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Gunny G: Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen!

 

February 26, 2009 Gunny G Edit Leave a comment Go to comments

 

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Is It marine OR Marine?

 

Seems to me it was somewhere around the late ’50s or very early ’60s–I was doing duty at Henderson Hall, I recall–when there was a change to the Marine Corps Personnel Manual requiring that the word “marine” be capitalized with the the letter “M.”

 

 

 

Up to that time official correspondence always showed the lower-case letter m. Most writers, even those who were Marines themselves, used marine.

 

I had always thought that this was not binding on folks other than Marines, although I had seen some cases where the big M for Marine(s) was used by civilians.

 

 

 

 

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At some point I got hold of a copy of The Associated Press Stylebook and Libel Manual which indicated that, they at least, went along with the Marine Corps way on this. As far as I know, the rest of the world continued to march in their old manner………….

 

EXCERPT!!!!!

 

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IS THIS MAN, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF...

IS THIS MAN, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, THE LEADER OF THE FREE WORLD, MENTALLY ILL? (Photo credit: SS&SS)

 

 

 

 

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