Those of us who are familiar with the USMC are aware that every Marine is a combatant - chaplains and medical personnel may wear a USMC uniform, but they are assigned to the Corps by the Navy.
Ducks and geese living near MCB Quantico have a special reason to be concerned.
We all owe our veterans a special debt of gratitude for their service to our country. As the wife of a former Marine I understand how appreciated the effots of The Wounded Warrior Project must be by a wounded serviceman regrdless of their service branch. When you visit the organization's web site you only have to read the following mission statement to have a full understanding of their purpose.
- To raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of severely injured service men and women,
- To help severely injured service members aid and assist each other, and
- To provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of severely injured service members.
I have inserted a map of Prince William County to show waterfowl where the "no fly" zone is located. I know both the USMC, The Wounded Warrior Project and Ducks Unlimited want to give waterfoul a fighting chance. After all, every Marine has qualified with a rifle - those poor birds need all the help they can get.