Marine father stands watch at Nashville elementary school - KCTV5
What this Marine is doing is pretty much awesome. This type of action seems to be very common among them. Might be part of the reason they are "The Few, The Proud."
I can understand the reasoning behind the fuss about his uniform. Rules are rules and there is logic behind this one. Perhaps some of the other parents at the school could help him out by taking take of his dress uniform for him?
Also note, all that he is accomplishing is giving parents and children a little bit of peace of mind. In all reality, the odds of that school being attacked is next to nothing. And if that happens, he will be of no use. We all know that. But if one student see him standing guard (even just in symbolism) and feels a little bit safer, his efforts are not done in vain.
This Marine is just plain awesome.