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

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y... m n V V V" w Wm MAJOR GENERAL ROBERT H. BARROW, USMC COMMANDING GENERAL, MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT MAJOR GENERAL ROBERT H. BARROW was born and reared in Louisiana. He attended L.S.U., the University of Maryland and graduate school at Tulane University. He was commissioned in' May 1943 and served during the latter part of World War II with a Chinese guerilla force which operated extensively in enemy occupied territory in central China. After the war, he remained in China for an- other year. During the Korean conflict, he participated in the Inchon- Seoul operation and the Chosin Reservoir campaign as a ri- fle company commander. During the Vietnam War, from 1964 to 1967 he served as the Plans Officer, Fleet Marine Force Pacific, arid later as an Infantry Regiment Commander whose regiment partici- pated in numerous combat actions in the vicinity of the DMZ, Khe Sanh and A Shau Valley. General Barrow has served six tours of duty in the Far East and one in the Mediterranean. He has attended two Marine Corps schools and the National War College. Dur- ing one two-year tour he participated as editor or writer in the preparation of several doctrinal publications. Prior to his current tour he was Commanding General for three years at the Marine Corps Base on Okinawa, with ad- ditional duty responsibilities for Marine Corps'installations in Japan, Guam and the Philippines. His personal United States decorations include the Navy Cross, the Army Distinguished Service Cross, the Silver Star, two Legions of Merit, two Bronze Stars and the Joint Service Commendation Medal. General and Mrs. Barrow are the parents of five children. COLONEL FLOYD H. WALDBOP, USMC CQMMANDINC OFFICER, RECRUIT TRAINING REGIMENT COLONEL FLOYD H. WALDROP assumed command of Recruit Training Regiment July 11, 1973. Colonel Waldrop was born in Shelby, North Carolina, and attended the University of South Carolina, the US. Naval Academy, and George Washington University. He was promoted to second lieutenant in June, 1947, and served with the lst Marine Division at Camp Pendleton and later at Inchon, Korea. During the Vietnam conflict, from 1969 to 1970, he again served with the lst Marine Division at Danang and earned the Legion of Merit with Combat V and the Vietnamese Cross of Callantry tCorps IeveD. Colonel Waldrop has served in Hawaii, Okinawa, and has attended three service schools and the National War College. His personal decorations include: Legion of Merit with Combat V; Bronze Star Medal with Combat V; Air Medal; Two Presidential Unit Citations; Cross of Gallantry tCorps IeveD; National Defense Service Medal with Star; Korean Service with Six Stars; the Vietnam Service Medal; and the Vietnamese Medal with Clasp. Colonel and Mrs. Waldrop are the parents of four Children. THE MENTAL AND MORAL QUALITIES 0f the United States Marine have been tested constantly since the birth of the nation. All through the long history of the Marine Corps there are examples, both in war and peace, of his versatility, trustworthiness, singleness and tenacity of purpose, cour- age, faithfulness and self-sacrifice. The rich tradition of the Corps dates back to November 10, 1775, when it was established by the Contintental Con- gress. In the Revolutionary War, the Marines fought against the British Fleet on the ships of John Paul Jones, and made their first amphibious landing on the beaches of the Baha- mas in 1776. Marines ended their war with the Mediterra- nean pirates when they planted the Stars and Stripes over the pirate stronghold of Derne, in Tripoli, after a six- hundred-mile march across the desert of North Africa. In the War of 1812, they fought on Lake Champlain and Lake Erie, and were with General Jackson behind the barricades at New Orleans. They defeated the Seminole Indians in the dense swamps of Florida in 1836, and fought under General Scott in the Mexican War of 1846-48. Their first visit to Japan came in 1854 as guard detachments from the ships of Commodore Perry's fleet. Under the command of Colonel Robert E. Lee, U.S.A., Marines captured John Brown at Harpefs Ferry in 1859. They fought savages in Formosa in 1867, and stormed the barrier forts of Korea in 1871. During the Spanish-American War, a single battalion of Marines held the naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, against 6,000 Spaniards, while oth- er Leathernecks distinguished themselves at the Battle of Santiago and with Dewey at Manila. They helped quell the Boxer Rebellion in China in 1900, and from then on until World War 1, men of the Corps campaigned in the Philip- pines, Cuba, Mexico, Haiti, and Santo Domingo to protect American lives and property. On the battlefields of France, Marines were called " Devil Dogs" by