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Posted: 2/23/2002 9:16:50 PM EDT
Does anyone have any info on where I can buy the new MARPAT digital camouflage uniforms
Link Posted: 2/23/2002 9:22:29 PM EDT
Since the Corps patented the BDU style and the camo pattern, no.
Link Posted: 2/23/2002 9:24:49 PM EDT
They are available. See your local Marine Corps recruiter.[marines]
Link Posted: 2/23/2002 9:30:35 PM EDT
any one got some pics??
Link Posted: 2/23/2002 9:39:47 PM EDT
A total of approximately 4,000 sets have gone on sale at MCX at Camp Pendleton and Camp Lejeune starting 17 JAN 02. They are, I believe, sold out. More are coming in but only in relatively small quanities each month -- esp. compared to the number of Marines. You should know that the Marines patented the new uniforms and are very strictly controlling the material. Even people who build specialty deuce gear can't get it. The Marines wanted a distinctive uniform and many of them take umbrage at even the thought of non-Marines wearing the uniform. The Marines have issued orders that have put the fear of God (or the Gunny) into any Marine contemplating selling their uniform on the open market. The up-shot is that it will probably be some time before you see this uniform on eBay. You will not see it on offer to everyone at US Cav or Brigade QM. In addition, if you're just using the new Marine uniform for, say, paintball, you have a fair chance of ending up without any clothes if you run into a Marine. If you like the MARPAT, you could try for some of the Canadian CADPAT. MARPAT was developed from CADPAT. You may have seen pictures of members of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infanty in Afghanistan wearing the new CADPAT combats. (They're the guys in the green uniforms standing out from the desert tan background.) However, the Canadians are trying to control distribution of CADPAT as tightly as the Marines. The last set I saw on eBay went for a mere $300 a set. The good news is that there is a pattern similar to MARPAT which is at least available in Cordura and may be available in a fabric suitable for BDUs. The other good news is that the Army is considering a MARPAT-like pattern BDU. If so, they may be less fussy about letting others get the pattern. (No word if the new Army BDUs would include all of the innovations incorporated into the new Marine Combat Utility Uniform such as padding in the knees and elbows.)
Link Posted: 2/23/2002 9:53:35 PM EDT
If you want pictures of the new Marine Combat Utility Uniform, go to [url]http://www.tecom.usmc.mil/mcub/utility/index.html[/url]. This is the Marine Corps Uniform Board site which describes the uniform and the MARPAT camo (and the desert and urban variants). While you're there, take a look at the page entitled Camouflage Considerations. ([url]http://www.tecom.usmc.mil/mcub/utility/background/CammieConsid.htm[/url]). The instructors at the Scout Sniper School discuss what makes good camouflage. Very interesting.
Link Posted: 2/25/2002 1:42:57 AM EDT
frances is right. getting caught at the gun show wearing MARPAT and a ponytail is a quick way to catch a beat-down. a Marine knows its unsat to wear cammies in public so best case scenario is that he'll think youre a shit-bird. if you cant cough up a platoon # etc you may be in trouble. i dont conduct myself this way nor do most Marines i know but there's a whole lot of grunts out there with single digit asvab scores who have nothing to cling to in life but their association with the Corps. now dont flame me, i was a grunt. and i have "consulted" fellow marines in public when i see them sporting unauthorized uniform items but i did so with tact and professionalism. someone pimping MARPAT at the paintball field may not be so lucky.
Link Posted: 2/25/2002 2:42:04 AM EDT
Hey, I love the Corps and especially like their new camo! But what's up with their 'patenting' the pattern? Are they [i]too good[/i] to share the material and design we Taxpayers funded development of? This smacks of 'Black Beret-ism' to me in the extreme! If I can't wear a Marine cover as a show of support to our beloved Corps, well, hell... [V]
Link Posted: 2/25/2002 2:46:41 AM EDT
It is a uniform, wearing it is not a show of support, in a way it shows contempt. It is very much like the Ranger getting pissed when the Black Beret was taken from them and given to those that didn't earn the right. Most of you that were never in the Corps don't realize we don't even allow Marine recruits to wear the full uniform, to include the emblem, until they are proclaimed US Marines, it not something that is automatic since around 30 percent of those that actually sign up never make it.
