Texas Marine Refuses To Annoy Others By Telling Them Where He’s From Jack Mandaville December 15, 2012 Marine Corps 69 Comments Follow Duffel Blog: CAMP PENDLETON, CA – Marines from the Lone Star State are enraged today after reports emerged indicating that one of their own does not relentlessly announce his Texas heritage to everyone within earshot. Lance Corporal Stuart G. Shaw, a Rifleman with 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, is receiving unfriendly fire after it was revealed that he was a native Texan—something he failed to announce on his own. Shaw, who was born and raised in San Marcos, Texas, says the whole controversy is being blown out of proportion. “This has been really rough on me and my family,” says the twenty-one year old. “All of my fellow Texans have shut me out. They hiss at me when I walk past. They call me ‘traitor’ and ‘sellout.’ Some have even thrown their empty Shiner bottles at me. I don’t know where all this hate is coming from.” The controversy started when Shaw and a group of other Marines went out to a local bar and were asked to present identification. As Shaw pulled out his ID, a fellow Marine spotted the Texas driver’s license and word quickly spread. “That dog just won’t hunt,” says Corporal Robby Garcia of Stanton. “That kid would steal the nickels off a dead man’s eyes. He’s so low you’d need a coal mine railroad to find him. He has been in the Marine Corps for over two years and never bothered no one about being from Texas. I tell you what, man. As a dang ol’ Texan, it is not only our right, but our duty to shove our heritage in peoples’ faces. Now, if you will excuse me, I have some high school football to watch.” Yet Shaw has found support from many non-Texans. “If you ask me, I think the kid is a pioneer,” says Sergeant Will Giancarlo of Lacrosse, WI, a member of Shaw’s platoon. “You don’t see people from Vermont constantly making maple syrup money shots on people. I mean, I always had my suspicions about him, ya know? He really liked going to The Stampede on libo and always called everybody Sir or Ma’am. But other than that, he was a normal guy. People need to leave him alone.” That’s not good enough according to Jeff Wilbanks, Shaw’s team leader and a native of Odessa, Texas. “I just don’t understand how he could stab us in the back like that,” says Wilbanks. “We all feel betrayed. He could have hung a gigantic Texas flag in his barracks room. He could have gotten a Texas-themed tattoo.” “I’ve got a message for Shaw,” he says as he lifts up his shirt and shows off his Texas flag tattoo on his chest. “You see that? It means, ‘Not welcome!’” Kimberly D Jaime says: January 3, 2014 at 3:54 AM It would be really funny if it wasn’t SO TRUE!.! Kenneth Wilson says: January 3, 2014 at 2:54 AM So true and I do this as well cause I’m from Texas! Curtis Lynn says: January 3, 2014 at 2:54 AM Texas is Alaska Bitch! Charles Richardson says: January 3, 2014 at 2:54 AM Nothing is worse then treason. Gregory J McNabb says: January 3, 2014 at 2:54 AM you know how to tell if someone is from Texas.. Fletchr Odaal says: January 3, 2014 at 2:54 AM fuckin Texas! Concrete dries quicker in Texas… Jason Reyes says: January 3, 2014 at 2:54 AM This is a story? Really? I hope he becomes an Oklahoma fan to piss off the Texans, lol. Hrr Hrr says: January 3, 2014 at 2:54 AM I don’t understand what the big deal is… the guy is from Texas and didn’t publicize it so everyone is pissed.. Ed Hillenbrand says: January 3, 2014 at 2:54 AM Just remember, that ship you have rusting away in San Jucinto is the SISTER of the class ship, the NEW YORK. : P Johnny Cruz says: January 3, 2014 at 2:54 AM Did they even ask him where he was from in theist two years?? I’m from Texas, who cares. What is wrong with this country?? Danny Barrett says: January 3, 2014 at 2:54 AM Psy is still a goddamn Kraut with those little squinty Kraut eyes. He’s also not an American. I hate him and his Kraut song. Anybody who likes the song is a Kraut-lover. Hrr Hrr says: January 3, 2014 at 2:54 AM I’m from Louisiana and very proud of it. But if someone else is from Louisiana and chooses not to disclose that info… No big deal. It’s their choice. This is stupid Madison Jacob says: January 3, 2014 at 2:54 AM Texas….. you mean Northern Mexico? Other