RE: "ThePerfect Marine" - 1/28/2007 5:03:41 PM   
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Yeah, Bob. This guy's name is always edited into my core force list.

I could imagine this guy saying : "Any of you sonsabitches calls me 'grandpa', I'll kill ya".

Here he is:




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RE: "ThePerfect Marine" - 1/28/2007 11:07:33 PM   
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Guys,

Forgive my ignorance but what is a Gyrene? I have never heard the term before.

Best wishes,

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RE: "ThePerfect Marine" - 1/29/2007 12:39:59 AM   
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Holy heck, Glenn, I'm on 1280x1024 and have to scroll for that picture...



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RE: "ThePerfect Marine" - 1/29/2007 12:45:42 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Goblin

Holy heck, Glenn, I'm on 1280x1024 and have to scroll for that picture...



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Goblin, I actually had to REDUCE the photo to be able to upload it.


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RE: "ThePerfect Marine" - 1/29/2007 12:52:22 AM   
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ORIGINAL: shunwick

Guys,

Forgive my ignorance but what is a Gyrene? I have never heard the term before.

Best wishes,

Gyrene is nickname for a United States Marine.


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RE: "ThePerfect Marine" - 1/29/2007 12:55:19 AM   
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ORIGINAL: shunwick

Guys,

Forgive my ignorance but what is a Gyrene? I have never heard the term before.

Best wishes,


I don't know if this has ever been fully explained, but the nearest I can figure is that it's a abbreviation of "GI Marine". US Army soldiers were often called "GIs" (government-issue), so this is to distinguish the Marines from the commonplace dogfaces.

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RE: "ThePerfect Marine" - 1/29/2007 5:16:20 AM   
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Thanks guys.

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RE: "ThePerfect Marine" - 1/31/2007 1:48:41 AM   
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I knew I had seen something on the origins of "Gyrene", but couldn't remember where. I found an entry in one of my old TBS books: "a term of uncertain origins applied to the Royal Marines as early as 1894, and to US Marines by about 1911."

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RE: "ThePerfect Marine" - 1/31/2007 2:12:48 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Daniel Oskar

I knew I had seen something on the origins of "Gyrene", but couldn't remember where. I found an entry in one of my old TBS books: "a term of uncertain origins applied to the Royal Marines as early as 1894, and to US Marines by about 1911."


I "googled" the term, and it seems that no one really knows where it originated. However, it was intended to be a derogatory term, but the Marines embraced it. That's no surprise. "Gyrene", like "Leatherneck" and "Devil Dog", have become terms of pride. This sets the Marines apart from the rest of the military establishment, and implies a sense of separateness and eliteness.


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