AverageNCO sent us a link to this wonderful article about a true American hero, Jerry Partain. He says he retired from the Marines and that he’s one of the greatest ninjas of all time;
The 66-year-old Partain, who retired in 1992 after 25 years in the Marine Corps, and then retired again from the brokerage business about 10 years ago, is something of a “secret gem” from the martial arts world in Alexandria.
“Contrary to wide perception from TV or the movies, it’s not just punch-kick-block,” said Partain, who served four tours in Vietnam, including 31 days as a prisoner of war, retired from the Marines as a major.
Yeah, well, since we’re featuring him here on TAH, you probably already know what the upshot is going to be;
Here’s the “limited” information that folks at the NPRC had to work with, just a name and a social security number;
It’s rare that we get one who has no military service at all, but here’s one. His name is all over the internet as some sort of master kung-fu dude, so, if I was going to have him teach me any of that stuff, I’d vet every single word he says if he thinks he can get away with being a Marine major with 24 years and he hasn’t ever seen the inside of a steel pot.