Jewish Marine Refuses To Conduct Annual Gas Mask Qualification Stormtrooper February 10, 2013 Marine Corps 54 Comments Follow Duffel Blog: CAMP PENDLETON, CA — Testing the effectiveness of the M50 Joint Service General Purpose Mask in a room filled with tear gas is a staple of annual training events for Marines since boot camp, but one Marine refuses to participate, insisting that her chain of command is comprised of fascists typical of Nazi Germany. Private First Class Dalia Bettelheim says there is a little-known Marine Corps Order stating her exemption from the training, and her personal disposition towards the act of being crammed in a room and gassed has become another sensitive issue in the realm of political-correctness oft plaguing the military. “My friend told me that Jewish Marines aren’t required to enter the gas chamber,” said Bettelheim in a recent interview, “on account of the Jews being forced into gas chambers by the Nazis during World War II.” “You would think my chain of command would understand that,” she added, “but instead, they actually deny there is any problem at all. They are Gas Mask Deniers, plain and simple. Worse than Hitler in my opinion.” While Bettelheim stands by her convictions, her rhetoric is “completely overblown,” according to Corporal Abigail Krüger, the Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense Specialist (CBRN) running the gas chamber. Krüger insists that PFC Bettelheim is not exempted from the training simply because of her ancestry or religion. “I don’t care about your religious beliefs or the ‘strife of your people’ throughout history. Everybody is going to have to endure the chlorobenzalmalononitrile gas to instill confidence in their gear,” retorted Cpl Krüger, a third-generation military member with service lineage dating back to WWII. “You know what? Maybe it would help if she developed a little respiratory fortitude, ya know?” Bettelheim is currently facing non-judicial punishment for disobeying a direct order and failing to comply with Marine Corps regulations after her supervisor, Staff Sergeant Hans Wolfenstein, was notified of her refusal. Wolfenstein, of Berlin Township, NJ, vehemently denies her claims of being treated unfairly, referencing his own family’s military service. “My great-grandfather fell out of a guard tower in Poland and broke his neck while serving the fatherland in WWII, and you don’t see me crying about it.” Her non-judicial punishment proceedings will be presided over by her commanding officer, Captain Werner Günther. Elliot Chefitz says: June 12, 2014 at 2:29 PM I am a Israeli born Jewish marine who served for 8 years in both Iraq and afgahnistan. Not only is gas chamber training needed in case we ever get gassed in combat but by being a Jew I always entered the gas chamber with no.t shirt and would take my mask off. Stating that by being.Jewish and still being alive that my family had adapted. Obviously that is a joke but I felt the need to be strong.and represent the Jewish people in a positive light. This cry baby needs to.conform to.the marine corps or get the hell out of it. She is making all Jews and all female marines look like entitled cry babies. Rick Clouse says: June 7, 2014 at 12:58 PM Funny=dumbass comments from Dumbass people who have no sense of humor or can’t separate satire from reality. It’s the DUFFLE BLOG YOU ASS CRABS!!!!! Please add idiot to your title of savant. Andrew Ingram says: January 25, 2014 at 9:42 PM Haha love the names! Clyde Salley says: January 25, 2014 at 9:42 PM KICK HER OUT! Doc Victor Moss says: January 25, 2014 at 9:42 PM Oy Vey. This is so wrong. Good satire, but so wrong. Chris Ransom says: January 25, 2014 at 9:42 PM *even makes Charlene Guertin Campbell says: January 25, 2014 at 9:42 PM I don’t want to like it. But it is so bad it is a little good…… Nathan Zajac says: January 25, 2014 at 9:42 PM That’s what they get for letting just anyone in. Corey Sanger says: January 25, 2014 at 9:42 PM The CPL who conducts the gas chamber training for my BN is a jew. Jae Gee says: January 25, 2014 at 9:42 PM Yes. Kathy Neason says: January 25, 2014 at 9:42 PM If she does not want to go by the rules, then maybe she should not be one of The Few The Proud Marine. Zac Swank says: January 25, 2014 at 9:42 PM I had a Jewish guy run the gas chamber at my old battalion. There is no reason that the PFC can’t do the gas chamber. Chris Ransom says: January 25, 2014 at 9:42 PM Wait…. I feel so stupid lolol Sarina Criswell says: January 25, 2014 at 9:42 PM Fucking Marines these days…. Disgusting… The military is not a democracy! Do what you’re told boot! Randel Christian Perez says: January 25, 2014 at 9:42 PM this shit is fucking stupid I’m glad though if we had any kind gas coming she wont know how to use her mask I hope she dies. Martin Potashner says: January 25, 2014 at 9:42 PM she should be given a bad conduct discharge I’m jewish and had to do it never bothered me. Erik Trinkl says: January 25, 