He was lazy and overweight. He smelled terrible. He ate colorful, neurotoxic newts and survived repeated bites by poisonous snakes. But at the end of the day, he was every Marine’s best friend.
Most swimmers and divers avoid rip currents as inherently dangerous, but Marine Staff Sgt. Billy Dixson likes to pole-spear octopus there.
The line continued out the door at the MHG mess hall on Monday, with Marines eagerly awaiting a handshake and autograph from the man many indicated they viewed as a punk music legend.