US Marine Corps Recruit Depot - Yearbook (Parris Island, SC)

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Swimming ..,,, Mess Duty tfuffr u.,g.fe Elliot's Beach .......,,.., 60-Day Examination ,,.. s Final Field .,..VV Bayonet ,,,. ,. Judo tu.ttt,..,..,eft. . Uniform Issue ..,.. ,...ff. Parades -. ,,.,,.,,,, Reviews .,...V,...t,.. - ..V.f,,., ...f..f.. - Platoon Awards .,,,.t, .t...f,.vV.. . American Spirit Honor M edal Blues Award I .....,r..,.,, ..,.. t t Recruit of the Day ..,,,. ..,.... Religious Life ...,. . .,,,,, Athletic Field Meet ,.,,., Hostess House .,..,,,. ....,.. Headquarters W ,,... ,, Post Office ..,, , e,,,.., ,, ..,i,. Post Exchange .,,,, .,,, . War Memorial Building . Final Inspection , I ,, P. X. Purchases Platoon Picture , , Platoon Graduation ,, Shipping Out , s s Iron Mike All Rights Reserved ALBERT LOVE ENTERPRISES Atlanta, Georgia sg -' n .1 ,nf ,HI .ff f-.iz - ' af rg N 6. 1, 15, ,gk . 1. sie? Q K ' in A M ' . ww +A fi , .4 NNN S., I 'Z w - ,.fWg-gg. g, 5351- gi W ' 1. ' QQ . - . . - 1 . 31 1 , ,, Tilqff' Q A W- W1-A'vv0'1vnow'nwww--'-"N MJ "N hw In . ..,...M,..fw 'M 5. "" ...M ' A, , S i! ik at W. Q. .3 M, K V 1-12 ' 1'iz?fg1E 1 M, W' 'f N: V if ' If 4'fw ,,, - , -. W ,. ,, , W, , ... M , f . ',"g,',f ,L ' 7' ,H.'?" " "S, I W g-22 lf'4'f" 0 3, 5 f 1 I u ,aw-x Awe, BRIGADIER GENERAL GEORGE R. E. SHELL USMC C ornrnanding General, Recruit Training C onznzanaf RIGADIER GENERAL GEORGE RICHARD EDWIN SHELL, whose outstanding service as a Marine artillery commander earned him a Legion of Merit Medal in World War II, assumed duty as Com- manding General, Recruit Training Command, Parris Island, South Carolina, on 25 May 1957. The General commanded the 2nd Battalion, 10th Marines, 2nd Ma- rine Division, during the Guadalcanal, Tarawa and Saipan campaigns of World War II. ' Following World War II, General Shell served on the Joint Staff of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, as a member of the Joint. Strategic Plans Group, the National Security Council Staff, and Staff Assistant to the Joint Chiefs of Staff Representative to the National Security Council. He also served as Staff Planning Officer in the Policy Branch, Plans, Policy and Operations Division, Supreme Headquarters, Allied Powers, Europe. Prior to assuming command at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, he served as Commanding General, lst Marine Brigade, Fleet Marine Force Pacific, in Hawaii. In addition to the Legion of Merit and the Purple Heart Medal, General Shell's medals and decorations include the Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon, American Defense Service Medal with Fleet Clasp, Asiatic-Pacific Area Campaign Medal with three bronze stars, American Area Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal and National Defense Service Medal. General Shell was born October 20, 1908, at Phoebus, Virginia, and graduated from high school at Hampton, Va., in 1927. He then at- tended the Virginia Military Institute at Lexington, graduating in 1931 with a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering. He was appointed a Marine second lieutenant on june 11, 1951. The following month he entered the Marine ofliceris basic school at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. ' General Shell is married to the former Alice Cushing, and they have three children: Elizabeth, Beverly and George. 7' L I, MAJOR GENERAL ROBERT AB. LUCKEY USMC . 1- Commanding General, Marine C orpr Recruit Depot MAJOR GENERAL ROBERT BURNESTONE LUCKEY, who saw action with Marine Artillery units at Guadalcanal, Cape Gloucester, and Okinawa in World War II, and is also a veteran of pre-war sea duty and expeditionary service in Nicaragua and China, assumed duty as Commanding General, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina, on 3 July 1957. During World War II, among other jobs the General served as Regimental executive ofhcerg of the 11th Marines at Guadalcanal and Cape Gloucester and as commander of the 15th Marines Cartilleryj at Okinawa, Guam and Tsingtao, China during the surrender and repatriation of Japanese forces. Since World War II, the General has served as Division Artillery Officer with the 2nd Marine Division at Camp Lejeune and commander of the 4th and 10th Marines. He commanded the Marine Barracks, Washington, D. C., for two years, then returned to Camp Leieune in july 1951 to serve as Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3, 2nd Marine Division and later as Chief of Staff. In June 1953 he became Chief of Staff of the Marine Corps School at Quantico, Va. In September 1954, General Luckey returned to Camp Leieune where he served as Commanding General, Force Troops, Fleet Marine Force Atlantic until june 1955. He then reported at Headquarters Marine Corps, Washington, D. C., as Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3 CPlansJ, and served in that capacity until june 1956, when he became Deputy Chief of Staff fResearch and Devel- opmentl. The General was promoted to his present rank November 1, 1956. In addition to the Legion of Merit and the Bronze Star Medal with Gold Star in lieu of a second, General Luckey holds the Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon with two bronze stars, the Navy Unit Citation Ribbong the Second Nicaraguan Campaign Medal, the China Service Medal, the American Defense Service Medal with Base claspg the American Area Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Area Campaign Medal with four bronze stars, the Worltl War ll Victory Medal, the National Defense Service Medalg the Nicaraguan Medal of Merit and the Chinese Order of the Cloud and Banner. General Luckey was born july 9, 1905, in Hyattsville, Md., graduated from the University of Maryland in 1927, and was commissioned a Marine second lieutenant August 6 of that year. He completed the Basic School for Marine Corps officers at the Philadelphia Navy Yard in February, 1928. The General is married to the former Miss Cary Walker of Vineyard Haven, Mass. They have a daughter, Laura, and two sons, Thomas and William. f 1. ' I P ARRIS ISLAND, home of basic training for today's Marines east of the Mississippi, has had a long and colorful history. Although the first Marine Corps activity on the island was in June, 1891, the story of its occupancy by the white man reaches back into anti- quity for over three centuries. Located off the South Carolina coast, Parris Island