Country Singer sends us a link from the LA Times about two Marines who took 10 “explosive devices” to Redondo Beach for whatever reason was passing through their pointy little heads and caused a stir;
Grenades? Claymores? C-4?
Nope. Artillery simulators. I suppose they technically ARE explosive devices, but in reality, they’re giant firecrackers.
The comments over at TAH raise a very good point. These young Marines might be dummies but my real question is, where was the NCO making sure all pyro was accounted for, either expended or turned in?
One of my collateral duties at Ft. Carson was as ammo NCO for the company. I got to draw and account for all ammo the company used in training (why that wasn’t a supply sergeant function, I don’t know). I made damn sure every bit was accounted for, especially fun stuff like grenade and artillery simulators.