Recruits of Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, participate in their basic water survival assessment Feb. 3, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. During this portion, recruits must leap off a 10-foot tower into the pool, resurface and swim 25 meters. This exercise simulates abandoning a sinking ship and swimming to safety. Charlie Company is scheduled to graduate April 4, 2014. (Photo by Cpl. Octavia Davis)
Recruits conduct physical training before sunrise on Parris Island, S.C., Nov. 30, 2013. (Photo by Cpl. Caitlin Brink)
Staff Sgt. Matthew Gay, senior drill instructor for Platoon 1020, Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, paces up and down the platoon’s barracks during “pickup” Jan. 11, 2014. Pickup is when each drill instructor is introduced for the first time. Drill instructors will spend the following 12 weeks training the recruits to become Marines. Gay is a 29-year-old native of Forsyth, Ga. Charlie Company is scheduled to graduate April 4, 2014. (Photo by Cpl. Octavia Davis)
Rct. Mason Trupp, Platoon 3022, Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, stands suspended over the edge of the rappel tower Jan. 21, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. Rappelling from the 47-foot tower helps prepare recruits for deploying from helicopters, navigating difficult terrain and gaining access to buildings during raids. This training also builds self-confidence and helps recruits overcome any fear of heights they may have. Trupp, 20, from Tampa, Fla., is scheduled to graduate March 14, 2014.
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While the Marines are “the few and the proud,” more than a million recruits have endured Parris Island’s rigorous training over the last century in order to earn the title of U.S. Marine. … and we want to salute them and share their legacy.
Here’s how it works: You e-mail a photo of a recruit/Marine taken on Parris Island to ParrisIslandFacebook+Legacy@gmail.com. We’ll select our favorites and share them in a Facebook photo album once a month.
- Photos must be taken on Parris Island or in the vicinity and feature a Marine who graduated from recruit training here.
- Photos must be personal property or submitted with the owner’s permission. Don’t send copyrighted images, scans from books, postcards, etc.
- At a minimum, include the featured Marine’s full name and approximate date of recruit training graduation. Please include as much other accurate information as possible, such as years of service, accomplishments, back story, etc.
- Submissions must include the full name of the person submitting and the relationship to the Marine in the photograph (i.e., son, father, wife, etc.).
- Ensure images are large enough and of high enough resolution for on-screen viewing. Do not submit e-mails with more than 5 megabytes of attached files.
- Send JPEG files only.
- Do not submit more than three photos per person.
- By submitting a photo, you agree to allow us to share it via the Parris Island’s official Facebook site, where it may be further shared by our fans without our knowledge.
David Harris graduated from Marine Corps recruit training in December 1970. Harris served two years on active duty and was honorably discharged as a corporal. He is pictured with his mother, Edith Harris.
(Photo submitted by David Harris) — at Parris Island, SC.
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Gunnery Sgt. Melanie Contreni, left, and Staff Sgt. James Williams, Drill Instructor School instructors, stand in front of photos of the school’s former graduates from decades past Jan. 31, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. Contreni, 33, from Stamford, N.Y., and Williams, 35, from Holly Hill, S.C., represent the epitome of a Marine, upholding the highest standards of the Corps. The Drill Instructor School on Parris Island trains all future drill instructors in an intensive 11-week course.
Rct. Mason Owca, Platoon 3012, India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, trudges through an incentive training session Jan. 21, 2014. Incentive training consists of physical exercises administered in a controlled and deliberate manner and is used to correct minor disciplinary infractions. Drill instructors use incentive training to instill discipline and motivation while correcting minor disciplinary infractions. Owca, 19, from Brunswick, Ohio, is scheduled to graduate Feb. 14, 2014. (Photo by Cpl. Caitlin Brink)
Recruits of India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, change positions on a Confidence Course obstacle Dec. 10, 2013, on Parris Island, S.C. The course is comprised of 15 obstacles designed to help Marine Corps recruits build confidence by overcoming physical challenges. India Company is scheduled to graduate Feb. 14, 2014. (Photo by Cpl. Caitlin Brink)
Staff Sgt. Joshua Mills, senior drill instructor for Platoon 3018, Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, leads an incentive training session Jan. 14, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. Drill instructors like Mills, 28, from McCalla, Ala., use these sessions to instill discipline and motivation in recruits while correcting minor disciplinary infractions. Kilo Company is scheduled to graduate March 14, 2014. (Photo by Cpl. Caitlin Brink)
Recruits of Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, test their strength and endurance by completing an obstacle course during training Jan. 9, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. Recruits endure many physical training sessions to build them up to meet the Marine Corps’ demanding standards. Fox Company is scheduled to graduate March 7, 2014. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Vaniah Temple)