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2 hours ago, RETIREDFAN1 said:


I have worn a few pair of those out ....  those are the worst boots the military ever purchased ..... 

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In accordance with Navy tradition, submariners are thrown over the side of their boats to commemorate special occasions such as qualifying for their submarine dolphin insignia or ending a war patrol with an advancement in rating.

In 1960, six submariners from USS Amberjack (SS-522) who had earned their dolphins were thrown overboard just as a destroyer passed nearby. Unfamiliar with the tradition, the captain of the destroyer signaled "WHAT HAPPENED?" Amberjack responded "UNSHINED SHOES." 


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Eddie LeBaron at age 18, joined the Marine Corps Reserve. After the Korean War broke out in June 1950, he was called to active duty and commissioned a second lieutenant in August.  After completing Marine Basic School at Quantico, Virginia in March 1951, he was sent to South Korea in April. 

In September, he served as a rifle company platoon commander with the 2nd Platoon, B Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division while fighting for Hill 673 in the Battle of the Punchbowl. LeBaron was wounded twice and was decorated with the Bronze Star Medal with Combat "V" for heroism.

 He was honorably discharged as a first lieutenant in 1952. Due to his diminutive size, 5 feet 7 inches (1.70 m), and leadership skills from his military service, he was sometimes known as the "Littlest General". ~BG


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