2014 at 9:42 PM It is very interesting to point that everybody in her chain of command mentioned in that article happened to have a German name… John Paul Gilbert says: January 25, 2014 at 9:42 PM hope this boot gets njp’d and goes to the brig for just being a disrespectful piece of crap. (the religious girl who signed the paper to do anything the government ask) Nathen Rozon says: January 25, 2014 at 9:42 PM So when your in a room and you get tear gassed on the front lines and you are to stupid to know how to use your gas mask, don’t complain. Joe Callaway says: January 25, 2014 at 9:42 PM she should NOT have joined. she doesn’t have to do it BECAUSE she is Jewish, but because she is a Marine. Damn cop out. Many Jews were also killed by guns… should she not Qual or even carry? if she wanted THAT shit, she needed to join the damn peace corps, not the Marine Corps. Matt Fisher says: January 25, 2014 at 9:42 PM So its an article about a Jew not wanting to do the gas chamber because its “racist”. The guy operating the gas chamber is Kruger, her Staff NCO is Wolfenstein, and the article was written by “stormtrooper”? There is no way this is real…. but it is still fucking hilarious. Especially with the comments by the Staff NCO, now days the Equal Opportunity Officer would be getting involved. But like I stated, it was a good read and made me laugh. =) Lance Bursch says: January 25, 2014 at 9:42 PM Crap, it’s not going to kill her. I think even if I were a Jew, I’d want to see if my gas mask worked. People, weather religion or other factors has some stupid reasons for not wanting to do something. That’s the military, live with it or don’t go in. Why do people always wants to make a name for themselves or get there names in a paper? Just to make things bigger then what they are? I wished I had a gas mask on when I didn’t even know I was getting gassed. I lived, but with compilations. I was in a comma for 3 weeks. So no one can tell me or complain of things that the military wants you to do to save your life!!!! I had a kid in my platoon, the only reason he came in was for the college money, so he didn’t have to to to the field. His wife tried to help him stay out of it, the field. She was wrong to. The military is for the country, not yourself. Live with it, stop crying. Or just get out. There kicking y’all out anyways. So there won’t be a real military to save this country!!! Chris Ransom says: January 25, 2014 at 9:42 PM Wow you have to be kidding me.. You weak thing you deserve 10000 times worse than just an NJP… I have a buddy who is a rabbi and he evens led Jew jokes and went in the sissy ass gas chamber.. Your just makeing excuses to not do your admin qual out of the way because your a sissy.. Brian Kresge says: January 25, 2014 at 9:42 PM Dear Duffel Blog, while I love the satire, I’m so happy to see exactly how many anti-Semites are still in uniform. Suellyn Hardway-Nuckolls says: January 25, 2014 at 9:42 PM She needs to suck it up or get out. What a stupid Bitch trying to play the poor pitiful Jew card. That to me is worse than playin the back card or even the Muslim card. I don’t condem any of the type of groups out there but using something like that is distasteful to anymilitary member active, reserve or retired. Anonymous says: January 25, 2014 at 9:42 PM Oh My! The COMMENTS! Have we REALLY lost our sense of humor so badly people? WTF? Even if it was a real story, relax, step back, and realize what a bunch of “back in my day Caesar marched us 30 miles up-hill in the snow in summer” blowhards so many of you have become? Michelle Dawn Lotz-Lynch says: January 25, 2014 at 9:42 PM As soon as I read the headline, I laughed. Jarred Lee says: January 25, 2014 at 9:42 PM Haha, Hans Wolfenstein. Leandro Perez says: January 25, 2014 at 9:42 PM its funny how her chain of command is full of people with german last names… Andy Anderson says: January 25, 2014 at 9:42 PM Did anyone catch that all her higher ups that are mentioned have like German last names and she’s Jewish? This article is pure gold. Terence Nelan says: January 25, 2014 at 9:42 PM Bettelheim, huh? You guys know there was a concentration camp survivor named Bruno Bettelheim, who spent 11 months in Dachau and Buchenwald. He was let out before the war, and made it to the USA in 1939. He wrote a lot of books on child psychology. Rodrick Hatton says: January 25, 2014 at 9:42 PM Ok so if she should be excused from going into the gas chamber because she’s Jewish then black folk shouldn’t have to deploy on MEU’s…boats, ocean crossings, being taken to foreign lands…you know seeing as the slave trade went on and all. Maaaaaan this can’t be real life. Get a fucking grip. Hector Hincapie says: January 25, 2014 at 9:42 PM If she did it in boot camp she can do it again. The military isn’t about silly religious believes. Yes I understand what happen in the past if anything she is risking the lives of fellow Marines by not doing the training if anything were too