That’s Some Stolen Valor, Right There…

 

18-year-old Skylar Fontaine of New Orleans is in love with a Marine. (C’mon. Who isn’t?) Her boyfriend, Gage Moak, was a year ahead of her in high school, so her date for her Senior Prom was 1,900 miles away at his MOS school the night of the big dance. Not only would she have to go stag but she would be deprived of all the traditional prom night photos.

Enter Clay Moak, Jr., Gage’s little brother. And I mean little brother. The younger Moak, who is just 2, was called upon to “stand in” for his bro during pre-dance festivities. (He did not attend the dance since that would have meant staying up waaaaay past his bedtime.)

Skylar posted the photos to her Facebook page and it didn’t take long for them to go viral. Now she’s got two handsome men in Dress Blues. How does she choose?

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  1. Sandy Member
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    @Sandy

    For a split second there I feared that the ending would involve the Marines sending Gage home for prom night.  What a silly thought!  The real ending is fine—for a change. Beautiful girl, too.  Thanks, EJ.  

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  2. Percival Thatcher
    Percival
    @Percival

    Gunnery Sergeant already? Go Clay Go!

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  3. Mountie Coolidge
    Mountie
    @Mountie

    Gunny Gage. Kinda rolls off the tongue. I like it. 

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  4. Susan Quinn Contributor
    Susan Quinn
    @SusanQuinn

    It says so many good things! Bro to the rescue! And he’s really cute, too! Will she have to dance on her knees or hold him in her arms? Just love this story!

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  5. Misthiocracy, Joke Pending Member
    Misthiocracy, Joke Pending
    @Misthiocracy

    I really feel sorry for Royal Military College cadets:

    Those uniforms simply don’t have quite the same effect.

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  6. EJHill Podcaster
    EJHill
    @EJHill

    Misthiocracy, Joke Pending: Those uniforms simply don’t have quite the same effect.

    Callll for Phillip Morrrrrrrris!

    (If you don’t get that joke, I’m too old. Wait, that’s not what I meant…)

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  7. Judge Mental Member
    Judge Mental
    @JudgeMental

    EJHill (View Comment):

    Misthiocracy, Joke Pending: Those uniforms simply don’t have quite the same effect.

    Callll for Phillip Morrrrrrrris!

    (If you don’t get that joke, I’m too old. Wait, that’s not what I meant…)

    “Take Mr. Hill’s bags up to Room 1203.”

    Or, there should be an organ grinder just out of frame.

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  8. Misthiocracy, Joke Pending Member
    Misthiocracy, Joke Pending
    @Misthiocracy

    The French cadets have it a little better:

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  9. EJHill Podcaster
    EJHill
    @EJHill

    Misthiocracy, Joke Pending: The French cadets have it a little better:

    Uh, no.

    Looks like the hats came from the Queen Mother’s garage sale.

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  10. Misthiocracy, Joke Pending Member
    Misthiocracy, Joke Pending
    @Misthiocracy

    Aw man, even the Australians have better cadet uniforms…

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  11. Bethany Mandel Editor
    Bethany Mandel
    @bethanymandel

    gawd this is cute

    • #11
  12. Misthiocracy, Joke Pending Member
    Misthiocracy, Joke Pending
    @Misthiocracy

    Surely Britain still makes its cadets wear silly uniforms!

    Dang it!

    • #12
  13. Dr. Bastiat Member
    Dr. Bastiat
    @drbastiat

    The world is a beautiful place.

    • #13
  14. Nanda Panjandrum Member
    Nanda Panjandrum
    @nandapanjandrum

    OohRahLAHLAH, Devil Dog Gage and Devil-Pup Clay!  Semper Fi, both of you: Outstandingly awesome! 

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  15. Mountie Coolidge
    Mountie
    @Mountie

    My nephew just finished Knob  year at the Citidal. They have the best uniforms

     

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  16. EJHill Podcaster
    EJHill
    @EJHill

    Teal?

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  17. Nanda Panjandrum Member
    Nanda Panjandrum
    @nandapanjandrum

    Mountie (View Comment):

    My nephew just finished Knob year at the Citidal. They have the best uniforms

     

    Looking good, he is, @mountie!

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  18. Mountie Coolidge
    Mountie
    @Mountie

    EJHill (View Comment):

    Teal?

    Well….. yeah….. 

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  19. Manny Member
    Manny
    @Manny

    Great story, but where did they get the uniform for the two year old?

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  20. J Ro Member
    J Ro
    @JRo

    Mountie (View Comment):

    EJHill (View Comment):

    Teal?

    Well….. yeah…..

    THAT color, gentlemen, is officially known as Citadel Blue. Spelled CI! TA! D! E! L!

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  21. Nanda Panjandrum Member
    Nanda Panjandrum
    @nandapanjandrum

    Manny (View Comment):

    Great story, but where did they get the uniform for the two year old?

    Right here, @manny… :-)

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  22. Sisyphus Member
    Sisyphus
    @Sisyphus

    It takes real warriors to wear some of those get ups.

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  23. Boss Mongo Member
    Boss Mongo
    @BossMongo

    Outstanding.  Thanks, EJ.

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