is midway between Charleston, S. C. and Savannah, Ga., opposite Port Royal, S. C. This flat, sandy piece of land covers an area of approximately 8400 acres and it's covered with the verdure of the semi-tropics. Coming of the White Man The first attempt of the white people to settle within the present bounds of South Caro- lina took place on Parris Island. Probably the first white man to discover the island was Velaquez de Ayllon, a Spaniard in search of slaves and gold. De Ayllon landed in 1526, named the island St. Helena, and claimed it for Spain. Fifty years later the French Hu- guenots, intent on planting a colony, landed at Parris Island. Jean Ribaut and his Huguenot friends left France for America on February 18, 1562, and after a hazardous two months at sea, reached Parris Island, Ribaut built Charles Fort fArx Carolinaj, named for Charles IX, King of France, on the southeastern itip of the island. Here he left the 26 men he hoped would form the nucleus of a colony and returned to France. First Map Drawn Historians are indebted to one member of this expendition in particular. He was a car- tographer named Lenoyne, a man of considerable ability, who drew a map of the region. The map firmly establishes that Charles Fort was located on Parris Island.4In the office of the present day Commanding General are photographic copies of this ancient map and its legend in translation. Charles Fort, long abandoned, was rediscovered in 1663 by William Hilton of Barbados while exploring the newly chartered province of Carolina. A title to the island was established in 1700. In the year 1698, the Lords Proprietors of South Carolina made a grant to Major Robert Daniell in the extent of 48,000 acres. Par- ris Island was among the lands selected by Major Daniell, and the grant certificate, dated june 14, 1700 is still preserved. Property Changes Hands Before the end of the year in 1700, Port Royal Island, as it was then known, became the property of Edward Archer. In 1715, the public treasurer of South Carolina, Alexander Parris, secured title to the island. The present day name of "Parris Island" dates back to this ownership. Down through the years Charles Fort became obscured by a dense growth of trees and underbrush, and the island itself became the site of seven plantations. At one time a row of slave huts stood near the site of the ancient Fort. In 1861, during the War Between the States, a fleet of Federal vessels anchored off Port Royal, bombarded and captured Fort Beauregard and Fort Walker on Bay Point and Hil- ton Head. Marines and seamen held the Forts and surrounding territory until relieved by the forces of General Sherman. Shipping Center In olden days the harbor of Port Royal was used extensively as a shipping point for foreign and coastwise shipping. It was such a fine natural harbor that the entire United States Fleet rode at anchor there in 1874. The Marines landed on June 26, 1891. On that day First Sergeant Richard Donovan, USMC, and a small detachment of Marines were posted on Parris Island for duty with the Naval Station. This Marine Corps post rendered outstanding service in preserving life and property during the hurricane and tidal wave disaster of 1893. The unit was again com- mended for heroic action during the severe storms of 1898. . Training School Set Up The first Marine Corps school started on the island was the Officers school that was established in 1909. Two years later a small recruit depot was set up, only to be trans- ferred later to Norfolk, Virginia, and to Charleston, South Carolina. The buildings that were built for the Marine Corps on Parris Island then reverted to the Navy for use as Naval Disciplinary Barracks. K The navy turned back the Parris Island facilities to the Marine Corps on November 1, 1915, and the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, then stationed at Norfolk, Virginia, moved back to the island, Parris Island has remained in the hands of the United States Marine Corps from that day to the present time. The Government took over the entire island in 1917, and utilized the facilities to train our Marines for World War I. Rediscovering the Old Fort , In 1923, the site of old Charles Fort underwent a careful excavation and most of the stout cedar stockade was found to be still in existence. Such pieces as 5-inch cannon balls and rusted, handwrought iron spikes were found' to add to the island's ancient Indian relics. With much of the ancient fort exposed, photographs were taken, and the area carefully covered over again with sand. Concrete pillars were set to give the corner markers of the fort and the area converted into an attractive park. Prior to 1929, all transportation to and from the island was by way of small boats which operated between the post docks and Port Royal. In that year the Horse Island Bridge and causeways were completed to end the era of Water transportation. The latter additions of the Battery Creek Bridge and the out-going side of the Horse Island Bridge have made for easy access to the island. Construction Changes During 1929 through 1931 economy was the watchword and expansion was curtailed. In 1937, however, existing Main Station barracks were torn down for the construction of the present day brick barracks. Recruit training on a battalion basis was not introduced until August 1940. With the or- ganization of the First Battalion on August 6th came in quick succession the formation of the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Battalions. The intake skyrocketed after Pearl Harbor with 5,272 recruits arriving during that fateful December alone. A record 9,206 arrivals was set in January assthe 9th and 10th Battalions were added to the 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th Battalions. As the War influx continued, five of the existing battalions were sent to New River, North Carolina to train: then the 11th, 12th and 13th Battalions Were activated. Slowdown Commences The eventual cutback started in 1944 when the 12th and 13th Battalions were disbanded. In September, with the intake reduced to 1,556, the 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th Recruit Battalions were deactivated. Towards the end of 1945, Battalions 5 and 6 were finally dis- banded. Between 1941 and 1945 a total of 204,509 recruits were trained at Parris Island. At the time of the Japanese surrender, the island housed 20,000 recruits, the largest number in