Link Posted: 2/25/2002 5:32:14 AM EDT
I know what you guys mean. Whenever I see someone wearing a Denver Bronco jersey out here I stomp on the mother and kick the crap out of them. Imagine thinking they're a friggin' Bronco. [rolleyes]
Link Posted: 2/25/2002 5:42:18 AM EDT
Good one marvl. Good one.
Link Posted: 2/25/2002 5:54:00 AM EDT
Originally Posted By STLRN: It is a uniform, wearing it is not a show of support, in a way it shows contempt. It is very much like the Ranger getting pissed when the Black Beret was taken from them and given to those that didn't earn the right. Most of you that were never in the Corps don't realize we don't even allow Marine recruits to wear the full uniform, to include the emblem, until they are proclaimed US Marines, it not something that is automatic since around 30 percent of those that actually sign up never make it.
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Sounds kinda like being a "prospect" for the Hells Angels eh?
Link Posted: 2/25/2002 6:06:08 AM EDT
Actually, in the 70s the black beret was taken from armored troops and "given" to the rangers. The beret was [b]not[/b] historically a ranger item. Rather, I'd say a ranger earns his tab, because he'll always wear that regardless of the type of unit he's assigned to. I'd just as soon have let them keep the berets, because I've worn the maroon and lemme tell you one thing - berets SUCK. They don't keep the sun out of your eyes, they're hot in the summer and don't help keep your melon or ears warm in the winter, and they smell when they get wet. Give me a BDU hat any day.
Link Posted: 2/25/2002 6:19:47 AM EDT
Originally Posted By DvlDog: frances is right. getting caught at the gun show wearing MARPAT and a ponytail is a quick way to catch a beat-down. a Marine knows its unsat to wear cammies in public so best case scenario is that he'll think youre a shit-bird .
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Well as far as being a shit bird I do agree with, But if they are not on a US mil installation you won't have much of a leg to stand on UNLESS:they are wearing a full uniform, and not in the service, are misrepresenting themselves as a service member-(In this case a Marine) Or otherwise breaking a law. (So if you thump on them be careful.) There was a law on the books about wear of uniform pieces at one point, (Vietnam era I think) but the civilian authorities has all but given up on enforcing that. (BTW even though I was a doggie Dad was a korea Marine And talk about culture conflict when I tried to shoot USMC style in boot camp!)
Link Posted: 2/25/2002 9:22:30 AM EDT
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A clarification here: It is said that "immitation is the sincerest form of flattery." That's great, but I take issue with trivializing the USMC uniform. For those of you who have never earned their eagle, globe, and anchor, this is certainly a hard concept to grasp. I understand this, and I admire your patriotism and support for the Marine Corps. However, the USMC uniform has a significance beyond that of a silly sports team's jersey or a rent-a-cop outfit. The Corps' uniform is representative of the people and traditions of this elite warrior organization. An individual Marine's uniform is a representation not only of himself, but his attention to detail and committment to the high standards of the Corps. Those who have earned the right to wear the uniform jealously guard it as their own- and rightfully so. For others to wear it (to add insult to injury, it's always worn the WRONG way too- i.e. nasty dull boots or sneakers, trousers unbloused, cover worn like a damn ballcap, sleeves rolled up nasty, etc.)-this makes it less special for those of us who deserve to wear it. Hell, I have earned the right to wear it, but you don't see me sporting my BDU's at the local gunshows! This is not a flame or a criticism, merely a friendly clarification. Take it for what it is, and don't try to read any more into it.
Link Posted: 2/25/2002 9:40:21 AM EDT
I understand and support the elan and elite status of the Marine Corps. I appreciate the rigors and sacrifices made by each Marine as they earn their eagle, globe and anchor. Stay safe, Marines.
