July 26, 2004
Marines here from 3rd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment are trying out a new form of body armour: kevlar shorts.
"The other Marines made fun of me the first I put them on," Mejia said. "I guess they thought it was a joke. They are really funny looking." The shorts have already acquired a few nicknames from the battalion. One Marine referred to them as "lederhosen," and others call them "fishing shorts."
Posted by Ghost of a flea at July 26, 2004 08:27 AM
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Some old landmines were designed to "unman" their victims. There are a few Vietnam vets who probably wish they'd been around in their time. (It's a vulnerable spot!)
Posted by: Ben at July 27, 2004 09:11 AM