The Marine Corps Gazette has also done yeoman work in helping Marine Leaders [in this effort] by publishing poignant articles that provided clear-cut guidance on what we expect of our Marines and one of the best is Base Plate McGurk's timeless Feb 1983 Essay titled: "Marines Don't Do That!" . . .
Base Plate and his Pals at "The Ale and Quail" know what they're talking because the values they promote are timeless and I can tell you from firsthand experience that they work - as long as one is willing to make the hard decisions.
Tien len! Muon doc lap phai do mau!
Paul Stokes, Major, USMC, Ret
Director of Operations
Marine Corps Communication-Electronics School
From the Marine Corps Gazette archives: "Marines Don't Do That," by Base Plate McGurk, February 1983.