Link Posted: 2/25/2002 10:28:10 AM EDT
little square colored blocks? someone got sold a bill of goods. my folks did something that looks like this to the walls of their bathroom with two colors of paint and a sponge. i think i will stick with my real tree camo. or blue Jeans and a T-shirt for urban jungles.
Link Posted: 2/25/2002 11:07:37 AM EDT
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Ok ...let me get this straight a L.E.O. shouldnt be able to own any other weapon but what a civilian can own But a marine should be able to have their own special cammies(the better to hide with) Come on its an all or nothing issue.....A L.E.O. can say he earned the right for the "special" firearms privlage and you all would hang him....but a Marine earned his "special" rights for a certian type of cammies.....
For others to wear it (to add insult to injury, it's always worn the WRONG way too- i.e. nasty dull boots or sneakers, trousers unbloused, cover worn like a damn ballcap, sleeves rolled up nasty, etc.)-this makes it less special for those of us who deserve to wear it. Hell, I have earned the right to wear it, but you don't see me sporting my BDU's at the local gunshows!
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If they wear it properly they would be impersenating a Marine(a crime)......I dont want a compleate MARPAT uniform but some urban pants and a woodland ruck would be nice.....Just because this is America and I CAN!
Link Posted: 2/25/2002 12:09:54 PM EDT
BURN, oh, that's why they wear the uniform screwed up? Because they don't want to break the law? Please. You missed the main point of my argument anyway. I don't see distinctive cammies in the same league with firearm ownership. Also, Marines cannot take home their weapons- all of them stay in the armory. BDU's are harmless...throw us a fricken bone.
Link Posted: 2/25/2002 1:18:43 PM EDT
It's weird how every time this topic pops up there are 10 replies saying, "If you wear that camo you're gonna get your ass kicked. It would be some rougue marine and not me though". [:)]
Link Posted: 2/25/2002 1:24:25 PM EDT
Originally Posted By dissipator556: BURN, oh, that's why they wear the uniform screwed up? Because they don't want to break the law? Please. You missed the main point of my argument anyway. I don't see distinctive cammies in the same league with firearm ownership. Also, Marines cannot take home their weapons- all of them stay in the armory. BDU's are harmless...throw us a fricken bone.
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I was being sarcastic i was trying to say that if the wore it corectly you would still be mad.....why cant they just put out a MARPAT without the Micro Eagle Globe and Anchor embeded in the design........Its not like Im tring to wear a dress Uniform and saber....just some cammie for my paintball fun....Plus one of the real reasons I wear BDU pants when im Camping/hiking/fishing/hunting because they are cheaper then regular jeans and I dont mind if i rip them up....but if I wanted to wear MARPAT I should be able to this is a free country....Im not trying to belittle the Marine Corp's Thoose boys go thru a whole hell of a lot to get that EGA.
Link Posted: 2/25/2002 9:17:10 PM EDT
I think theres a little mis-information going around. I'm Active duty Army, and I've heard that the Marine Corps was test driving this new uniform, and if it goes over well all services will eventually implement it. Whats with the Corps "Patenting" the uniform? That sounds like a load of crap. I can't see one branch wearing a completely different uniform in a "Joint" enviornment. Sorry aint gonna happen. One more thing, whats this about somebody catching a beating for wearing some BDU's if theyre not military? Who here in the military doesnt have a brother or father that snags a field jacket or set of trousers from ya and wears them? whats the problem there? Sounds to me like more of the Marine Corps "somebody finally let me join their club" mentality. Get a life..
Link Posted: 2/25/2002 9:48:14 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/26/2002 1:33:03 AM EDT
96B Gen Jones mission statement for the adoption of the uniform was he didn't want the Marine to look like the other services in the joint environment. Inside the cammies in the manufactures tag, it says the pattern is trade marked. The army is now looking at adopting a digital pattern but not ours. It is all nice and well that all those who say it is alright to wear my uniform are those who never earned the right to wear my uniform. Lets face it what you soldiers think of your uniform, is fine let who ever you want wear it, but that is just indicative of some of the problems that face the army, only a few hold the army and its symbols in high esteem. I guess that is one of the biggest difference between us and you.
