A change to the Marine Corps’ uniform hats could take the hard-nosed Leathernecks from the Halls of Montezuma to the shops of Christopher Street.
Thanks to a plan by President Obama to create a “unisex” look for the Corps, officials are on the verge of swapping out the Marines’ iconic caps with a new hat that some have derided as so “girly” that they would make the French blush.
Why is it that men and women who have never served ONE day in our armed service seem to think they know what is best? I say that Mr. President if he wants to make changes, he can raise his right hand and serve in our all volunteer USMC and then, and only then, put in his 2 cents worth on the uniform these brave men and women wear. Until then let’s leave it up to our Marines to decide what they want…new uniforms or more training, more marines, more weapons…let’s let them decide on where the money should go because really our government has a difficult time making the right decisions these days hence the government shutdown fiasco.
“We don’t even have enough funding to buy bullets, and the DoD is pushing to spend $8 million on covers that look like women’s hats!” one senior Marine source fumed to The Post. “The Marines deserve better. It makes them look ridiculous.”
The thin new hats have a feminine line that some officials think would make them look just as good on female marines as on males — in keeping with the Obama directive.
They have been dubbed the “Dan Daly” hat, after a sergeant from Long Island who won the Medal of Honor in World War I.
But some Marines love the old hat, which has been in use since 1922 and think the new hat is a glorified “porter’s cap.”
The Dan Daly Hat? Keep the old hats , Marines were’nt meant to wear these wimpy looking jokes of a hat, The Marines are our foremost FIGHTING FORCE , Usually the first in in a battle at least let them keep the old uniform instead of making them look like some unisex pansies in those hats ,They’re fighters and Dan would probably say the hats sucks too.