Thursday, April 05, 2007

Chuck Norris Becomes Honorary Marine

Last week, US Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James Conway made legendary martial-arts ninja and action movie star Chuck Norris an “Honorary Marine” at the commandant’s residence in Washington, D.C.

In recent years, Norris’ popularity has surged with Marines. Leathernecks worldwide have been known to cite satirical Chuck Norrisfacts” — unconfirmed and exaggerated declarations about the newest Honorary Marine along the lines of “There is no theory of evolution. Just a list of creatures Chuck Norris has allowed to live.”

“The thing that is so engaging about Chuck Norris is that he’s so straightforward,” said Col. Frank McKenzie, military secretary for the Commandant said. “There’s no artifice about him. He represents a lot of values Marines value.He’s been very active in support of our wounded warriors.” Norris also recently took a trip to Iraq with Assistant Commandant Gen. Robert Magnus, which was considered one of the best-received visits to date, McKenzie said. “The Marines were ecstatic.”

"I suspect the Corps gave the Marine title to Chuck out of fear..." said Lt.Col. "Whopper" Creedon, an officer whom also has had many exaggerated facts written about him. "... fear of getting a roundhouse kick in the face."


Darkle Dagbar said...

Thank you Chuck Norris Sir!

Anonymous said...

Chuck norris?
What a laugh.
The guys too slow and too old. He's an old fart.
Can't act either!

Lieutenant General Creedon said...

@ Anon: Oh you better stay anonymous. Men have died for suggesting less about Chuck. I see a roundhouse kick in the head in your near future...

Anonymous said...

What crap - Marines are estactic. This is a gimmick - when we least need gimmicks. There are thousands of Marines and families serving - why not take the time out and recognize them.