first published on December 20, 2015 by Josh
Gunnery Sergeant Wallgreen, from 1st Battalion 6th Marines, gives his Marines a motivational speech before they conduct a major attack on Marjah.
A Marine Gunnery Sergeant wasn’t satisfied with the speeches his Marines received before embarking on a major operation. So he took the school circle over, and gave these boys the speech they deserved. This is one way to get your guys pumped before they go attack a Taliban stronghold.
For those of you that are curious, here’s some actual insight to what the Gunny was talking about. Howard Metzenbaum did not say that Glenn had “never held a job.” With that in mind though, the statement Glenn made was in response to Metzenbaum saying he ”never had to meet a payroll.”
Here’s the full response from John Glenn:
”Howard, I can’t believe you said that. I served 23 years in the United States Marine Corps. I went through two wars. I flew 149 missions. My plane was hit by anti-aircraft fire on 12 different occasions.
I ask you to go with me as I went the other day to a veterans’ hospital, and look those men with their mangled bodies in the eye and tell them they didn’t hold a job. You go with me to any Gold Star mother and you look her in the eye and tell her that her son did not hold a job.
You go with me on Memorial Day coming up and you stand in Arlington National Cemetery, where I have more friends than I like to remember, and you watch those waving flags, and you stand there and you think about this nation and you tell me that those people didn’t have a job.
I tell you, Howard Metzenbaum, you should be on your knees every day of your life thanking God that there were some men – some men – who held a job.”
Gunny nailed it.