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Saturday, October 26, 2013

Reagan National Airport news conference: New Hampshire U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin condemns U.S. Marine “girly” hats

New Hampshire U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin will hold an 11:00 A.M. news conference today, Saturday, at Reagan National Airport in Washington, DC to demand that the U. S. Marine Corps drop any plans to impose a so-called “girly” hat on men and women of the U. S. Marines. “We don’t have money for bullets, Secretary Hagel is complaining about the sequester, and we are running a millenary salon for the Marine Corps?” Andy asks. “This is both ridiculous and embarrassing. What is wrong with the old hats? I am willing to take at face value that Barack Obama did not ‘order’ the hats, but Obama has created such a climate of timidity and political correctness in Washington that now they want to dress men in the military to look like women. Stop!!!” Andy’s ties to the Marine Corps are old and deep. A copy of Andy’s letter to Secretary Hagel and General Amos is part of this release.

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New Hampshire Republican U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin seeks to block “girly hats” for U. S. Marines

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(Reagan National Airport, Washington, DC) (October 26, 2013) U.S. Senate candidate Andy Martin will hold a news conference today, Saturday, October 26th at Reagan National Airport in Washington to demand that the Department of Defense and U. S. Marine Corps drop plans to adopt a unisex “bellhop” hat (cover) for all Marines. Please see links below.


Andy’s letter:

Andy Martin
Republican for U.S. Senator

you can call Andy:
 (866) 706-2639

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Manchester, NH 03105-0742

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October 26, 2013

Hon. Chuck Hagel
Secretary of Defense
1000 Defense Pentagon
Washington, DC 20301-1000

General James F. Amos
Commandant, U.S. Marine Corps
Headquarters U.S. Marine Corps
Washington DC 20350-3000

Re: Proposed “vote” on new Marine Corps unisex cover

Dear Secretary Hagel and
General Amos:

I am in a state of shock that DOD and the USMC are considering changing the dress Marine uniform cover to adopt a “hat” that smacks more of a bellhop in a hotel than that of a U.S. Marine.

My ties to the USMC are old and deep. I have never been to the Viet-Nam War Memorial because of all the brave Marines I met in Viet-Nam. As a result of serving on the staff of U. S. Senator Paul Douglas, perhaps one of the Corps’ greatest heroes in congress, I ended up in Viet-Nam in 1967, 1968 and 1971. I considered General Raymond G. Davis a friend. I remember the grief I felt the day Col. Michael Spark and Sergeant Major Ted McClintock, whom I knew, were shot down. I remember the day a young Marine Lt. Terry Hale triggered a mine south of DaNang. And the first “Fighting Illini” football player to die in Viet-Nam was a Marine, Lt. Bruce Capel.

I feel I can honestly and honorably speak on behalf of Ray Davis and Paul Douglas, and probably many other New Hampshire Marines, when I condemn the Marines’ millenary fiasco.

I do not know what kind of madness has engulfed the Corps and DOD. In the middle of a sequester struggle the Corps is trying to adopt a ridiculous unisex cover (hat).

Do you remember what a ruckus President Nixon caused when he tried to adopt Gilbert-and-Sullivan uniforms for White House guards? These hats look worse.

Please, immediately, stop embarrassing Marines throughout history by even considering adopting ridiculous changes to one of the finest military uniforms in history. Semper Fi.

Respectfully submitted,




October 26th Reagan National Airport News Conference Details:

New Hampshire U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin

Andy Martin will demand that the Department of Defense drop-plans to “feminize” U. S. Marine uniforms


Reagan National Airport,  National Hall, in front of the Brooks Brothers store (BB is not related to this news conference)


Saturday, October 26 - 11:00 A.M.


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