Author Topic: Parris Island Recruit Depot To Close ?  (Read 590 times)

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Re: Parris Island Recruit Depot To Close ?
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2020, 17:50:35 »
It seems to be more about economics than tradition. Still, Parris Island is a great heritage - for the marines and for the town. But the closest of me knowing the Marine depot is from the movies. (And a couple of stories from the marines I associated with in the former yugoslavia - lots of  :cheers: on time off)

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Re: Parris Island Recruit Depot To Close ?
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2020, 17:54:50 »
A smaller USMC wouldnt need Parris Island.

Jack Webb must be spinning in his grave.
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Re: Parris Island Recruit Depot To Close ?
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2020, 18:17:32 »
Jack Webb must be spinning in his grave.

TSgt Moore:
 Private Owens! Was the sand flea you killed male or female?

Pvt. Owens:
 Male, sir!

TSgt Moore:
 Then this ain't it. Keep looking.

Pvt. Owens:
I have a headache, sir.

TSgt Moore:
 You don't have a headache. Only your Drill Instructor is allowed to have headaches. I have 72 of them.


« Last Edit: September 27, 2020, 18:20:42 by mariomike »
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