Pfc. Corey J. Bishop, a machine gunner with Weapons Platoon, India Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, and an Alexander City, Ala. native, lays down suppressive fire during a company assault exercise at Range 400 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif. Feb. 28.
In case you were curious as to why I titled this photo “Die Mother F*cker! Die!” Here is the answer. It was a little ditty the instructors taught us machine gunners to say in our heads as we fired, so we would get a consistent 8 to 9 round burst. It’s a machine gunner thing.
photo courtesy of: USMC