Road Rage Marine: Check yourself before you wreck yourself.
There is a Video that went viral in the last couple of days. The video is of a US Marine Sergeant that showed his true side of anger because of a minor car accident. The story is one of the vehicles braked suddenly and caused the victim’s truck to hit the Marine Sergeant’s car. What this Marine didn’t know is the passenger of the truck is also a Marine that was injured in the line of duty and is paralyzed as a result, her 19 year old brother was driving her from the base. Marine SGT should have checked himself and live by the Marine Code of Honor, Courage, and Commitment. He disgrace the uniform and the Marine Corp by his actions. His excuse for his actions is he is suffering from PTSD that’s that a excuse to this accident. It looks like it he is suffering from Anger Issues and should have some Anger Management Therapy. He should live what he told grade school student’s at his mothers class, “Be nice to everybody get along.” That’s a great message to kids, but he needs to take that to heart for himself when his mother isn’t around. He’s the type of Marine with unchecked Anger Issues, who could beat up his wife and children, if he doesn’t work out the issues, if he is unwilling to do so he should be Court Martial for his actions of disgracing the Marine Corp. He should receive some sort of punishment for this action.
Video of News coverage and Incident on Playlist watch both videos.
Marine Corp Code
Honor: Honor requires each Marine to exemplify the ultimate standard in ethical and moral conduct. Honor is many things; honor requires many things. A U.S. Marine must never lie, never cheat, never steal, but that is not enough. Much more is required. Each Marine must cling to an uncompromising code of personal integrity, accountable for his actions and holding others accountable for theirs. And, above all, honor mandates that a Marine never sully the reputation of his Corps.
Courage: Simply stated, courage is honor in action — and more. Courage is moral strength, the will to heed the inner voice of conscience, the will to do what is right regardless of the conduct of others. It is mental discipline, an adherence to a higher standard. Courage means willingness to take a stand for what is right in spite of adverse consequences. This courage, throughout the history of the Corps, has sustained Marines during the chaos, perils, and hardships of combat. And each day, it enables each Marine to look in the mirror — and smile.
Commitment: Total dedication to Corps and Country. Gung-ho Marine teamwork. All for one, one for all. By whatever name or cliche, commitment is a combination of (1) selfless determination and (2) a relentless dedication to excellence. Marines never give up, never give in, never willingly accept second best. Excellence is always the goal. And, when their active duty days are over, Marines remain reserve Marines, retired Marines, or Marine veterans. There is no such thing as an ex-Marine or former-Marine. Once a Marine, always a Marine. Commitment never dies.