6th Grader wearing Marine Shirt Asked To Turn It Inside-Out
School administrators told a Mississippi sixth-grader whose grunt brother is deployed to Afghanistan to turn his shirt inside-out because they were offended by its depiction of an anatomically correct U.S. Marine Corps bulldog.
Jordan Griffith, 13, of Ellisville, Miss., received the shirt from his older brother, Lance Cpl. Timothy Swann Jr., a member of 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines out of Camp Lejeune, N.C. Swann gave it to his little brother while he was on leave before deploying.
“Jordan just idolizes Timothy,” said their mother, Sandy Griffith. “Timothy gave him the shirt and told him, ‘Always remember you’re a leader, not a follower.’”
The front of the shirt shows the dog’s head and body with the words “If you are not the lead dog.” The back shows the dog’s rear with the words “The view never changes.”