Link Posted: 2/26/2002 2:07:25 AM EDT
Well, my Son is a Marine stationed at Camo LeJuene awaiting to transfer to Virgina. He is on the lookout for a set of MCUB for me. I will be a proud Pappa to wear the uniform!! I will wear them as proudly as I state that my Son is a Marine!! DK [:D]
Link Posted: 2/26/2002 2:12:10 AM EDT
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In Cuba they called us "white sleeves" because we rolled our cammies inside out unlike the Army. The average Cuban refugee didn't know jack about Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard or USMC. The one thing they did know for certain was you do not f**k with the white sleeves. You do not hit them. If your breaking things, fighting, or generally being a nuisance you stop when a white sleeve arrives. The white sleeves are polite and proffessional, but if you make yourself out to be a threat, they have no problem beating the hell out of you and your unruly friends. It's alot easier to "borrow" someone elses uniform than to make reputation for your own.
Link Posted: 2/26/2002 2:14:40 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/26/2002 2:18:46 AM EDT by DvlDog]
some people get it and some people dont. just this past weekend i was in the mall and saw two Army specialists in full cammie uniform. carrying shopping bags and drinking. WALKING AND DRINKING! WTF? i dont see why everyone wants MARPAT anyway. woodland is highly effective until it gets overly faded and i would think its even better for paintball/hunting in CONUS. and in my opinion the 3 color DCU looks to be superior to the MARPAT desert. in the past i have been accused of being an elitist, specifically when i flamed darkhelmet and his ilk for their "tac out" thread, but i am not. i have straw-purchased ICBs for friends, PT shirts for girlfriends, and a boonie cover here and there. but the idea of a uniform complete with EGA, well that steams me more than seeing that crying pu$$y riddick bowe on the cover of S.I. in dress blues. hey ponyboy, i would never assault anyone because they are trying to emulate me. (dvldog is a lover not a fighter) but i dont think i could go without a tactful word given descretely. its been done before. the USMC, like any large organization is a microcosm of society in general. theres nice guys and not so nice guys. i'm a nice guy
Link Posted: 2/26/2002 2:55:37 AM EDT
These guys sound more like the gang members I interview, discussing their "beatdowns" of people who wear their "colors" without authorization. It seems maybe they have forgotten what their uniform really represents (freedom). In the words of the immortal soldier, SFC Hulka, "Lighten up, Francis." Pride is one thing, but pride alone does not ever equate to an excuse for violence. Don't bother arguing with them. They just don't get it.
Link Posted: 2/26/2002 6:23:21 AM EDT
DvlDog...I wasn't referring specifically to you. I've seen a few posts on these threads that basically said the same thing about "some other" marine is going to kick your ass. I just think it's kind of funny and I'm still looking for the "If I see you [b]I'll[/b] kick your ass" reply, that's all. [}:D]
Link Posted: 2/26/2002 6:29:24 AM EDT
What pisses me off is that I dont want the Eagle Globe and Anchor...why couldnt they just let us lowly civilians(and other non-marines)get some made without the EGA.....instead they patent it and tell me Im not worthy to wear the camo even without the EGA......
Link Posted: 2/26/2002 6:50:26 AM EDT
At the risk of a beat down, might I inquire why they also won't let anyone manufacture BDU's in another pattern (or no pattern, say Sheriffs' Office brown?) with the pockets in the elbow and knees for the removable pads, and other performance enhancing modifications? That has nothing at all to do with impersonating a Marine, and a lot to do with reaping the R&D benefit of our own tax dollars for work/recreation clothing.
Link Posted: 2/26/2002 8:10:24 AM EDT
Originally Posted By DvlDog: some people get it and some people dont. just this past weekend i was in the mall and saw two Army specialists in full cammie uniform. carrying shopping bags and drinking. WALKING AND DRINKING! WTF?
