Directive from the Commandant
"Use of this word to refer to a member of the Navy is totally inappropriate," the Commandant said.
"According to Webster's Dictionary," the Commandant's message continues, "Squid is defined as 'a higher form of marine life.' Obviously, we must hide the truth when referring to Sailors."
They finally figured it out.
Observe Memorial Day. The squids, jarheads, grunts, airheads and puddle pilots deserve it.