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Non-Rates Angered At ‘Rank Profiling’, Demand Court-Martial Of NCO


Camp Pendleton, CA – Marines across the Corps are still trying to cope with the fallout from an incident that some say demonstrates a rash of “rank profiling.”

The incident near Camp Horno involving a Private First Class and a Corporal happened last Friday evening. Some believe it was just a simple mistake on the part of the NCO, but others claim it was done out of pure anger.

On July 20th, 2012, Corporal Jason Valdez of 1st Battalion, 4th Marines—who was corporal of the guard that night—was walking near Basilone Road when he spotted a “suspicious male” walking towards the barracks later identified as PFC Terrell Washington, 18, of 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment.

Washington was wearing a pair of penny loafers, khaki slacks, and a black unit hoodie tucked into his pants.

“I immediately felt there was something wrong with this Marine, considering he was wearing proper libo attire and all,” said Valdez.

Corporal Valdez decided to confront Washington.

“I got up to him and asked him what unit he was with, but he was hesitant to answer me. He had something protruding from his pockets, so I was a little scared because I didn’t know what it was.”

Valdez claims that PFC Washington then turned around and started walking away from him.

“I raised my voice and told him to stop,” said Valdez. “Then he turned around and said something really lippy to me, something about him just coming from training at the pool, which seemed really doubtful to me because… you know. I immediately took that as an affront to my leadership and began chewing him out.”

Witnesses say they could hear Valdez yelling at Washington all the way from the south end of the camp.

“It was extremely loud,” said Lance Corporal Dustin Ball of 1/4. “We all came out of our barracks rooms and saw the one Marine yelling at the other. We couldn’t believe what we were witnessing.”

Following the ass chewing in which Washington was visibly shaken after standing at parade rest for more than five minutes, it was revealed that the suspicious items Washington was carrying was a can of Busch Light and a tin of Cherry Skoal.

“He just didn’t want to get into trouble,” says Washington’s roommate, PFC Gary Shaw. “That’s why Terrell was walking away. He didn’t want to get NJP’ed [non-judicial punishment] for underage drinking. Corporal Valdez completely overreacted. Rankism is still alive and well out here.”

Shaw’s defense of his roomate seems to correlate with the overall sentiment of the non-rate community.  The recent incident has revived the long debate about rank in the Marine Corps, with the non-rate community vocally angered about this latest ass chewing. Sales of Busch Light and Cherry Skoal have skyrocketed in many PX’s on Marine Corps installations as the junior Marine community has come together to demonstrate solidarity with Washington.

But recent polls show that many members of the NCO community are coming to the side of Corporal Valdez.

“Look, Corporal Valdez had every right to stand his ground and chew that fuckin’ boot out,” said Sergeant Jeff Choi of 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion. “I know if it was between maintaining the good order of the Corps and appealing to the sensitivities of a boot, I’d choose discipline without question.”

In the wake of the mounting tension between the NCO and non-rate communities, many officers are stressing to their Marines that they must show caution and avoid jumping to any conclusions.

“The only people who know what really happened were PFC Washington and Corporal Valdez,” says 1st Lieutenant Seth Tracewski of 2nd Tank Battalion.  “We can’t jump to any conclusions. Not everything is black-green and white-green, sometimes it’s just gray-green. We have to let NCIS do their investigation and have trust in the UCMJ. Justice will prevail.”

While many of PFC Washington’s fellow boots have been eager to paint their comrade as your average junior Marine who’s never done anything to harm anyone, recent facebook photos showing Washington posing in the field at the School of Infantry give a different impression.

In one photo, Washington appears in full uniform, clutching an unloaded SAW with a BFA on it.

“You see that?” asks Sergeant Choi. “That doesn’t seem to me like the badass Marine everyone is making him out to be. Who the fuck tries to look moto with a BFA on their rifle?”

Regardless, there has been a public outcry among non-rates concerning investigators’ unwillingness to court martial Valdez. Many are calling for brig time.

Lt. Tracewski adds:  “This whole incident has caused a lot of tension between my Marines. It just seems like the Marine Corps will always struggle with the question of rank and what to do. And while we’re all sitting here on the sidelines giving our opinions on the matter, we forget that the biggest travesty was two Marines lost their innocence that day.”

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  1. Jack that was probably the funniest shit I’ve had the pleasure to read in awhile. Thanks for the grin on a monday. Warpigs!!!

  2. I’m thinking there CAN’T be that many people reading TDB, thinking it’s real. It’s gotta be some sort of intricate reverse trolling thing to lure “smart” people into correcting the “wrong” people about… fuck it. Carry on.

  3. RANKISM!!! that’s a fucking good one!!! next thing u know, sum ass clown is gonna complain cause his DRILL INSTRUCTORS kept mistreating and yelling at him and his peers because they are RECRUITS!!! fuckin pussies! suck it up and carry on muthafuckaz!!!

  4. What is the problem here? The NCO did everything he’s supposed to do. It’s not a fuckin democracy. Rankism… Really you fuckin pussies? Go cut your nuts off and get a adsep if you don’t like it.

  5. Very clever writing [as well as as some comments]… some things you just have to spell out for others though.

  6. I came for the funny stories, I stay for the people who think that this shit is real….. One of the best one’s yet brilliant,

  7. For goodness sakes! Do these boots not know their general orders? First, the Corporal of the Guard has the right and the responsibility to challenge all personnel, regardless of rank at night. Second if the PFC didn’t want NJP for underage drinking, he shouldn’t have been underage drinking. Third, when someone on watch, or just higher ranking says, “Stop.” You fricking stop!
    This isn’t “Rank Profiling,” this is the military. Welcome to the US Marines boys, now man the F*** up and act like Marines!

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  9. This is cute and all but someone lost their life lets not make light of that fact. An ass chewing is not equivalent to being shot to death.

  10. Geeezzzz…. When I was in (88-92) E-3 and below had respect for their NCO’s and that’s just how it WAS. Seems like the PFC shoulda took his ass chewing like a “MAN” . Maybe they ARE slacking in my beloved Marine Corps these days. To me,sounds like that NCO was well within his right to protect himself and all government property in view. Or maybe general orders are not being taught either. Sounds like grounds for “kangaroo court,code red etc…” whatever you wanna call it for that whinney ass PFC .

    • Well if he wasn’t such a slack jawed faggot and chewed some chaw and became a sexual tyrannosaur, this wouldn’t be a problem…

      • To Lt. Butero-Trinkejo,
        Dude knock it the frick off, you’re killing me. This is the second time I read one of your responses and blew coffee out of my nose and all over the friggin’ keyboard. The replies on the site are almost as good as the articles. (It’s real man, it’s really real)
        Semper Fi

  11. This little shit deserves a field grade article 15 or whatever you jarheads have….who the fuck drinks bush light and chews cherry flavored skoal? Also, make him carry the Hello Kitty rifle of shame!

  12. I’m going to hell for laughing that damn hard at this, a good portion, well some of my family lives in Florida, see you guys down there, save me a seat 🙂

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