the Germans because of their courage and tenaci- ty of attack. In the first World War, the Fourth Brigade of Marines took part in five operations as part of the famed Second Division of the A.E.F. - Belleau Wood, Soissons, St. Mihiel, Chapagne, and the Meuse-Argonne. Marine units were decorated six times by the French during these campaigns. The interim between world wars found the Marines en- gaged in developing the technique of amphibious warfare and in their traditional pursuits around the globe, from guarding the US mails to fighting bandits in Nicaragua. World War II saw the men who wear the eagle, globe, and an anchor valiantly defend Wake Island and Bataan and then spearhead the amphibious landings across the Pacific . in the Solomons, at Tarawa, Saipan, Guam, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa, to name a few. Following the war, Marines found a new type of service - duty with United Nations Forces in Korea. The United States Marine Corps, rich in tradition and world-famed for its battle record and esprit de corps, plays an important role as the nation's "force-in-readiness" to help keep the peace throughout the world today. AMERICAN SPIRIT HONOR MEDAL 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, NY. The American Spirit Honor Medal has been accepted by the Department of De- fense 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 United States in which the Armed Services establishments are located. mytxm fmtn'wiyiyrx' mama, wtdmyantuig A.AW:...5,MMwmew , . Iggmn - ZMMM, 23.44; mi i' . yyfzmofJ 41mmum4u Er; 15 hm t gut . winuvanumgm .rmm. ngmumsuxeauizh'n; . UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS REGRUIT DEPOT PARRISISLAND-SOUTH CAROLINA . Parris Island, home of basic training for today,s Ma- Hlstor rines east of the Mississippi, has a colorful history. Al- though the first Marine Corps Activity on the island was in June, 1891, the story of its occupancy by Euro- peans reaches back mo're than three centuries into 0 antiquity. Covering approximately 7800 acres of land and wa- ter, Parris Island is located off the South Carolina . Parrl I l n coast about midway between Charleston, SC, and Savannah, Ga. The site of the earliest attempt by Europeans to set- tle within the present boundaries of the State of South Carolina, the island was visited in 1526 by Valaquez de Alleyn who headed a Spanish expedition in search of slaves and gold. Probably the first European to land here, he named adjacent St. Helena Island and claimed it for Spain some 50 years before the French attempted to colonize the islands which included this Marine Corps Recruit Depot. Depot Heaquarters lwo Jima Statue By Depot Parade Field Recruit Training Regiment Headquarters An expedition of French Hugenots. under Jean Ribaut tsometimes spelled Ribaulti, landed here in April, 1562. Before returning to France, they established Charles Fort on what is now Parris Island. Historians are indebted to one member of this expedition in particular. He was a cartogra- pher of considerable ability named Lenoyne. One of his maps of the region firmly locates Charles Fort 0n Parris Island. In 1668 William Hilton, 0f Barbades, rediscovered Charles Fort while exploring the newly-chartered province of Carolina. Today, the Ribaut Monument stands on the site of ancient Charles Fort to mark one of the first colonies es- tablished in the New World. In 1670 an English expedition arrived in the area and set- tled down to establish permanent towns and the first of the famed southern plantations. The Lord Proprietors of South Carolina passed the title to Farris Island down through several colonial settlers until 1715, when Alexander Parris, long time Public Treasurer of South Carolina, came into possession. The islands name dates back to him. Marine Corps Exchange .- i .,,i i- - . . . P . War Memorial Building 7r t W '10:! x v MARINES LAND AT PARRIS ISLAND United States Marines were first connected with the is- land as early as 1861, when with a band of seamen, they took possession of it and nearby Forts Beauregard and Walker during the War Between the States. The first Marine Corps activity was established on Parris Island on June 26, 1891, when a small detachment arrived with First Sergeant Richard Donovan, USMC, in charge, for duty in connection with the U. S. Naval Station, Port Royal, South Carolina. which was located on Farris Island. The detachment was highly commended for its service in pre- serving life and property during the hurricane and tidal wave which swept over the island in 1893. In 1909, a school for Marine officers was established here, and, in 1911, two recruit companies were established. One was transferred to Charleston, S. C., and the other Norfolk, Va., during the latter part of the same year, and the build- ings were used as Navy disciplinary barracks. On November 1, 1915, the