Lieutenant unsure if platoon behaving better or just not getting caught
TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif.— First Lt. Connor Boyd, a weapons platoon commander with Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines, spent this past Sunday nervously staring at his phone, waiting for the inevitable call from his platoon sergeant.
Boyd explained, “I’ve been here for a year, and until recently, we had at least one incident every single weekend.”
He explained, “First it was the platoon’s drug ring. Then, it was the boot fight club. I had half the mortarmen go UA after our Christmas leave block. And I just had a machine gunner get arrested for attempting to sexually assault a police horse last month."
But despite such a heinous track record, last weekend was different. No call ever came. When he got in to work on Monday, Boyd's platoon sergeant and section leaders all rogered up that nothing unusual had gone down since Friday.
Boyd was skeptical.
“I find it hard to believe that the boys went out on libo and just didn’t do anything illegal,“ he said. “Maybe they’ve finally figured out t…
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