the history of the Recruit Depot. War's Aftermath After World War II the depot was staggered by one of history's most rapid demobiliza- tions. At one time prior to the outbreak in Korea, only two recruit battalions were in op- eration. In December, 1946, the organization of the Post was revised and the oflicial designation became Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island. Activities on the island began to take a sharp increase in the summer of 1950 when a large number of reserves reported for active duty along with the recruits. Battalions were re-established gradually to handle the increase and in February, 1951, the 7th Battalion was reactivated for the first time since August, 1944. The 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, which formerly trained women marines, was deac- tivated as such on 1 May 1945. On 21 September 1955, the first Women Marine Training Battalion was organized. This is the only female training battalion in existence in the Marine Corps today. Recruit Training Command On 4 May 1956 the Recruit Training Command was organized under the direction of Brig. General Wallace M. Greene, Jr. This command is under the administrative control of the Commanding General of the Depot. 5 ROM their original departing stations, railway passenger train service ends for the re- cruits in nearby Yemassee, S. C. Here Marines from the Receiv- ing Barracks meet each train and take charge of all arriving re- cruits. A short Walk from the train depot brings the recruit to the Receiving Station Where he be- gins his checking in. According to the time of arrival in Yemas- see, the recruit may spend the night in the receiving Barracks or go directly to Parris Island by bus. Q... -1, fr 4,0 .,.i . tx, '. -f.,n 1 X . A 5 ' "vs .. Q 1 1 '- . C., kv., X, .kbpfzz -:Qi do .' ' . Vg . 'Y2.15'.L ' 5. u, vrxff.-'f-x, , . A H 5 V, ,535 ,Q K . , 3, V Ks, ,av U. Q 2:5 ' vs W . "J, ",x,. . wg, x 3 -A Q, Pg X 3 - Lv + -K. ,4., M . - 1 ft -"ax-f'f.f.'g ,j ,, i , if t,.e1,w, 3 ' . "' 5 RF S '11 YH? X' -5. "1 Q. ' 3 ,W V." an ,ff Xb. N f : dj at -K - ' A x N' -. , . Nj, N -',- - sv, 'Qs fa . X5 ' fi. Mig' -Q wx, - -r ' .' 'F 1- . ' ' if' Q' 1 " f.r"'vf- 'V Q n-V sg' ef 'J ,Ai aff- 5 J" M X .nf ,ff 4 ,- 1- 4. an . X .CZ 4 , 5 ',-fimlaaxfxxvf L. f ' . ,114 ,W Q xg. , , , K b- fad-iw: 225: -' ' iii? , 'S ' -f-2,ft1'5rw, ff " K www ,3 A if ve.fxz,fQZ',',yf - A 2 ,X-Jgfgrd . N 'ii' "rw :Q Ska 1 sits. av h iii, .f kg, 'HL xiii' X LW ns.. N r z--Q" 'hr - -v. is ni , M 4-. 'iii ? Q 'f -'ffm if W -"' K W' L,5R!Qgtg:1, 4 1,5 471. is if Z' Q f 1 :fi 2' ,fp PROCESSING IN ' gf" vi E 3 x INSIDE Hygienics during initial issue of clothing, things begin to move rapidly. Each recruit is fitted with utility shirts, trousers, caps, "skivvies," socks and field boots. Particu- lar care is used in fitting the field boots on each recruit, and great emphasis is placed on care of the feet. Because the recruit will spend many hours on the drill field, proper-fitting boots are a must. p Neatness being a Marine tradition, all fittings are made under the watchful eyes of a witness- ing officer, who insures that all clothing proper- ly fits the individual. At the completion of this first uniform issue, the civilian clothing Worn to the Recruit Depot by the new recruits is carefully wrapped and mailed home. Recruits then go to "PX Issue," where they receive laundry bags, shaving supplies, hand- kerchiefs, shoe polish, nail clippers, cigarettes, tooth brushes, and all other "health and com- fort" supplies they will need during their first Weeks at "boot camp." el 1' i gg i NEXT on the agenda for the recruits come the Dental and Medical Ex- aminations. These examinations, some of the best physical check-ups given in the world, help to insure the safety of the recruit during his twelve weeks of rigid training. Teams of Doctors and skilled tech- nicians go over each man. Recruits are X-Rayed and inoculated, and a careful case history obtained for his health record. The same meticulous care is given each recruit when he reaches Dental Examinationg treatment for proper care of the teeth begins immediately and continues until each defect is corrected. V3 X99 W W- .W m Nm ,gif F A, V5 as A wifi EQYH X 1 K www ,Q if-meiifa . f ff --Mfvg.: Qrvlwfafxiff-.1 ' DENTAL EXAMINATION ?3r ff! "MQ-...,,,,Q xi :ju 5 F 4 hx. f ' x pmol MLC., Q'-rlrfi U MEMS S T N G T H HE M-1 Rifle, the Marine's Best Friend, is an item of separate is- sue. Each Weapon is carefully inspected and its condition noted at the time of issue. His ri- fle will accompany him Wherever he goes in the Marine Corps, and it Will be frequently re- inspected. If any defects are caused by the Ma- rine's own neglect or misuse of his rifle, he will be held responsible. Daily rifle inspections at boot camp teach the re- cruit his responsibility for the care of his rifle. 16 EWILDERMENT creases the face of the recruit the first time he gazes on an alien assortment of straps, buckles and poles laid out for issue to him. Termed "78'2 Gear" in Marine vernacular, this equipment is given to the recruit at the beginning of his in- struction at Parris Island. Training on its proper care and use begins in earnest at the time of issue. The recruit's first instruction covers the purpose and use of his "782 Gearv consisting of can- teen, cup, cover, meat can, knapsack, haversack, shelter half, tent poles, pegs and other sundry items. He is taught to assemble the diferent field packs, be- ginning with the light marching pack and ending with the giant, 72-pound field transport pack, in which is carried individual bedding, shelter, rations and extra clothing for extended operations in the field. 