A Marine Joke

What is the relationship between you and everyone serving in the United States Marine Corps?  You are Cousins, unless you are Brothers.

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We all have an Uncle Sam.  He has children.  They are allegedly (occasionally?) misguided.
Uncle
Sam’s
Misguided
Children

The son of your uncle is your Cousin.

However:

If you yourself are a Marine, then every other Marine who ever was in the Corps is your Brother.  And your Cousin.  Out of respect for the combat training my Uncle gave you and your brother/cousin, I will refrain from making the incest joke which logically follows. 🙂

However, the second: Don’t call a Marine your cousin until after he has accepted that this joke is funny coming from you.  In any case, they have already made out a check to you, payable in any amount up to and including their very lives, so the proper response when you meet someone and find out they are a Marine, or are (or were) a Sailor, Soldier, or Airman – the response is not “well hi, cousin!”  it is “Thanks for your service.”

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