19 Jul '12, 1pm

It's a dirty job that the #Marines consider an honor

It's a dirty job that the #Marines consider an honor

FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. -- Imagine being stuck in mud waist deep with swampy water up to your neck. Now, you have to hold your breath, dive under the muck, find the tow point on a huge truck and hook a cable to it. It may sound like a dirty job, but believe it or not, the Marines that are handpicked for the Vehicle Recovery Course actually consider this training to be an honor. "Being neck high in the muddy water with the bugs and diesel, all the fluid the truck has, is dirty," said Sgt. Dwight Bletcher, Camp Lejeune Motor Transport operator. "It's an experience. You can't know what it feels like until you go through it yourself. I will always remember this." The Fort Leonard Wood Marines that teach the course like it that way -- memorable. The lessons students are learning today will be used to save lives and vehicles in the future. Fort Leonard Wood is the only place the ...

Full article: http://www.army.mil/article/83826/

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