Comments: Soul.....

Bwah-hah-hah-hahhhh! Great story!

"Dr. Scholl can kiss my ass..." But keep offa Dr Pepper.

Posted by Elisson on July 10, 2009 10:25 AM

Those damn boots wore blisters on me no matter what I did.

Posted by GUYK on July 10, 2009 10:41 AM

Sounds exactly what happened to my son when he was at Parris Island. His feet were raw! You had a nicer DI, believe it or not. He had to keep wearing his boots.
Love your blog!
A Proud Marine Mom in Tennessee

Posted by Christina on July 10, 2009 01:30 PM

Same here.

I'll never forget the first time I saw a soldier put women's nylons on his feet before his socks and boots. I laughed at him. Then had a similar experience to yours above. And I wore nylons on road marches ever since.

Posted by Blackfive on July 10, 2009 04:09 PM

I bought a pair of jungle boots figuring they'd be good for working in the river bottoms and swamps. A mistake I did not repeat. I went back to my White's or hipboots.
Hipboots are actually better in the bottoms. If a cottonmouth pops you, they just kinda bounce off looking rather perplexed on the rebound.
Another thing is cotton socks. They're all right for casual wear but I hated to work in them. Started wearing rag-wool work socks and had no trouble with my feet there after.

Posted by Tbird on July 10, 2009 04:45 PM

Awwww. But it wasn't Dr. Scholl's fault, tho.

And it's very brave of you to talk about it. ;)

Posted by Kath on July 10, 2009 05:14 PM

If only they taught you the proper use of ellipses.

Posted by Johnny Walker Purple on July 10, 2009 07:37 PM

Aw Man...bloody socks...been there under different circumstances...

Posted by Sam on July 10, 2009 08:02 PM

... if you don't like my stories or the way that I happen to write, Mr. Purple, then feel free to find another place to spend your time......

Posted by Eric on July 10, 2009 08:36 PM

I can remember you telling this one right before the boy had gone to boot two years ago. A horrible story that just pulls you in.

He has finally been transferred to a new unit. Still a desk-jockey but he's with an amphibious assault vehicle unit with the 1st I believe. He may end up getting deployed in February from the looks of things. Still sweating it out at 29 Palms right now though. There are worse places to be.

Posted by Richard on July 11, 2009 04:34 AM

Looks like Dr. Scholl ain't the only one who can kiss your ass...

Posted by Elisson on July 11, 2009 05:50 AM

Yowch!! I think I will sit for a while...

Posted by Richmond on July 11, 2009 02:20 PM

Always a fan of the good Dr., myself, but then again, I always stuck with the classic foam model.

Posted by Harvey on July 14, 2009 01:22 AM