Talk:Lou Diamond

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Possible copyright violation. See:

This text seems to be from

The USMC's copyright terms are these:

2. Information presented on this site is considered public information and may be distributed or copied. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credits is requested. that should be OK, right? --rbrwr

Bawled out[edit]

I removed this sentence:

"While he bawled out recruits who sometimes instinctively saluted him, he frequently failed, himself, to salute less than a field grade officer."

What does "bawled out" mean? I'm not sure. Also, it seems as if it might be contradictory. If it means "berated"/"gave hell to", why would the fact that he yelled at recruits who DID salute him be portrayed as somehow hypocritical (in this sentence) if he DID NOT salute some of his superior officers? Ufwuct 19:59, 17 January 2007 (UTC)

He was not an officer (but of a high non-commissioned rank) and recruits were making a mistake and showing ignorance of proper military conduct/ranks/procedures by saluting him. The second part (failure to salute non-field grade officers) wouldn't be per se hypocritical, it would go to show he was a highly regarded senior NCO (and/or a tough-as-nails bastard) whose respect you had to earn. And "bawled out" does indeed mean upbraid/correct behavior usually through a raised voice. Gront 01:38, 20 May 2007 (UTC)

Introduction needs rewriting?[edit]

It strikes me that the introduction for this isn't very helpful or informative -- I came across the article by chance and I was really none the wiser as to why Diamond was well-known, thanks partly to the use of slang like "leatherneck". However, I don't think I know enough about US military history to recast it without messing it up or offending someone; can an editor who's more knowledgeable have a go? Gusworld 23:32, 2 March 2007 (UTC)

I think the article was originally from a USMC site and it is still in need of translation from Marine jargon to English. Like Chesty Puller, there are a lot of legends about Lou Diamond, so separating truth from fiction is also a challenge. I've revised the opening paragraph a little bit so that it might now make some sense to civilians. --Habap 18:29, 3 March 2007 (UTC)

Marine, Eh?[edit]

This article says he's born in Canada. This web site says Ohio. One of them is probably wrong. Repeter (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 04:29, 7 May 2010 (UTC).