No I just said American. He said yeah. I said from where...he said Utah. This guy had a bunch of tats and a big USA flag on his neck...
Yeah it's probably him, did he mention being an ex marine?
So how to say about someone who not serving anymore. what's wrong with EX.
From my interactions with Devil Dogs and Bootnecks...the preferred term seems to be "Marine/Royal not on active service", which implies that they are always ready to go back on active duty...which is pretty close to the truth.
Because, becoming a Marine or a Legionnaire is no small feat, it is a TITLE EARNED, NEVER GIVEN, NEVER!
Marines are Marines FOREVER, all we have are Active Duty Marines and Former Marines, as in retired Marines or Honorably Discharged Marines. Never, never Ex, that is an insult to a Marine.
I think that pretty clear to majority on this forum, so no need to be offended if some use prefix "EX". We all have much respect for you guys.
I mean, how else to write shortly that one is not currently surviving marine?
RM or USMC.
God help any who cross us. We stand ready young or old at all times. As has been said about RMs' they are the sheet anchor for the Nation. This would also apply to the USMC.
USMCRET...correct, Royal Marines are also known as Bootnecks. They also call each "Royal", Chas might be able to explain why. Not my place to speculate.
To paraphrase something I saw on a documentary a long time a go..."Earn your kepi/beret/cap badge/trident/tab/etc. everyday"