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They were definitely breaking regulations by wearing BDUs outside of duty hours and in the mall. When I got out, regs were that BDUs weren't authorized for off-post wear except during duty hours (and you had to be on duty.) You could stop in BK or Taco Bell for lunch, run into Wal-Mart, but weren't authorized to go on "shopping trips" while wearing them. They also weren't authorized for off-post wear after 6pm, except for quick stops like running into 7-11 for milk. Did you say anything to them?
Link Posted: 2/26/2002 9:34:54 AM EDT
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Why? Cuz we're better than you. So put that in your pipe and smoke it [smoke] That oughta get em going! [;D]
Link Posted: 2/26/2002 4:33:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/26/2002 4:34:46 PM EDT by dissipator556]
I see two types of replies here: (1) Civilian and LEO gripes (2) Army whiners For the Army whiners, if you want our uniform, it will only take you 13 weeks at Parris Island to earn- I suggest you start running and doing pullups now. For (1), however, it is a more complicated issue. Some LEO's hate the fact that they can't play the "I have more rights than you" game with the Marine Corps, like they do with Joe Public. Tough shit- enjoy your $15 hi caps, take home cars, and other special goodies - (damn that makes ME jealuous)! Throw us a bone- exclusive BDU's are not a big sacrifice for you to do endure. As for the average citizen who thinks he deserves to look like a Marine because his tax money pays for R&D, etc. - Because your ass is being defended by the USMC, I see your tax dollars as very well spent. You do not deserve to have USMC BDU's any more than you deserve to own dress blues or any other USMC uniform. Sorry to break it to you, but if you didn't earn it, you ain't getting it. Besides paintball and hunting (ever heard of Realtree or Mossyoak?), who the hell else wears cammies in public? If you do, then you've got bigger problems than this site can solve. ahhh flame away...I'm waiting for something in particular, we'll see if anyone mentions it...
Link Posted: 2/26/2002 4:46:52 PM EDT
One quick question - is it [b]this[/b] Marine uniform, or [b]any[/b] Marine uniform? I'm wondering, because I can't recall ever seeing anyone bitch about USMC woodland BDUs (cammies to the USMC) being available for sale, with or without the EGA on them. I personally never really thought it was so much the uniform that made me a soldier, but what I'd done and been through. I was a soldier regardless of what I was wearing. Now, that being said, I hated seeing some fat slob civilian going around in a field jacket or BDU shirt with US army insignia on it because he definitely wasn't in the army. But, no insignia = no problem.
Link Posted: 2/26/2002 5:03:02 PM EDT
(1)That would be ANY Marine uniform item (2)No insignia may still= a problem. If the pattern, fabric, and configuration of the BDU's is patented by the Corps, that should tell you something. We don't want anyone else looking like us- I believe that is a small trade for the service we provide.
Link Posted: 2/26/2002 7:01:32 PM EDT
As I stated before, I have a Son in the Marines and I also have my youngest Son in his 2nd year at the Air Force Academy. I was not allowed in the military for medical reasons. Without out the medical shit.......I would have been a lifer. My "Marine" Son Chris is the one that told me he was trying to get me a set. I hope like hell he gets them. If he does, I will be wearing a set - PERIOD!! I promise you, they won't be sitting in the closet or drawer. And I will be a VERY PROUD PAPPA TO WEAR THEM!! DK [:D]
Link Posted: 2/26/2002 8:15:47 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By dissipator556: (1)That would be ANY Marine uniform item (2)No insignia may still= a problem. If the pattern, fabric, and configuration of the BDU's is patented by the Corps, that should tell you something. We don't want anyone else looking like us- I believe that is a small trade for the service we provide.
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I agree with those defending this opinion to a certain point. Sure, I don't believe us lowly civvies should wear insignia of any branch, but I don't get the whole camo pattern selfishness. If a company was to imitate the pattern, minus the insignia (yes, I know it is somehow intergrated into the pattern), would it be ok to wear a knock-off pattern? Personally I'm not interested in wearing the pattern for several reasons (one being out of respect), but I'm curious with the attitude. Afterall, the uniform doesn't make the man, does it? So in your opinion, would a 'lowly' infantry man be entitled to put an ass-whooping down on a hippie wearing basic woodland camo, or does this only apply to Marine uniform pieces??? I'm not trying to start a flame war, but if you truly feel this strongly about the issue, I believe that one would oppose civvies wearing woodland out of respect to the other branches.