5,53 ii' FQ X ,- Q Z NW-N' l ,Q 1 gg fmigiy Qbe 0 min s ghosg Kw AF vit say HAD1rO K--f -:Wir MAIN STATION E 'il ' 2 Af Jr. iff-' ., I xx My -A - 1 , , L M 1 . ':' ' E D 'A A Q ,.4,,.,,:! , A., S Qi ' W-.L 5 Ei 4 : W an f . if ' ' l rf' 'X A S 1' X , 3 3' "' I m 7 - fn. ,, M Q . ' L K' v 'iv V ,Mr . I .:'A 33 X x Q E , . N X ' 1 3' 5 X R hfx I i 5 II' lv pf' O use it, you,ve gotta know how to hold it, so the recruit learns the Manual of Arms. This instruction teaches all of the move- ments and positions using the rifle. Learning the Manual of Arms is a challenge to each recruit and is a very important cycle of his educa- tion in becoming a Marine. The recruit's best friend is his rifle, and the Manual of Arms is the way he gets to know and be- come familiar with this "friend." As this knowledge comes to the re- cruit, constant practice with the rifle increases the efficiency of his individual reflexes and coordina- tion. Eventually, when commands are given to a platoon the rifles will snap into movement blended as one. Perfection in this field of training is traditional. MANUAL GF ARMS f""" MILITARY STEPS WAN, hup, threep, fo, yo lef'-This is the heavy chanting cadence of the Drill Instruc- tors, heard by the recruit from dawn until sunset. With the cadence ringing in his ears, drill com- mands begin to overcome confusion. Hands, body, feet, and mind begin to work as one. Each hour of instruction helps to mold a perfect pattern of movement for the recruits, until they function as a team. Close order drill is taught to the recruits during their twelve-week stay at Parris Island. The mili- tary bearing and personal carriage of boot camp graduates is convincing evidence of the degree of perfection obtained in but a few short weeks. "Column Left, To The Rear, Squads Rightabout, Forward"-these and hundreds of other commands are learned by the recruit and put into practice daily. Many hours are spent in the instruction of drill because it plays an important role in the life of a Marine. Learning the commands, and then executing ithem, sharpens the thinking ability and alertness of a recruit, which helps him in other phases of his training. - . 43 274 ' -' .Q ?'i??3'Z -. wb x NA X HYSICAL TR 702' T HIS is my rifle. 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 my enemy who is try- ing to kill me. I must shoot him be- fore he shoots me. I will . . . My rifle and myself know that what counts in this war is not the rounds we iire, 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, be- cause it is my life. Thus, I will learn it as a brother. I will learn its weak- nesses, its strength, its parts, its ac- cessories, 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! P ARINES have long been known for their excellent marksmanship. Therefore in- struction in the use of the rifle is exacting and thorough. Re- cruits are taught the general characteristics, disassembly, as- sembly, functioning, care and cleaning. Instruction is given using both cut-away models and the recruit's own rifle, as lec- tures and individual participa- tion. Care and cleaning of the weapon is stressed heavily, since experience has shown that the majority of rifles that become unserviceable do so due to lack of care and not from firing. Each man is responsible for the care and cleaning of his own rifle. Functions of the rifle are also stressed in order that it may be kept in proper working order. A man must automatically know what to do when his weapon fails to fire, since a fail- ure to function in combat could be fatal. Nm 0 oc f ai' o HOW! The wonderful word that every recruit knows and loves to hear. Chow means good, hot food and plenty of it. The food is prepared by specialists who are trained to get the maximum of good food from their "budget," The raw materials are best obtainable anywhere, no "second-grade" food is used, and it is prepared in a way to make it appetiz- ing as Well as nutritious. No recruit leaves the table hun- gry: if he wants a second helping he can get it. The menu is planned so as to change daily and prevent any monotony in the recruit's diet. With the terrific amount of energy used up in the daily exercise that the recruits get, food, tops in energy and vitamin content, must be served. Bal- anced food diets, efficiency in prepar- ing and serving, insure that the re- cruits get the. best "chow" found anywhere. ' 24 4 1 ROUND the barracks, when recruits are not spe- cifically on duty, they can be found washing clothes, ironing, cleaning rifles and gear, shining shoes, and writing letters home. Time for these and many other activities that are designed for the living comfort' of the recruit is pro- vided for in the daily training schedule each evening from 6 PM until taps. . From 5:30 A.M. until taps at 9:30 PM the recruit stays busy. During the daylight hours he is occupied with the job of "Becoming A Marine." Come dark, he can catch up on other things like doing his wash or writing home. For some, this time may mean extra instruction on something they did not fully understand cluring the dayg but whether he takes 21 shower, reads the hometown newspaper or gets extra instruction, free time will be spent doing what will best benefit the recruit. After a busy day, all of them are ready to "Hit the sack," and recruits are glad to hear taps mark the end of another big day and the beginning of a full eight-hours of sleep. PRESS WASH Qu. MAIL CALL CC AIL CALL!!" Recruits eagerly await this call that brings news from home, friends, and that "special someone." After evening chow, mail is picked up from the Battalion Mail Room by the Drill Instructor and given out to the re- cruits in their barracks. Next to Chow, mail call is the most sought- after activity in the day of a recruit. A letter from home giving the "Low Down" on the family and friends can do much to inspire better performance the next day. Picture the gloom settling over one bunk that did not get some long-waited-for mail. Letters from home do much to ease the ten- sion built up by the Training program and the physical activities that the recruits undergo. By the same token, mail call gives the recruit time to Write letters home telling of his new experiences and boasting just a little bit of his new 'prowess found while "Becoming a Marine." Most of the time the recruits find it best to answer a letter just after getting one, taking this opportunity to exchange news and views. Recruits are urged to write often to their parents and friends, but no encouragement is needed when mail call is sounded to get the recruits to answer promptly. FTER lights out comes the lonely but im- portant vigil of the "fire watch." In his hands rests the safety of his sleeping buddies. Z r 5 5 K if . , Z.. Eg-, i 1 1 1 I EPORTING HEN reporting to any of his Drill Instructors, or any other superiors in the Chain of Command, a recruit is taught the proper way to report. De- signed to teach correct Military Courtesy and the rendering of respect Where it is due, he learns this basic formality, making it easy for him to report to any superior officers in the future. While in training, if a recruit is summoned to appear before his Drill Instructor within the instructor's room, before he en- ters he knocks loudly three times on the Wall, when he is given permission to enter, he steps inside and comes to stiff attention, saying, "Sir. Pvt. Jones reporting to the Drill In- structor as ordered." He learns by example the military courtesies Marines must know and the correct manner of rendering respect to his superior oilicers becomes "second nature" to him. 29 U 4 F QA 5,551-,fa.:A 3 aw ig .M ,, , f , EH :H-f.. .. ,r-"'.'