Marine Falls Asleep Desperately Refreshing MARADMIN ‘Awards Update’ Search
SAN DIEGO, CA - Marine Corps officials are confirming that at least one Marine fell asleep in his barracks room last night with his fingers still rested on the control and 'R' keys, apparently refreshing his browser non-stop while waiting for the Marine Corps to publish the latest awards update.
Lance Corporal Benjamin Dumile, a Marine with 1st Public Affairs Battalion, served a 3-month tour at Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, two weeks of which were before the April 12, 2010 cut-off for the new Presidential Unit Citation (PUC) announced earlier this year.
"I'm not certain what the criteria for the award will be, but my orders said 'Marine Expeditionary Brigade' when I deployed, so I should be good," explained Dumile.
Many Marines like Dumile have found themselves unable to leave their computers, constantly refreshing the Marine Administrative message page to be the first to know if they'll rate the coveted unit award.
The PUC, originally called the "Distinguished Unit Citation," is the uni…
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