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GUNNY G: SO, WAS IT “COCKED and LOCKED” OR “LOCK and LOAD” ???

GUNNY G: SO, WAS IT “COCKED and LOCKED” OR “LOCK and LOAD” ???
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A rendition of the emblem on the flag of the U…

Back in’52 when I was a brand new Pfc just outta boot camp and having reported in to Marine Barracks, Camp Joseph H. Pendleton, Oceanside, California–yeh, you read it right, MB,O’Side, No Zip Code, etc.–I overheard some old salts arguing over the question as to which was correct…”cocked and locked” and/or “lock and load”.

One side claimed one, the other side claimed the other. Some said that “Lock and Load” became popular with John (Duke) Wayne‘s portrayal of Sgt Stryker in the 1949 “Sands of iwo Jima.”

I don’t know, but I find things like this interesting.

GUNNY.G: COCKED AND LOCKED ~ ONCE A BLOGGER ALWAYS A BLOGGER !

A rendition of the emblem on the flag of the U...

Back in’52 when I was a brand new Pfc just outta boot camp and having reported in to Marine Barracks, Camp Joseph H. Pendleton, Oceanside, California–yeh, you read it right, MB,O’Side, No Zip Code, etc.–I overheard some old salts arguing over the question as to which was correct…”cocked and locked” and/or “lock and load”.

One side claimed one, the other side claimed the other. Some said that “Lock and Load” became popular with John (Duke) Wayne‘s portrayal of Sgt Stryker in the 1949 “Sands of iwo Jima.”

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  1. Jeffrey Hardin
    October 17, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    Reblogged this on Jericho777's Blog.

  1. January 6, 2017 at 5:13 am

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