- G ,. Q-.-'51yas-,V-mn,-,3.,,.,-.17 x.--,Q . 3-Q, sg -uv .:-:?:.-.J W:-1:,x: .,',':, 3 15 f.-fa a-J,.f52.-f',?Eaf,a4f1'- :,11f,' 1 5 aff: Q W- ""' 1 W . I . gf f 'f'W'L', 4 A . QM ' , 1. FIELD DAY Q...- F . 15232 - PM Mi. 1- I I ECRUITS learn that there is a definite place for every item of equipment, and that everything must be in its place for inspection. Frequent classes of instruction in "Gear Layout" soon teach that there is only one way to do it-the Marine Corps Way!! Then when the inspect- ing oflicer comes along, he will be able to tell at a glance if any article is missing and how well the Marine is maintaining his equipment so that it is always in the proper condition to be im- mediately ready for use. Gear Layout is important not only because it teaches the re- cruit the proper way to assem- ble the pack or lay it out for inspection, but also because he learns an orderly arrangement for stowing and carrying his gear while he is on maneuvers, in combat, or at any other time when he must move rapidly and be self-sufficient for a period of time in the "field." The equipment displayed in- cludes the shelter half, poncho, packs, mess gear, poles and ropes, toilet articles, under- clothes, outerclothes, bedding, shoes, rifle, bayonet, and other items useful to Marines in com- bat and in the field. 32 RIFLE RANGE , sim' . v-E-f2"'5 Qs ffm A 5-, 1 , ' -W. 1 ,N 1:9- . 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Vari- ous training aids or devices are used during the snapping-in pe- riod to teach -the shooter the proper method of aiming and aligning his sights so his bullet will hit the bull's-eye. Shooters operate the bolts of each others rifles While "dry-iir- ing," to simulate rapid-fire shooting, to become familiar with their most stable position, and to help overcome "Hinch- ing" or "bucking" the shots. Proper sling adjustment, trig- ger squeeze, use of the score book, safety rules, proper firing positions, and instructions on "pulling targets" for other shooters are also part of the in- struction during the "snapping- in" period. SNAPPING-IN Marine ter- rr ,. , .1 1. my 5 2 ! - v Jxv, J. I 1. . 3 'Y 'ii an 5 3' A 43 A h Y : .f A f pf ! 1 ' ei f l S X..,f DURING the three Weeks re- cruits spend at the rifle range they become very familiar with the targets used and procedure for marking and scoring the hits of shooters. They learn that the "A" target is used for 200 and 300 yard slow fire, the "B" target for 500 yard slow fire, and the "D" target for both 200 and 300 yard rapid fire. Discs denoting 2, 3, 4, or 5 points, the red flag for "maggies"j for a miss, and the 3 and 5 inch black and White spotters are "tools of the trade" for a target detail when it's time to "go to the Butts." "sr 1 ' 1- ,V-. i, f"f'w72 ' M02 0 ,Liwi55f5?g.: , ,,,, 'ffrwiii 0 P www K , w ECORD Day! That long awaited day at the rifle range that determines how well the recruit has learned to use his rifle is also the day that will settle the friendly bets made on uvvho the best shooter B.H Record day also causes worry, thought,and even honemzpray- er. What type of weather will it be? Sunny, cloudy, dark, over- cast, calm, or Worst of all- windy, which? Climatic condi- tions have much to do with the score shooters vvHl achieve on record day. A recruit must live With his score, Whatever it is, good or bad, because record day can only come once a year-and he will be proud or regretful of his score until he requalifies the next yean As the recruits Watch their buddies firing, they will make mental notes on each thing they have been taught and try to improve themselves right up to the thne they squeeze that last shot. Record day leaves a big mark on the recruit, and its excitement will long be remem- bered. After all, that's Why he's a Marine: Because that rifle can't fire itself! Uf'rffTonte, . o 1 i i e , , , , . I7 ' I f f' 1 ' . V -- ' .' ,H 1 " " ,1"' -"'rf a . as ,, on , ' F " - I I I B If Q: 1 H can er Ggiiigwii 1 ' l il VP? s"- i.-. 7 4- V I - ---k- 4 1: N' ff' . if W, . .K I ' .., ,' ,, f, " - .K K 'MX' "'V"7? .'fl?'7av W 'W 1525 , ' ruff W' 7 V 7 :f"ff 'fi5 V V 5 S5l' 7'wf'3i:1 .?: ' .i!157'5VWf5' bf- Y' . W 1 f ' ' ' ' 'ww 4 v :fa if S, 5, M I f- fww-'iv' .f'4,w,Xf?,5 ,vgysfff . ' x 4- ans 1- fagf. xizwgif ., gldfg A X -ww ,- X r . , 6,001 I JYIONM 9 4lylllfi1t'! f Q - ,4- v-s 0,3 , .J -J-sv " lwyz, 1-1 'Q ,Aw- "-g 'I' Qhfi,-,LS 1'4" .- W-L 1-R, RECRUIT w , :X 0 A s 9, Win, ' 'Nr -f g .- + M ' 'w- ., , ' 1 "',".4 . A 3 '30,-, --'..,. 1. . gum b 1 'W-9.5-U E ,-- ,y.o'fj 935 ' ,. ,. , ui... !1if2W1ff,ff'f5fL, CLEANING I RACKS THE cleaning racks are Where you will find the platoons of shooters after the day's firing is over. Realizing that the majority of rifles which be- come unserviceable do so from lack of care and cleaning, recruits make every eifort to see that their Weapons are well cared for. The Drill Instructor is there to remind them. After each period of firing, platoons march straight to the cleaning racks, which are long tables located near the firing range, construc- ted so as to furnish an adequate place in Which to disassemble, clean, and re- assemble the rifles. x 3547 .Nu Q01-dk WWI PISTOL ALL Marine recruits, even though they may not be normally armed with the .45 caliber pistol, fire a fami- liarization course with the pistol dur- ing their three-Week period at the range. A similar familiarization course, but not for the record, is also fired with the .22 caliber pistol. Safety precau- tions, functioning, care and cleaning are also part of the instruction on the pistol. This course also makes for keen com- petition among recruits, as they look forward to adding a Sharpshooter or Expert Pistol bar to their Marine Corps Basic Medal. Only Officers and Master Sergeants are normally armed with the .45 caliber pistol, however, men of lower rank may be armed with it in the performance of guard, machine gunner, or other duty where carrying the rifle would interfere with the per- formance of their regularly assigned job. N MESS Duty is more or less a "necessary evil" in the opinion of most Marines. However, all Ma- rines, at one time or another, have probably "pulled" one or more periods of Mess Duty. Popularly misconceived as being a minor punishment for some Wrong-doing, mess duty is in reality an important phase of the normal daily routine of any military organization. The wisdom of the old saying that "an army travels on its stomach" has been borne out many times when military units been cut oif from their source of food supply and there- by rendered impotent. In view of this accepted truism, persons serving on mess duty can well say that they are contributing to the high morale of the unit, as Well as performing an essen- tial duty. Mess duty is normally performed by men of the ranks of Private and Private First Class, With some Corporals assigned as Chief Messmen, to supervise and coordinate the Work of the messmen. 