U.S. Marine Corps Mascot Retires

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    U.S. Marine Corps Mascot Retires

    Chesty, the USMC's English Bulldog mascot, retires from active duty today.

    Happy retirement, SGT Chesty. You earned it!

    Marine Mascot "Chesty" Retires, After 7 Years Active Duty, English Bulldog Steps Down For Younger Dog - CBS News


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    Retired at just '49', lucky dog...enjoy your days, Sarge!
    (assuming he started his duties as a pup)
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    Great story
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    "He got counseled three times," Dixon said.

    He fell asleep on duty.

    "He fell asleep -- not on duty, but at rehearsal," Dixon said.

    "Exactly how do you counsel a dog?" Martin asked.

    "Well, you bring him in, you sit him down face to face, Marine to Marine, commanding officer to Marine, and you tell him like it is," Dixon said.

    How did he take to counseling?

    "Not too good," Dixon said.


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    Semper Fi Sarge!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CorpsVet View Post
    Semper Fi Sarge!

    Well Done
    Don't you mean....SEMPER FIDO!
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    Retired at just '49', lucky dog...enjoy your days, Sarge!
    (assuming he started his duties as a pup)
    He was older than me then

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    Enjoy retirement SGT
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    I'm sure his pension will be adequate for his needs the rest of his life. Wonder who the next one will be?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nn View Post
    He was older than me then
    If I had stayed in the Corps, I would now be halfway to my 20 years and 10 years from retirement at the age of 40. As it stands, I could retire from my LE agency at 52 with 25 years on, even without purchasing my 5 years of military time.
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    So does Chesty get put on ARR, or is his enlistment completely finished?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paco View Post
    So does Chesty get put on ARR, or is his enlistment completely finished?
    Sounds like he got his retirement papers to me. His 49 years of service should be enough to get some decent treats. He'll be living the easy life.

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