When we launched Terminal Lance Tuesdays last month, a fair number of readers posted feedback saying what a great idea it is to showcase online some of the strips creator Max Uriarte has made exclusively for Marine Corps Times. (All of the credit for this goes to Max, by the way, who was
relentless persistent in nudging me to create a forum on our website to display his work.) Among the first to weigh in was Trevor, an obvious Marine Corps Times reader and fan of Terminal Lance, who told us “I have been dying to show my ‘Halo’ fan son the strip that featured Master Chief.”
Here it is Trevor. “Every Time” first appeared in print earlier this year, in the Marine Corps Times dated Feb. 6:
“I promise you,” Max said when he submitted this strip, “this goes through every Marine’s head any time someone from the Navy mentions their ‘Master Chief.’ ”
On a completely unrelated note: While leafing through the Feb. 6 issue, I came across one of my absolute favorite Marine Corps stories of 2012: the one-year-one-million-pushups guy.
As you’ll recall, Sgt. Enrique Treviño is raising money for the Wounded Warrior Project. When I first described his endeavor to my fellow editors, and we did some back-of-the-envelope math, most folks concluded that this well-intentioned, highly motivated Marine didn’t stand a chance of reaching his goal. After all, to achieve it, Treviño would have to average nealry 2,740 pushups a day. That’s 114 every hour!!! Treviño spoke to OffDuty back in July when he was around the halfway mark.
Dude is proving us wrong. With three months to go, he’s surpassed 756,000, according to the most recent update on his Facebook page. Let’s say he makes it to 1 million by Dec. 31: How should the Corps recognize the accomplishment?