happen. If its so bad for her well fine then she needs too get out of my Corps! Max Ahmadi says: January 25, 2014 at 9:42 PM This is why we are falling behind. Dealing with this stupid shit. Don’t matter if your jewish, black, white, indian, native american, asian, etc. it happened to your ancestors, so get over it. Times change, Do you see Japanese kids complain in boot camp that they don’t want to throw a grenade because it reminds them of Hiroshima and the atomic bomb. Your a fucking Marine, grow some balls and move on. Sean Jennings says: January 25, 2014 at 9:42 PM HA! snort this is good. Please keep it up. Lewis Moore says: January 25, 2014 at 9:42 PM “Oy vey iz mir,” you guys are killing me. Peter Kirk says: January 25, 2014 at 9:42 PM even after 33yrs,, i still remember the gas chamber at ft.lost in the woods! fond memories,, brings a tear too my eyes! lol Leroy Anthony Enck says: January 25, 2014 at 9:42 PM and with this, DB elevates its satire to next-level… Michael Stine says: January 25, 2014 at 9:42 PM lmao am i the only one that noticed her whole chain of commands last names were german? this story gotta be fake Chad Layton says: January 25, 2014 at 9:42 PM you would think, being jewish and having a gas mask would be nice first. secondly, when the hell did pfc’s get to decide what they will and wont do? she obviously hasn’t been in that long sotime to shut up and do what your told – and I guess she’d say she couldn’t wear body armor in the summer cause it reminds her of jews burning in the ovens too? John Zaffino says: January 25, 2014 at 9:42 PM I see nothing has changed in the 45 years since I was a young Marine in Vietnam. I was filling napalm tanks with CS (Tear gas) one hot July afternoon, when the captain of the bomb dump came out to see me and my partner. It seems that he had decided that this would be a good time to go back in to HQ and requalify for the gas mask training. Now, my skin was on fire, and tears were running freely down my face from the tear gas, but he insisted. We had to go and requalify… true story. Kevin Kerns says: January 25, 2014 at 9:42 PM I’ve read some funny articles on this site. This isn’t one of them. Taco Dundee says: January 25, 2014 at 9:42 PM Yeah, as a Jew, I can honestly say this girl is full of shit. Way to turn our army into a bunch of whiny pussies you PC douche nozzles. “… worse than Hitler.” Dramatic much? She’s right though. Hitler didn’t make us wear those uncomfortable GAS MASKS! Dumb bitch. People need to stop relating people to Hitler. At this point “being like Hitler” means doing anything dickish. So, I guess I’m just like Hitler. And we wonder why people hate us? Andy Niemyer says: January 25, 2014 at 9:42 PM As Son Number One said as they went off to NBC training last fall, “Oh, great, march the Jew off to the gas chambers! You fuckers just couldn’t resist, could you?” Darryl Evey says: January 25, 2014 at 9:42 PM I made a derogatory comment about my squad leader while on mess duty and he said, “into the oven with you Jew” and they proceeded to stuff me into a large bakers oven. We were all laughing so hard that I couldn’t get out. Daniel Golding says: January 25, 2014 at 9:42 PM Wolfenstein, Kruger, and Gunther. Ok, this is funny. David Mauk says: January 25, 2014 at 9:42 PM my SSgt used to use that last joke; Marines are a very diverse group, and we also hold nothing sacred, so to the outside observer we seem incredibly racist. to us, it’s just making a laugh because hey, were all marines. that being said, we used to make holocaust jokes with this one guy who was jewish in our platoon. so along comes SSgt and says, very seriously “you shouldn’t joke about the holocaust, my grandfather died in a nazi concentration camp…” we all got very quiet and shame-faced until he continued “… he got shitfaced and fell out of the guard tower!” Patrick Jones says: January 25, 2014 at 9:42 PM Is 68 years still considered “too soon”? LMAO David Serens says: January 25, 2014 at 9:42 PM I have been reading TDB for sometime now. I truly cannot determine which is funnier the articles or the comments from folks that think it is real… Gabe Osterdock says: January 25, 2014 at 9:42 PM i hope she gets attacked with poison gas and doesnt know how to use the mask Hulbert Parsons says: January 25, 2014 at 9:42 PM Had a Jewish soldier in my team once. We were doing a gas chamber when he remarked how messed up it was that he was doing a gas chamber, on Holocaust memorial day…in Germany. Darby Randall Cook says: January 25, 2014 at 9:42 PM Jew gotta be kiddin me! Randy Broadhead says: January 25, 2014 at 9:42 PM Had a Jewish kid at Kaneohe make a crack “Hey look everybody we get to go take showers.” As he was lined up to go into the NBC chamber in front of the Whole Bn. Even the closet skin head’s mouth was on the ground. Michael Feingold says: January 25, 2014 at 9:42 PM I am a Jew that runs chambers. Its always a good icebreaker to tell everyone that my nickname is Rabbi.