The Great Barracks Brawl of Hadnot Point (2008)
Date: Spring 2008
Location: Hadnot Point Barracks
Result: Draw due to Provost Marshalls showing up and stopping the fight
Belligerents: 1st Battalion 9th Marines and 3rd Battalion 8th Marines
Max Maxon (DNCO)
No one from 3/8 has come forward at this time
One an evening of Spring 2008 just weeks before 1/9 would make their first deployment to Iraq, Lance Corporals Jamie Guilliams and Johnny Schrab were enjoying adult beverages in the barracks after a long day of training with the 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment. Across from the Alpha Company barracks is the barracks of the recently returning unit from Iraq, were 3rd Battalion 8th Marines. While no one can account for how it started, the Marines of 3/8 were yelling across the barracks towards LCPLs Johnny Schrab and Jamie Guilliams. By that time, both Marines were already under the influence of alcohol. Not to be shown up, both Schrab and Guilliams yelled “3/8 SUCKS BALLS. Y’ALL CAN SUCK MY DICK” and “3/8 is a bunch of pussy, both of us can take all of you on!!” back to the Marines of 3/8, resulting in a liquor bottle being thrown towards 1/9 A. Company’s barracks.
Several Marines from 1/9 can be heard yelling “Lets fuck these motherfuckers up!!!! Lets go 1/9”. The horn of war was sounded by both Battalions. 1/9 Bravo Company Marines witnessed the event and prepared for war, as did 1/9 Charlie Company. The Marines of 3/8 also mounted for war and descended down to the first deck to meet their opponents. Arms were swung, kicks were delivered. It was complete chaos. Marines from each side descended from the upper decks, joining their brothers as the fight intensified. The all out MCMAP fest continues as more punches, kicks, choke holds, chairs were swung, and The People’s Elbow was being done to each other. There were a lot of screaming and incoherent screeching were coming out from both sides. There was also some friendly fire since there were so many Marines participating in this brawl fest. Word has it than some Marine captured this event on film, but no one has come forward after an inquiry was made. Anyway, the fight continues.
Johnny, who was one of the first ones down there to fight had his lightsaber with him and he was swinging aimlessly on the crowd (Side note: When Johnny gets drunk at night, he likes to take out his lightsaber and perform lightsaber fights by himself in the middle of the barracks). Some of the 3/8 Marines even dared to go up to the second deck of 1/9 A. Company’s barracks to sabotage our winning efforts, however a Marine from A CO (who shall remain nameless) had a .45mm pistol tucked in his pants and drew it and told the 3/8 Marine to “get the fuck out of my deck you fucking jackass” (In a Mississippi accent). The fight on the lower deck ensues as the sun sets. The OOD and DNCO of each battalion were out, trying to quell the violence, but their efforts were fruitless as the Marines of each battalion were focused on closing in and destroying their enemy. At one point, the Duty Officer of 1/9 drewll his weapon and points it at random Marines in an attempt to stop the fight. Eventually, several Provost Marshall vehicles arrive and draws their weapon towards the 1/9 Duty Officer to drop his weapon and stops the fight. Marines from both battalions disperses and returns to their respective barracks room as quickly as they descended when the fight first started to avoid being arrested. Just like that, the first deck was cleared of Marines and it was business as usual. That, my friends, was the great barracks brawl of Hadnot Point 2008.