states don’t boast and brag because our heritage goes beyond words! David Smith says: January 3, 2014 at 2:54 AM Having deployed with an entire battalion of Texas Marines and myself being an Oklahoman, I loved this article… that being said, while they might be a smidge overzealous about the Texas thing (yes, I’m being sarcastic), let’s be honest, if this country goes to complete shit, I’d trust a Texan over the tree hugging liberals any day of the week and twice on Sunday…. that being said, screw the Longhorns, the Cowboys, and the Rangers…. GO SOONERS! Ray WheelerJr says: January 3, 2014 at 2:54 AM I was in the military and loved having the support of fellow Texans, but I don’t understand the idea that someone has been betrayed. Some of us are more outspoken than other, but these crybabies are whining about people not doing things there way? They are unTexan in every way. We celebrate the individual, the rugged free thinker and liberty minded, these so called Texans, crying about their lack of control are a bunch of communists, and should stay in California among like minded people when they get out of the military. What a bunch of ass holes. Beavertrails Jellystone Park says: January 3, 2014 at 2:54 AM As a Native Texan I respect my State, It will always be called home and for the love of god why would you not say where your from.Saying yes ma’am and yes sir are called manners more people need to learn we are just lucky we are taught at a young age to respect , for this young Man I wont dis you as you are Military and there by choice to protect our Country as are my son’s who are PROUD to grow up in TEXAS, but SON! No your heritage , respect your heritage and keep your Texas values. Not everyone is lucky enought to be born is such an amazing State and Be Proud. Glen Sayre says: January 3, 2014 at 2:54 AM them little fairy’s will be following that nasty ass Texan when the shit falls and they are prayin for someone to lead them. Guess recon ain’t what it use to be…:) Maria Zarro says: January 3, 2014 at 2:54 AM Too funny. Hugh Smith says: January 3, 2014 at 2:54 AM Chuck D, your showing your penis envy. Anthony Waddell says: January 3, 2014 at 2:54 AM The Marine Corps directly led to me hating the state of texas. I made alot of friends in the Corps from texas but the constant talk of how great texas is was annoying. If I had a dollar for every texas tattoo or belt buckle I saw I could have retired from the Marine Corps after four years. Ector Olivares says: January 3, 2014 at 2:54 AM The only thing worse then Texans are the guys from Puerto Rico. Craig Cliburn says: January 3, 2014 at 2:54 AM The DuffelBlog nails it again. Being able to interact with patriots from all over the states was one of the best things about the Marines. Semper Fi (obligatory laugh at the people who don’t realize it is satire). Joey Mac Dizon says: January 3, 2014 at 2:54 AM Haha I like the American history x ending Libby McMahon says: January 3, 2014 at 2:54 AM I grew up in Texas, but my daughter was born in Arizona and we’ve raised her there, and now she has decided to attend the University of Arizona. We will break,this news to our family at Christmas, and then expect them never to speak,to,us again. Justin Minyard says: January 3, 2014 at 2:54 AM I tell you what,……Ding Dayng Dawgone Ding Dayng Doggone Dayng Ya’ll YEEHAW! Matt Houk says: January 3, 2014 at 2:54 AM Rediculous, those people are being immature, its not everyones business to know where someones from. if these men are insulting him then they are no better than some guy hanging in a bar trying to get others to buy them drinks. Daniel Monroe says: January 3, 2014 at 2:54 AM Ha! Jawnis Py says: January 3, 2014 at 2:54 AM Lol, spot on! Oorah Highlander! Sandy Deupree says: January 3, 2014 at 2:54 AM Wow, those jerks make us Texans look bad. Sean Elliott says: January 3, 2014 at 2:54 AM The American History like reference at the end is hilarious. Don Willis says: January 3, 2014 at 2:54 AM I’m from Texas (showing my tattoo and lone star briefs), and think it’s hilarious… Deanna Opava Rosario says: January 3, 2014 at 2:54 AM Do you know why Texans don’t want Alaska to split in two? Because they’ll be from the third largest state in the union instead of the second…. Several Texans no longer