Link Posted: 2/26/2002 8:56:53 PM EDT
Look people, one thing that us Marines take great pride in, is that we are different from everyone else and we like to make it known that we are. This is another way for the Corps to do it. I paid for my cammies with my blood, sweat and tears. What did you pay for yours?
Link Posted: 2/26/2002 9:51:30 PM EDT
Z71, i dont get it. why do you want to sport around town in MARPAT, i rate them, and anyone else who does is going to think youre a shit-bird when they see you wearing them incorrectly. im sure your son wouldnt wear them in public. im really perplexed here. camo in public is generally kind of scummy. what is the big attraction to MARPAT? just because its new? no one bothers to get upset about the woodland pattern because it is available everywhere. other nations use it and it is available with no distinguishing marks. now if it had the USMC heat transfer on the pocket i would not be happy. no one should assault anyone over this but it happens. and you guys like ponyboy, glockshooter and natez scoff at what i said because you havent spent time in the FMF or a line company. im not making this up to sound tough, im with you guys on this one. its wrong but that shit really happens.
Link Posted: 2/26/2002 9:51:32 PM EDT
Don't worry about the uniform, after a few years it will come into the public. Many of the features incorporated into the design are already in other camo outfits. Besides this is not the best, but a compromise. It is a definate improvement. If it's just wearing the uniform then, make your own or join the marines. Some maker will market a variation of the blouse and pants and will do it by varing the pattern and then patenting it. They will also make improvements in the pocket design. The uniform does not make the man. --------------------------------------------------------------- Be sure and ask your local democrat why he supports the anti-US democratic platform.
Link Posted: 2/27/2002 2:56:33 AM EDT
Originally Posted By NH2112: They were definitely breaking regulations by wearing BDUs outside of duty hours and in the mall. When I got out, regs were that BDUs weren't authorized for off-post wear except during duty hours (and you had to be on duty.) You could stop in BK or Taco Bell for lunch, run into Wal-Mart, but weren't authorized to go on "shopping trips" while wearing them. They also weren't authorized for off-post wear after 6pm, except for quick stops like running into 7-11 for milk. Did you say anything to them?
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You kind of hit the nail on the head why most in the army don't care. They have the similar regs to our, however almost no on in the army cares or enforces the regs. Hence very few in the army hold the uniform as anything special, Marines on the other hand are informed of the regulations, and enforce them.
Link Posted: 2/27/2002 3:20:55 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By DvlDog: and anyone else who does is going to think youre a shit-bird when they see you wearing them incorrectly.
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First off, you don't know me as an individual. You do not know for a fact they would be worn incorrectly.
im sure your son wouldnt wear them in public.
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Second, you definately do not know my Son, as he would indeed wear them in public.
camo in public is generally kind of scummy.
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I take it by "scummy" that you are meaning the drug using and abusing trash walking aroung with their hat on sideways and the crack of their ass showing. I can assure you this is not me in the least.
what is the big attraction to MARPAT? just because its new?
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It isn't because it is new......It is the fact my Son will be getting them for me.
now if it had the USMC heat transfer on the pocket i would not be happy.
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My Son has given me a lot of shirts, hats, etc. that bear the EGA emblem. I wear all of them with pride.
no one should assault anyone over this but it happens. and you guys like ponyboy, glockshooter and natez scoff at what i said because you havent spent time in the FMF or a line company.
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I never "scoffed" at anything that anyone said. All I said was I will wear anything that my Son gives me, including anything that has the EGA emblem on it.
im not making this up to sound tough, im with you guys on this one. its wrong but that shit really happens.