44 it Wj W my me 4-4,9 fwrfijwyt 'w Nr ,Pix fag: f-,, So 1 'QL vu., ' 44. Q-...,,f. -b.4e"'lrI'5 331 1 at-. Af rr- , . f--.ah 4. 1: x fa. ,Q Ni, K, 1 M, I 1 4 NM ,mi - ,J1. f dx. k. 4 ' 4 if X f' 3-va, x . Q K ' Y h Q , Q ,vw-1 ,Lw' x,'-sq., , .A . A , ' 1-R. -,v V. - :ici 'Z 5 . z D, 1 F .QQ 9 s- V fa,g 'f' ,, f , 3' , , 5 qt K f ,fi 'ix gi r 4 5 'Q Q Y, ax-K in In ',, 3 S at 1 'Q' F yi 'fn A X' . 2 L ' -59 -lp N! , , , ' s Y I ' ' A, , Q Q X ' 'S K, as . . ' . 1' ff M . , . a a . 1. , , Q - 1 v -' HI Y" ' 4 'IJ rf ya kb, 1' 'qi xXq,'4 'Qc' 3 I 25 ,X .' 4. ' , ' 5 W R . V. . 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LLIOTT'S Beach March covers a lot of ground, both in walking distance and Marine training. When recruits are scheduled for this hike, they can be sure they will have their hands full for one day and night away from their Company area. The recruits leave the battalion area and march to the Depot Parade Ground where they have an inspection of the field equipment that is used during this extended stay in the field. They lay out all items of equipment in a prescribed manner, including the Field Transport packs, entrenching tools, helmets with camouflage covers, rifles, belts, bayonets, canteens, first aid packets and pouches. After they successfully pass the inspection, the platoon marches to the Bayonet Course, where each man in the platoon runs the obstacle course. From the obstacle course the next "leg,' of the march is to Page Field. Here the recruits are given a fifteen- minute rest period that enables them to check equipment and inspect their feet for blisters, administer first aid if needed, and change to dry socks. The next leg of this hike, over a "jungle trail" from Page Field to Argonne Park is a Forced March, although there is no maximum time limit, the shorter the time, the more points the platoon accumulates. From Argonne Park the platoon goes on to Elliottis Beach, where tents are pitched-for the night, after chow and mail call, turning in to sleep in a pup tent ends an exhausting but interesting day. The return trip Umainside' is made the following day, when preparation for Final Field is begun. N , 4 BAYONET FFECTIVE use of the bayonet in com- bat depends about 90 per cent on sheer aggressiveness. Cold steel on the end of a rifle brings fear to anyone facing it, and the sight of an onrushing, determined, aggressive, yelling Marine has caused many an enemy to turn tail and run to his doom. Bayonet training engenders a confi- dent, aggressive spirit of power and con- fidence in the individual fighter. Often firepower alone cannot drive the enemy from his foxholeg he will remain until he is driven out in hand-to-hand combat. The winner of a hand-to-hand struggle is the one who is most aggressive, rushing in un- hesitatingly to bowl over his opponents. At night, when secrecy is essential, the bay- onet is a weapon of silent surprise. Recruits learn bayonet training in two phases: first, they learn how to hold their rifles, how to balance themselves on their feet, and how to make that bayonet "whistle" when it moves. The positions now used are different frojn old-style methods and have proved more effective in combat. The new style is known as the "Boxer Type" bayonet fighting. Some of the movements are the SLASH, VER- TICAL BUTT STROKE, HORIZONTAL SLASH, HORIZONTAL BUTT STROKE, and JAB. All of these movements start from the GUARD position, using an ag- gressive, ever-advancing fighting style. When recruits have learned the correct movements, they pass on to the second phase, which is actual hand-to-hand com- bat among themselves using pugil sticks and protective equipment to avoid injury. This equipment consists of boxing gloves, helmets, padded pugil sticks, and "ar- mored Bikinis." Mixing it up in individual and team pugil-stick bouts develops the recruit's speed, balance, timing, and ag- gressiveness. He learns to "get there fustest with the mostest" he has in him. UNIFORM ISSUE X N Q . I . xx ,...,, W Y, ,V . ,.-Y' ",f,Q,,y,QJNa. 2,,3:"-- -1-'l""' - .mn 4. ISCARDING the1r c1v1l1an clothmg upon arrlval for recrult trammg, recru1ts begm drawlng the1r uniforms Only dungarees, shoes, socks, and un derclothes are issued them at first Nexther khakx, tropxcals, blues, nor greens are necessary xmtnally, as all early trammg 1S done m dungarees Later 1n the tramlng schedule the platoon goes to the Clothmg Issue sec txon and recrults are fitted for then' other umforms Khakl, tropxcals, and greens recru1t want them, Dress Blues can be purchased All clothmg IS checked for proper Ht and any alteratlons requ1red w1ll be made at no cost to the recruxt Later 1n the trammg schedule, thls altered clothmg w1ll be pxcked up Trad1t1on wxse Ma rmes are known for thexr neat ness, and umforms 'ire altered to fit and Ht perfectly Q f , . . . . 'A are issued them, and should the ff ' . ' - 4 na... , PARADES HEN the crack Eighth 85 "I" drill team from Washington, D. C., gives a dem- onstration on Parris Island, every recruit can see the beauty of precision drill and feel the de- termination within himself to practice until he can perform likewise. REVIEWS EVIEWS, parades, and other cere- monies honoring dignitaries, of- ficials, and individuals become second nature to Marines, long recognized as one of the World's smartest mili- tary organizations, and who are con- sistently called upon to participate in ceremonial occasions. Recruits become familiar with pa- rades and reviews early in their train- ing, as they are called upon to par- ticipate in weekly parades on the post. Instruction on parades, reviews, guard mounts and other phases is very thorough, because each recruit might be called upon many times dur- ing his enlistment to take part in these activities. On patriotic holidays even the re- cruit platoon may be given the op- portunity to participate in parades and ceremonies sponsored by nearby cities or veterans' organizations. -C A I f F? 