speak to me because of that joke… no sense of humor. Josh Noble says: January 3, 2014 at 2:54 AM When someone from Texas meets someone else from Texas, all they do is talk about where they are from, what high school they played football for, and why Texas is better than any other state. They are more nationalistic than the French! Jazmine Ross says: January 3, 2014 at 2:54 AM I have an intense love/hate relationship with my home state of Texas. William van der Slik says: January 3, 2014 at 2:54 AM It’s funny because it’s true … Raziel Zukovski says: January 3, 2014 at 2:54 AM im a texan and this made me laugh. hahaha Casey F. Taylor says: January 3, 2014 at 2:54 AM “You don’t see people from Vermont constantly making maple syrup money shots on people.” HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA! Thomas Wayne Jacobs says: January 3, 2014 at 2:54 AM My daddy always said, “A gentleman never ask a man if he is from Texas…If he is, he’ll proudly announce it on his own…If he’s not, you don’t want to embarrass him!” Steve Wilson says: January 3, 2014 at 2:54 AM Shiner bottles…High School football…well played. VG Price says: January 3, 2014 at 2:54 AM LOL.. God that made me laugh. I was with 1/7 and we had our bunch of Texican’s. All from Corpus area and I was granted visitation rights to their bunker because I was from AZ. I’d always tell them Geronimo chased everybody over into Mexico and Texas, only the true badasses stayed in AZ with him. My visitation rights were probationary at times. Chuck DiPasquale says: January 3, 2014 at 2:54 AM Shut up and secede alrerady… the rest of us are soooooo tired of hearing about how great your state and your “citizens” are. That silly slogan, “Texas… it’s like a whole other country”, just needs to come true:-) John Bates says: January 3, 2014 at 2:54 AM “Texas is a state of mind. Texas is an obsession. Above all, Texas is a nation in every sense of the word. And there’s an opening convey of generalities. A Texan outside of Texas is a foreigner.” John Steinbeck. It’s a “Texas thang”. Y’all wouldn’t understand. Darrell Heidi Baranowski says: January 3, 2014 at 2:54 AM Love it… I remember seeing fellow Texans making giant obnoxious asses of themselves. “Hey fucko, you grew up across the street from the San Antonio zoo, wore Chuck Taylors, Levi’s, and a sweatshirt. Now you walk out of the barracks looking like an extra on Bonanza or like you’re sponsored by Wrangler. Yes, I’m from Texas too… no, I don’t want to talk about oil, cows, and how yankees invaded and ruined Texas in the 70s. Now give me your Copenhagen and go stand in the corner, you’re in timeout.” Scott Alton Phillips II says: January 3, 2014 at 2:54 AM Really? No offense to the Corps, but want a bunch of slack jawed faggots from Texas. Getting pussy because he doesn’t feel the need to expose his own personal business. I guess it’s true, only two things come out of Texas. I would expect much more from any marine, especially since I’ve for along side with many. Bitchy, whiny, Texas marines. Abel Almanza Jr says: January 3, 2014 at 2:54 AM Everything is bigger in TX…Even the Retards! Cheers! Don Wooden says: January 3, 2014 at 2:54 AM His Texas ‘drawl’ should have been the first clue! LOL Metre Ogdee says: January 3, 2014 at 2:54 AM Being from TX I feel for the guy! With dumbass politicians like TX has what do you expect. Jonathan Wong says: January 3, 2014 at 2:54 AM i was gonna say why is this news? but i just saw that its like onion news haha thats pretty funny Joseph Mitulinski says: January 3, 2014 at 2:54 AM did you know that the battle at the ALAMO was fought to see who got texas?we lost so we had to take texas. Bruce Donals says: January 3, 2014 at 2:54 AM That is no way for fellow Marines to treat each other, and I understand that it is an exclusive club, etc. However, that is way to treat anyone outside of the Corps. Leroy Rich says: January 3, 2014 at 2:54 AM If his fellow Marines from Texas are that petty I wouldn’t want them in my platoon!! I wouldn’t trust them to have my back, sounds like they might stab him in the back! What a bunch of sh!T!! Pat Cavanaugh says: January 3, 2014 at 2:54 AM I thought my ship mates were going to toss me over the side of my ship. My Texas twang got on their nerves. Raymond Faulkner says: January 3, 2014 at 2:54 AM Well, as the old saying goes: If it weren’t for Oklahoma cowboys and Mexican whores there wouldn’t be any Texans. And ever notice how similar the Texan flag is to that of Chile? The Texans couldn’t even come up with an original design. Vanessa Ravencroft says: January 3, 2014 at 2:54 AM ROFL…so darn true…We tend to do that.. But then how can you contain the pride and joy being born in the next best place to heaven and paradise? Oh and it does matter where you come from: East, West, South Texas, Panhandle, Hill Country. Benjamin Jones says: January 3, 2014 at 2:54 AM It amazes me how dumb people some people are…this is satire and hilarious. Please stop whining about bullying….smh Wes Paben says: January 3, 2014 at 2:54 AM LCpl Shaw, you just keep right on doing what you’re doing. I do the same thing. I’ll tell someone where I’m from if they ask in casual converstaion, but I don’t blatantly announce it every chance I get, I don’t need or want to. I don’t give a good gosh darn what anyone else thinks. I don’t have any tattoos of anything. The proof and pride that I have about being from Texas is in my heart and no one is going to change that, and I’m not one of those arragant jerks that thinks the world needs to know I exist just because I’m from Texas. It doesn’t matter where you’re originally from, when you put on that uniform, you’re from MCRD San Diego, CA. Go ahead, someone challenge me on this. I dare you!! Michael Pesl says: January 3, 2014 at 2:54 AM I love it, I’m from Texas, lived here all my life. We, Texans, love our state and can take it to extremes at times. Do you ever hear ‘California Toast’, just ‘ Texas Toast’ if you are referring to bread. Weather and Earthquakes are different subjects all together. What’s not to brag- we have all seven different types of terrain in Texas! and the world’s best ice cream-Blue Bell…just sayin’…the best…. Sandy D. Cook says: January 3, 2014 at 2:54 AM Ha,ha,ha Geraldine McBarker says: January 3, 2014 at 2:54 AM funny – cute piece. Alan Pesch says: January 3, 2014 at 2:54 AM My cousin is from Texas, his first girlfriend was a cow. Joshua Roth says: January 3, 2014 at 2:54 AM I love how for the most part, the only people who are getting upset at this are those not from Texas. People…..it’s a joke! Just like every state not named Texas. Brett Haltom says: January 3, 2014 at 2:54 AM I understand it is a joke but, for those of us who had to serve with Texans we know it is not a joke Elan Schmidt says: January 3, 2014 at 2:54 AM I don’t think you TRULY appreciate being from Texas, until you’ve lived in Boston, Mass….. Chris Blanchard says: January 3, 2014 at 2:54 AM The only thing funnier than Duffelblog are the dumbasses that do not know the meaning of “Satire”, “Satirical…… Sandra Swinkey says: January 3, 2014 at 2:54 AM I don’t care who the hell you are, you can yell at me all you want, use every cuss word in the book but I could give a rats ass what negative opinion you are going to give. NOBODY deserves to be treated like that. SO WHAT if texas wants to secede from the country, that’s on them, their loss that they are leaving a great country, but should we use names against them because they want to secede from the country. Especially for those Marines being brothers in arms, they are supposed to be there for each other than all of a sudden his brothers are treating him like he is shit on a shingle. wtf is wrong with people? Dee Alonzo says: January 3, 2014 at 2:54 AM I understand representing for your state and heritage, but when you join the military it doesn’t matter where you come from because when you share you life with your fellow marine and military family home is whereever you make it. I feel you shouldn’t turn your back on a person because of where they are from, and what they are doing to this marine is not right. Who cares where is from? If I were him I would file an equal opportunity case against his superiors, no one in the military should have to care about telling people where is from and get backlash from not doing so. the military should be full of grown personnel who have more sense than to worry about where a certain person is from, we are fighting a bigger war outside of Texas as far as I’m concerned and that’s where our focus should be.