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The raising of the flag on Suribachi means a Marine Corps for the next 500 years." James Forrestal, Secretary of the Navy.

Boot Camp

I remember getting off the plane, being met by a Drill Instructor, entering a bus that was at full capacity, and upon entering I said something and no response. You could hear a pin drop. Next stop, MCRD. The Drill Instructors told us to put our "collective butts" on the the yellow footprints. Next was a stern lecture as to what was to follow...All Marines know the rest...Semper Fi!!


My Drill Instructors
Platoon 3069-1969
MCRD San Diego

Platoon 3069 - Year 1969
Platoon Commander GSgt Hensley with the Guide On
Platoon 3069
Shots
Drill with Sgt Moser
More Drilling with Sgt Moser
SSgt Knight

Marine Corps Movie Clip with quotes.....Semper Fidelis


USMC Enlisted Ranks
Private No Stripes
PFC Privat First Class
LCPL Lance Corporal
CPL Corporal
SGT Sergeant
SSGT Staff Sergeant
Gunny Gunery Sergeant
MSGT Master Sergeant 1STSGT First Sergeant
MGSGT Master Gunnery Sergeant SGTMAL Sergeant Major Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps

The Rifleman's Creed

There are many like it but this one is mine. My rifle is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I master my life. My rifle, without me is useless. Without my rifle, I am useless. I must fire my rifle true. I must shoot straighter than any enemy who is trying to kill me. I must shoot him before he shoots me. I will.... My rifle and myself know that what counts in this war is not the rounds we fire, the noise of our burst, nor the smoke we make. We know that it is the hits that count. We will hit... My rifle is human, even as I, because it is my life. Thus, I will learn it as a brother. I will learn its weakness, its strength, its parts, its accessories, its sights and its barrel. I will keep my rifle clean and ready, even as I am clean and ready. We will become part of each other. We will... Before God I swear this creed. My rifle and myself are the defenders of my country. We are the masters of our enemy. We are the saviors of my life. So be it, until victory is America's and there is no enemy, but Peace........................

M-16


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