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"A profile on Lucas on the website of the National World War II Museum in New Orleans says that he also escaped a house fire and attempt by his then-wife to have him murdered.
His memoir was, perhaps unsurprisingly, titled Indestructible: The Unforgettable Story of a Marine Hero at the Battle of Iwo Jima."
 

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Navy Corpsmen learn early we cannot just step into the legacy of those who came before us but must earn the privilege of carrying it forward. Picture on the left is field medical students crawling to a patient in the North Carolina mud. No masks in the second photo must mean the Camp Johnson mud makes one immune to the virus which is good as I must be surely immune as well. The second picture also invariably brings out the old timers who make comments like, "girls, we didn't have females when I went through" or "we didn't have time to laugh and take pictures of ourselves when I went through." Some of these old timers are younger than I, plus, when we went through, the course was easier than it is today. How do you know? you must be asking. Well, I went through the field medical course twice. I went in 1979 as an E-3 and in 1996 as an HMC. The course both times was basically the same. No walk in the park but not terrible either. Here's how I know about today. I was the training program manager for the medical operational NECs when that billet was at BUMED. I was a member of the curriculum conference that made significant changes such as some PT changes but we also beefed up the medical training. We also cut a week from the course. I used to get flak for that. "Whaaat, you made it even shorter?" Yep, we cut out the last week which was a wasted week turning in gear and cleaning weapons. They now do that in one day. "Oh"


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Two slang terms coined during World War 1:

Pogey-Bait

Pogey-Bait is candy, or a sweet snack of any kind, among American and Canadian troops. No one is quite sure where the term comes from, but the first part could be pogy, a nickname for the menhaden fish (i.e. literally “fish-bate”), or else pogue, a slang word for a non-combatant or weakly soldier (not to be confused with people-other-than-grunts).

Strafe

One of the German propagandists’ most famous World War I slogans was "Gott Strafe England!" or “God punish England," which was printed everywhere in Germany from newspaper advertisements to postage stamps. In response, Allied troops quickly adopted the word strafe into the English language after the outbreak of the War, and variously used it to refer to a heavy bombardment or attack, machine gun fire, or a severe reprimand.
 

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Two slang terms coined during World War 1:

Pogey-Bait

Pogey-Bait is candy, or a sweet snack of any kind, among American and Canadian troops. No one is quite sure where the term comes from, but the first part could be pogy, a nickname for the menhaden fish (i.e. literally “fish-bate”), or else pogue, a slang word for a non-combatant or weakly soldier (not to be confused with people-other-than-grunts).

Sailors may remember the word "pogi" from Subic Bay. In the Philippines where the national language is Tagalog, “pogi” means handsome (same pronunciation as pogey). The local gals out in Olongapo would describe some sailors as pogi-pogi (very handsome). The JAG on base would tell sailors at the in-brief that they needed to stay out of trouble lest they become “pogi bait” at the local jail or prison. I think it did serve as a mini deterrent to bad behavior on liberty somewhat like the movie The Midnight Express might have.
 

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My son sneaked out the back door of California and flew in yesterday for Thanksgiving. He and his Engineer section ordered T-shirts and hoodies. I only got a T-shirt but I like it. His call sign, Coyote-13, is on the upper front left and the back has the Engineer Castle with Wile E. Coyote at the front door. All personnel including the CO at Tactical Training & Exercise Control Group 29 Palms are Coyotes.
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