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Old 04-26-2018, 11:04 AM
 
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Want a beard in the Army, worship Thor or Odin.
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Old 04-26-2018, 12:43 PM
 
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https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-...e-pagan-faith/

Want a beard in the Army, worship Thor or Odin.
Damn. I wish I had used that excuse when that Bird Colonel jacked me up for not shaving................
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Old 04-26-2018, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Central Massachusetts
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I wonder if we have a choice of how we choose to have that beard. Do we have to let it hang down low? Does it have to sway to and fro?

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Old 04-26-2018, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Hawaii/Alabama
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I wonder if we have a choice of how we choose to have that beard. Do we have to let it hang down low? Does it have to sway to and fro?

Can you tie it in a knot? Can you tie it in a bow?
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Old 04-26-2018, 03:35 PM
 
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Can you tie it in a knot? Can you tie it in a bow?
Can you throw it over your shoulder like a continental soldier?
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Old 04-26-2018, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Central Massachusetts
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And I had to come in from smoking a bit of pot and read your comments. LOL I just cant stop laughing.







a long day of driving to look at some great pieces of wood rough sawn. So I didn't really look until just now. Thanks for all of that and the reps.
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Old 04-26-2018, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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Facial hair is not new to the military, I was always disappointed that we decided to stay in the style of the 1950s for our "regulation" hair cuts.
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Old 04-26-2018, 07:37 PM
 
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Apparently it's not a requirement of that religion to have a beard, though it's 'encouraged.'

Or something.

Hey, if the military has no problems with it, I have no problems with it.
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Old 04-26-2018, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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I went to an army school at Ft Monmouth, NJ in the first half of 1974. There was this one soldier, and I use the term loosely, that wore a turban and had a scraggly red beard. And the army went for it. The one thing they disapproved was him carrying his sword. Apparently his religious leader said it was OK to carry a picture of it, so he did. I never saw anything like that in the Marine Corps. Thankfully.
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Old 04-26-2018, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Rathdrum, ID
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I went to an army school at Ft Monmouth, NJ in the first half of 1974. There was this one soldier, and I use the term loosely, that wore a turban and had a scraggly red beard. And the army went for it. The one thing they disapproved was him carrying his sword. Apparently his religious leader said it was OK to carry a picture of it, so he did. I never saw anything like that in the Marine Corps. Thankfully.
It would be interesting to know how long his hair was under his turban. Sounds like he was a Sikh and the Kirpan, (iron dagger or sword), is one of their five articles of faith which they are obliged to wear. Sikhs are pretty good military fighters and I would hate to meet a Sikh Marine in a dark alley.
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