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Tniifdi 5 V Q '-1'i""'4' Y' ' 1,:p' ,'f-'-ij,'G"",-,".Q,q7'i" - gil. ff 'A ffl " -31.3" ,figs v ' - -1+r1w-4451.1 ,T -i' f' rt-35-fw""' ' ,A ' , . fxiiwtr-g1l"4 5,121 me 'j"i3.Ii'xj4Q'1f"'QA. .ww Y' 'gif L i F'-':3'Q?M9345,, V I .4 ., :-4, 5 , , , ...A ini, ..,, , ,jf'3y,,ig,1g.,5j 771.351, .,-.j,--14, afiziiielz ,., , .papal orgy, Q-swf,-,.1.a-Q,,+faf,31gypgf 1444 wi , .5235 -e X Va A E E PLATOCN AWARDS LATOON Proficiency Pennants, or streamers as they are sometimes called, are awarded to the platoons who are outstanding in specific areas of their training. These pennants are won in competition with other platoons on both Battalion and Recruit Training Com- mand levels. The platoons are judged on Athletic Field Meets, Rifle Range Qualification, 60-Day Written Test, Final Strength Test, and Drill Competition. These pen- nants are attached to the Guidons of the winning platoons, and give visible recognition to the platoon winning the award. Within the Battalion, the platoons en- gage in stiff competition to win the awards, then each top Battalion platoon competes with the winning platoon from other Battalions to capture the Recruit Training Command pennant. Battalion Commanders present the Battalion awards to their platoons, and usually the Training Command awards are made by the Commanding General of the Re- cruit Training Command. BLUES AWARD A VERY SPECIAL HONOR, known as the "Blues Award," is presented to the recruit who shows outstanding qualities during his recruit training. About one recruit out of every one hundred and fifty that grad- uate receives this award. After competing with the other one hundred and fifty, the recruit is chosen who most nearly attains the characterization of the "Ideal Marine," as recommended by his Drill Instructor and adjudged by a panel of oificers on Outstanding Character, Leadership, Military Bearing, Physical Condi- tion, Performance of Military Skills, Duties and Marksmanship. The award is in the form of a check for S33.65'- the purchase price of a complete set of Dress Blues. This award further carries the honor of being presented by the Commanding General of the Recruit Training Command. This award is sponsored by the Leatherneck Marine Corps Mag- azine. RECRUIT OF THE DAY ANOTHER HONOR bestowed on outstanding recruits is to be selected as "Recruit of the Day." Appointed by the Bat- talion Commander on the basis of neatness, military perform- ance, and leadership qualities, the recruit accompanies the Com- manding General of the Recruit Training Command through- out one full day as his orderly. The Recruit of the Day Wears a special arm band denoting this honor. He is considered to be one of the best recruits in his Battalion, and the honor for selection is rotated among Bat- talions so that every day there is a f'Recruit of the Day." , .ll-Q ,.'- RECRUIT RECOGNITION THE AMERICAN SPIRIT HONOR MEDAL is a medallion offered and provided by the Citizens Committee for the Army, Navy and Air Force, Inc. of New York, N. Y. The American Spirit Honor Medal has been accepted by the Depart- ment of Defense for use as an award to enlisted personnel who, while undergoing basic training, display outstanding qualities of leadership best expressing the American Spirit-Honor, Initiative, Loyalty, and High Example to Comrades in Arms. This medallion has also been accepted by the Department of Defense for the promotion of closer ties between the Armed Services and the Civil Communities of the continental United States in which the Armed Services establishments are located. RELIGIOUS LIFE HE Marine Corps recruit leads a busy life. Every hour of his day as a recruit is carefully planned. He studies and practices an amazing number of subjects. These weeks of Marine training will change him in many Ways. It is the intention of the Marine Corps that the Marine recruit become a better man as Well as a dif- ferent man. This is accomplished through a character education program in which the recruit receives instruction in moral principles as part of his regular training. Chaplains greet recruits soon after their arrival at Parris Island. They explain how the recruit may choose, according to his faith, to receive religious instruction, attend confession, sing in one of the choirs, become a candidate for baptism or achieve bar mitzvah. The recruit is told how he may arrange to talk with the chaplain privately when he needs spiritual advice and counsel. Chaplains of Roman Catholic, Jewish and Protestant faith conduct religious services on Sunday and during the Week. 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Many different sports and athletics are taught as part of the regular training schedule. These include baseball, football, basket- ball, bowling, and many others. Team competition between platoons V 'Li .:- 'WP ' 'L NHL? 'iff -'f .. f, , .Q , is encouraged. It prevents the physical training program from becoming a monotonous round of calisthenics. V s At the Military Field Meets, conducted one afternoon each weekend, all platoons vie to see which one is the best in the battalions. The V athletics test the endurance of the individual recruit and also engender a keen team spirit in the platoon. Enthusiasm runs high and recruits cheer the other members of their platoon on. Each recruit must par- ticipate in every sport, so that there are no "spectator sportsmen Parris Island, like almost all of the other Marine Corps installations, fields a varsity team in football, baseball, basketball, and softball. The games are scheduled with the varsity teams from other Marine Corps bases, other armed forces units, and colleges. Home games are pri- marily scheduled so that recruit platoons can attend the games without interruption of or interference in their scheduled training. When the post band adds its musical support to the game and gives a marching demonstration during time out, the game is sure to be a spirited, colorful, and dramatic event which a recruit will long re- member if he is one of the spectators. D -if. ML, .V 1 . fm -gig. V.,V.Vg,2',,1.r 5,4-fVm - ,vi Av-f,a-A, V :. ,HV . c A N LA.,,V,l.' ,4 , V , .,V.5 Qyrsyfp-2,.,1w--V: 1 4 I . nv" ' s ! t as ,NV :MVN + at V W,..., A M, A uuazasr-'--"fa -rf-' 4-0-1 ' V - - -I-I iV....f agar HOSTESS HOUSE Th f A HEADQUARTERS POST OFFICE Recruit Training Command POST EXCHANGE f SkSh, G lMhd 5245251 , fm.