U.S. Marine Corps Dictionary

K

K-44

Chinese Communist battle rifle.

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Kaibosh

To cancel or cause something to stop.

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K-bar

A fighting knife used most particularly by reconnaissance Marines. It has also been issued to other Marines, such as air crew, from time to time. Also called a Kaybar.

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KBay

MCAS (Helicopter) Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, Hawaii. Now MCBH.

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KC-130

US Air Force 4-engine cargo plane with a rear ramp. Can carry a combat-ready Marine rifle platoon.

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Kelley, Paul X.

Twenty eighth Commandant of the Marine Corps serving from July 1, 1983 until June 30, 1987. The Massachusetts native was born Nov. 11, 1928.

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KIA

Killed in Action.

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Kin Ville

The small town outside of Camp Hansen in the Northern part of Okinawa.

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King Neptune

The mythological God of the Sea. He always presides, with his court, at Line-Crossing Ceremonies.

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Kiwi Injection

A good, sharp, quick kick in the ass.

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Kiwi”

1. The preferred brand of shoe polish for Marines since World War II. 2. Also the national bird of New Zealand, and a nickname for a New Zealander. 3. A registered trade mark of the Sara Lee Corporation.

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KP

Kitchen Police. Duty assigned to junior enlisted Marines, sometimes as punishment.

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K-rations

World War II individual field rations. Universally detested for their lack of taste and rubbery consistency they were replaced by C-rations.

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Krulak, Charles C.

Thirty first Commandant of the Marine Corps serving from July 1, 1995 until June 30, 1999. The Virginia native and Naval Academy graduate was born Mar. 4, 194 2.

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Kuni

MCAS Iwakuni, Iwakuni Japan

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