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On April 5, 87-year-old veteran Marine, Ernest Snowden, visited Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island marking the 70th anniversary of his graduation from recruit training.Snowden left Parris Island for the first time April 4, 1942 and seven decades later, he returned to visit the depot one last time.Snowden enlisted in the Marine Corps on Feb. 7, 1942 out of Lexington, Ky., and served as arifleman in L Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division until his enlistment ended, Feb. 11, 1946.On Aug. 7, 1942, he arrived on Guadalcanal.“I served in every battle that 1st Marine Division fought in the Pacific except Okinawa,” Snowden said.Snowden served a total of two and a half years in the South Pacific and jokingly said that he “must have hit every swamp in the South Pacific during that time.”This was the seventh year in a row that Snowden has visited Parris Island and it will also be the last.“The ten hour drive is getting a little too long now,” he said. “I’m going to miss coming here, but it’s been a really nice time.”
(Source: MCRD Parris Island, SC)

Thank you for your service! 3 Days till I arrive there to start my journey. 

rosiesriveting:

On April 5, 87-year-old veteran Marine, Ernest Snowden, visited Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island marking the 70th anniversary of his graduation from recruit training.

Snowden left Parris Island for the first time April 4, 1942 and seven decades later, he returned to visit the depot one last time.

Snowden enlisted in the Marine Corps on Feb. 7, 1942 out of Lexington, Ky., and served as arifleman in L Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division until his enlistment ended, Feb. 11, 1946.

On Aug. 7, 1942, he arrived on Guadalcanal.

“I served in every battle that 1st Marine Division fought in the Pacific except Okinawa,” Snowden said.

Snowden served a total of two and a half years in the South Pacific and jokingly said that he “must have hit every swamp in the South Pacific during that time.”

This was the seventh year in a row that Snowden has visited Parris Island and it will also be the last.

“The ten hour drive is getting a little too long now,” he said. “I’m going to miss coming here, but it’s been a really nice time.”

(Source: MCRD Parris Island, SC)

Thank you for your service! 3 Days till I arrive there to start my journey. 

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fuckkyeahafghanistan:

“USMC, trained, pushed & tested…, In SWEAT…, In BLOOD…, ‘Till all that is left is, HONOR, COURAGE, & COMMITMENT, to a BROTHERHOOD, & a FREEDOM, that no man, can take away from us. Through PAIN, our STRENGTH, grows and BATTLE, our GLORY rises. BORN, BRED, for the days of WAR…, We are U.S. Marines.”

fuckkyeahafghanistan:

USMC, trained, pushed & tested…, In SWEAT…, In BLOOD…, ‘Till all that is left is, HONOR, COURAGE, & COMMITMENT, to a BROTHERHOOD, & a FREEDOM, that no man, can take away from us. Through PAIN, our STRENGTH, grows and BATTLE, our GLORY rises. BORN, BRED, for the days of WAR…, We are U.S. Marines.”

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Made for War.

26 Days. And I start my Journey.

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United States Marine Corps

‎”Casualties many; Percentage of dead not known; Combat efficiency; we are winning.” 
— Col. David M. Shoup, Tarawa, 21 NOV 1943