- 1 u ill! 7? Q I .4 1? E . .M .V V . . , , M. WAR MEMORIAL BUILDING """""'llinu qi-if' Y' E 4... ,1,, .: . A .'.gfegl'.AA L ,ff I i 'l f .i HEN Final Inspection is scheduled the recruits and the Drill Instructors will try to "put their best foot forward,', because this inspection will determine just how well the platoon and its individual recruits measure up to the standards set for Marines. The inspection may cover any phase of the twelve- week training cycle on anything that the recruit has been taught during this period. And the re- cruits must be capable of performing any partic- ular movement or command given them by the Drill Instructor or the inspecting officer. With a definite list of items to check, including uniforms, drill, rifle inspection, or the Manual of Arms, the inspecting team will add or subtract points, de- pending upon the manner in which the required skills are performed during the inspection. After all platoons have been inspected, an espe- cially worthy platoon which exceeds the required standard may be designated as an outstanding pla- toon. This designation is made at the conclusion of the inspection and the deserving platoon is awarded a streamer to be placed on the Guidon, as visible recognition of their achievement. The Final Inspection is made by an impartial team of officers, each designated to cover a specific part of the inspection. They are fair but firm in the inspection, and their experienced eyes overlook noth- ing in this most important phase of recruit trainingg a recruit who failed to pass the inspection could be set back to undergo further training and not allowed to graduate until he became proficient enough to be a Marine. lee?, ' ,fi?a-ff-- if - 'Y - - - V--we-Q., 'f . 5 .fee-QQ Y- I-.. 1 e 's 53225 ' 'f 5' -2525-54 , y , ,- - , --32:23 f :pf ---L-A , I i,.. Vvtftetfgg V . fr, ee, -1 3--'seg gig ,E ff' vmvsmwmlwmfmmm f Kms ,ms .vi --,mhssmm..mnyem'5'ms Evo-6.9! swffi' IMT!!! :WI F1 ' - 21345- V 555 gm, 4 W- HE twelve Weeks of training is over. Today at Graduation, all things per- taining to Recruit Training have been completed. Today they become full- fledged Marines, reaping the rewards of the past weeks of intensive training. Sometimes this goal may have seemed unattainable. But now as they stand at attention and think back over the trials and hardships they have overcome, they know why it had to be that way. Today they are Men. As the Company Commander gives the order "Prepare for Graduation," the platoon tenses up, chills run up and down their backs, but the platoon func- tions as one man, and orders are carried out as they have never been before, sharply, precisely and confidently. The Battalion Commander, and possibly the Commanding General, is there to give out the awards and congratulate them. To the Outstanding man in the platoon goes a certificate signed by the General, to the High Shooter goes another. Recognition is given to any man who has excelled in leadership during his training, and medals are presented to the qualified shooters in the platoon. When your Drill Instructor gets the command to dismiss the platoon, you know the big day is over, your first step has been completed. You know that you will leave Parris Island as a United States Marine. For from this day on, you will always be a Marine, no matter where you go or what you do, for you have Earned that title. y ii . , ' :Vs 1 1, my ' ' V M ,, , " 2 V -'f' ' v . '1 1 .V - ...5,, -. ,, ,,, -Q. V ,, -. H ,.' V . , V .I lv. -V V ., .' ,."l' , E- ' 4 V - n e 1- - '.V-'- mf"-.f':f.1:.-fa '-f,.t..f.. : at -V - f ' Sis., 1 V 1, f z ff. . '. ' . ' v ' ' , .cj 1 A- -,iii -5 4.-'age-.-5 4' - ,, N 1 .I I . l Q H! I 1 i 5 .- . Q . f-,V - - A . -N i- - .3 4 4 ' V' . 'Y - 9 ,W . , :- an ' 1 I - .- ,. Q l 5 1 A Q . p ,J.,,4 . 4, . f 3 + .. ju i I, E " - V ! - L X -4 . K A-,-""-A ,, V - L l l i ' Q K-xr.-W. A W , H J .. . . 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' yi: 2f,,ffw..siQg .ew ..5Qa.f..,.,.g1 "Xt' gl-.5 'z ngzr- ,L-'2ff'w41 . 369 ,,.s si. ik 2.5 w.'.,g.,,e,3.q,, .gw,:f'?.,'.vV1:r-W-: . -g V .V -- X .. f V.f-.f?w2vV..-!:Qs.iiwefw3l7a ifselziziijiia-fi ff? ' ,,,,, .,,, -4- s w J . 1 1 4 Q- -ix Q, -ni 'Afiffwf v!F!WT21i1Q,,W "W" 'K -J! as 1 FTER twelve weeks of the toughest training anyone ever had fto hear them tell itj the recruits board a bus and "out- post," With all the tension, rush, and struggle behind them, they prepare to leave for Camp Lejeune for four weeks of Individual Combat Training and then fifteen days of leave at home. These Marines are proud of the uniforms they now are entitled to wear, and they look back over the past training as a demanding, challenging test, successfully met and completed. They also realize that the type of training, filled as it is with rigorous hours of incessant demands for perfection, was necessary so they would realize just how great is their capacity of strength, courage, and the ability to learn and then perform what often seemed impossible. They also realize now that the more they put into training, the more they got out of it. for freedom's cause during 1116+ wduifmale hehh .ishrlvishh ze-.f w , , M ' ' REC'ITED'in memory of the men M igjjbf Parris Island who gave their Wqrld Ware I, this bronze statue, affectionately nicknamed "Iron Mike," has been a familiar land-' liiihaitk toe more than ive hundred ethtmizsiuidhylviarines whohzive trained The memorial was ereet- ffiiffrvvi hheh I flwdsehgivelifnrifelv br :, , , W. , . 15iqm1j:4desh ofe the fallen Maxmes, ggxdg heeh th9eeMarwee-Corrs? ehehee eswdv 111 at ifaiziawfrgr.-Www--ws' "v1ff41:ff.r:,,' - 'f w 1,,ff,1w: thve thServiQefpB1uield1+t: igi19f+04- it eetee yy vhhe eehht as Yu ' Wfiw 1:5522 :Sail ,Yi 5? t .tr ,6, ...- at ,w k ,- M: A V . W. 1. Ea S... xw... Q' -hg gfzy ' ' ? . fr- kfgmggi . "2-:E'f: "'z.1 'SWS RH , fviifalg ' iff' - , Q :gg . R Ei--r 1: " - " 4.92 fx5,SYIV'f 2 :1 . ' 'S . V v ,ls Q L, Z Q2 f f ' 1 ' .. W y . gf' it Q Z I , K if ' 2':r:..E:,:', .,-.. 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