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I have no doubt that this stuff happens. It is hard to believe that people get killed over a pair of shoes too, but it happens. I am just defending the fact that I can and will defend my Country, and my Rights to wear whatever my Son is proud enough to give me. Besides, I would look damn good in them anyway!! DK [:D] edited to get the quotes right
Link Posted: 2/27/2002 3:33:12 AM EDT
hey ponyboy, i would never assault anyone because they are trying to emulate me. (dvldog is a lover not a fighter) but i dont think i could go without a tactful word given descretely. its been done before. the USMC, like any large organization is a microcosm of society in general. theres nice guys and not so nice guys. i'm a nice guy
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Emulate you?!?!?! Ummmm WTF are you talking about? Who said they wanted MARPAT because they wanted to look like a Marine? I've been following this thread, and other threads on this topic for some time and have never heard anyone mention as much. They simply like the pattern. No one is trying to emulate you or any other Marine by wearing it. Christ, talk about a complex.
Link Posted: 2/27/2002 4:42:28 AM EDT
Hey, if someone out there wants to go buy a Marine uniform and wear it, enjoy. Get yourself fitted for a set of dress blues, while your at it. Put some General's stars on, and a few medals, too. Next week, start wearing a "Green Beret". Maybe a little Fireman suit. As long as you don't try to make people think you're for real, I don't care. If someone WANTS to look like an ass, I say let them.
Link Posted: 2/27/2002 6:09:40 AM EDT
Dvldog is right about the looking like a shit-bird! The MARPAT definitly looks like someone fell asleep on a park bench under a pigeon roost![BD] Bill Jordan has invented much more effective camo for hunting, etc. but because the "Gov't" did not invent they don't want to use it. The Marine Dress Blues is the best looking uniform anywhere...but I sure would not go out and buy one to wear![8D] I much prefer the 'Nam era Tiger Stripe cammies to the "New" stuff but I don't wear them out in public...Not to gunshows, not to the mall, not anywhere. Let the Marines have their own camo...Heck the Army has their own beret![:O] Big(ThanksForProtectingMyButt!)Dozer66
Link Posted: 2/27/2002 6:32:29 AM EDT
The whole farce in all of this is that the Marines can't own a patent. The patent is owned by the taxpayer.
Link Posted: 2/27/2002 6:33:08 AM EDT
All your MARPAT are belong to us. I like the idea of the new cammies because they are an improvment on the old ones. I would be a rich man if I had a nickel for every time someone asked me if I was in the Army or they were like "there is an army dude". It doesn't matter that over my left breast pocket says "U.S. Marines". I have pride the Corp. Do I think the Corp is the best one? Yep. It is Patented. So I guess the civvies are just going to have to wait. LCpl of Marines P.S. Shit, I don't even have a set of the new cammies yet.
Link Posted: 2/27/2002 6:41:40 AM EDT
No, the taxpayer will not have to wait long. It will take time for someone to obtain the gear and duplicate it. The Marines, being part of the US Government cannot hold patents unless it is for national security purposes. Any enforcement lawsuit by the DOJ will not survive a court challenge. Finally, although I like the Marines, they are nothing without the US taxpayer. Think about that.
Link Posted: 2/27/2002 7:09:24 AM EDT
Originally Posted By z71rat:
Originally Posted By DvlDog: and anyone else who does is going to think youre a shit-bird when they see you wearing them incorrectly.... First off, you don't know me as an individual. You do not know for a fact they would be worn incorrectly.... Second, you definately do not know my Son, as he would indeed wear them in public.
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Well by your own statement of never serving you shouldn't be wearing a Marine's uniform and to wear it correctly may be against he law, I would just leave it at if you are wearing the uniform you are wearing incorrectly. As to your son by your own statements he would fall into the "shit bird' class by violating several MCOs. If I saw him in public doing that, and he didn't correct himself when told, I would definitely write a charge sheet and talk commander to commander to his CO. If you like I can call his CO for him and inform him of his misdeeds? Just tell me his name and unit.
Link Posted: 2/27/2002 7:29:57 AM EDT
The first Marine to aquire several sets and an Ebay account is going to make a killing. The Marine Corps is kidding itself if they think they will be able to keep track of every set. The bidding on the last used set of Cadpat on Ebay started at $300.00.
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