area was again turned over to the Marine Corps, and recruit training reestablished. Farris Island has since become famous as a training base of U. S. Marines. During World War I, some 41,000 recruits were trained here. Prior to 1929, all transportation to and from the island was by small boats operating between the Post Docks and Port Royal, South Carolina. In 1929, the Nvater era" came to an end with the completion of the Horse Island bridge and causeway. PARRIS ISLAND AT WARTIME LEVELS In August, 1940, recruit training was first organized on a battalion basis. With the coming of World War II, a flood of recruits, as well as new permanent personnel to train them arrived aboard the island. The Base was enlarged to handle 13 recruit battalions, and, between 1941 and 1945, almost 205,000 recruits were trained at Parris Island. At the time of the Japanese surren- der, there were more than 20,000 fledgling Marines in train- ing at Farris Island. At the end of the war, the island was reduced to a popula- tion low by the rapid demobilization. Prior to the outbreak of the crisis in Korea, there were only two recruit battalions in training. At the start of the Korean Campaign, Parris Island,s re- cruit population was barely 2,350. That figure swelled to a peak load of 24,424 recruits undergoing training in March of 1952. From the outset of the Korean Campaign to the with- drawal 0f the First Marine Division from Korea, more than 138,000 Marines received their recruit training at Parris Island. In September 1946, it was decided at Headquarters Ma- rine Corps to reorganize the post at Parris Island in the in- terests of greater efficiency and economy of personnel and to give it a designation that would reflect its primary mis- sion. At the direction of the Commandant, the Commanding General at Parris Island prepared plans and tables of organi- zation to carry out the change, and after a preparatory tran- sitional period the approved reorganization officially went into effect. On December 1, 1946, the M arine Barracks, Par- ris Island, became the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island. IRON MIKE Headquarters and Service Battalion 1 n- inn -- h.- -u. .I: E; I I 5 E Recruit Barracks Hostess House Depot Chapel Depot Theater On May 4, 1956, the Recruit Training Command was or- ganized under the direction of Brigadier General Wallace M. Greene, Jr. In April, 1958, this unit was re-designated the Recruit Training Regiment. It controls all activities dealing with the training of male recruits. COMMANDS The Recruit Training Regiment is composed of the First, Second and Third Recruit Training Battalions, and Weapons Training Battalion. On February 15t 1949, a separate battalion was activated for the sole purpose of training Women Marine recruits. This battalion has since been designated Women Marine Recruit Trainingr Battalion and is the only such battalion in existence. All support units and schools come under the command of Headquarters and Service Battalion. In addition to recruit training Farris Island has :1 Drill In- structors School, Recruiters School, Field Music School, Administration School and Sergeants Major School. Parris Islandls progress has been chiefly along military lines but, in keeping pace with advances in the art of train- ing recruits, the island has grown from a desolate stretch of w astelancl to one of the most efficient and picturesque mili- tary reservations in the world. Today the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina, stands proud of its heritage, pleased with its accomplishments and responsive to the challenges of the future. Displays in the War Memorial Building TSD AIN RA MML S WPI R R A M w. Vlalt. .1 j; Salem I. HAIRCUTS ;, MEDICAL EXAM DENTAL ; v.3, 1,: gr g.gkg-y G RRAC 22.5.on523". game .92: 53h 5mg Vm ,M . m ,m STRENGTH TE ST WW W 23V?" A'ril' ; . i Efiifiib .1?.4...141 , , 3:39. .33.. 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NIGHT, ILLUMINA; ION 1T raw '"'7 " RETURN TOLMAINSIDEW m D : F12 m :0 El E-l O I-I I4 I4 Li CONDITIONING I J, u; 7.1;;A;h2;: ;;;.;;I x;;; ASSAULT COURSE vr-m. urges 350:" ,, W'qu, , PAYCALL-PURCHASING TICKETS N Warm Emma. mmszm L PHYSIGA FINAL INSPECTION HM W w EZZEZSZZW F IRST BATTALION :iiiiitiifilfig PLATOON 19 3 w 'v Lt Col R. L. Chapman Capt H. L. Helms lstLtJ. Cobb Battalion Commander Company Commander Series Officer GySgt E. E. Rea GySgt R. Brannen SSgt B. Wray Chief Drill Instructor Series Gunnery Sergeant Senior Drill Instructor Sgt R. Letka Sgt R. Mills Assistant Drill Instructor Assistant Drill Instructor Anderson, J. Beaudoin, B. Bessette, G. Bookhamer, T. Brown, D. Brown, T. Bundridge, D. Clcerone, T. Coones, Donald Cordes , Andrew Cornell, J. Coton, Felix Cotter, E. Daniels, M. Davis , Harold Davis, Melvin Delre, N. Desir, Nixon Dolan, Joseph Donovan, John Donovan, R. Drohan, David Dumuhosky, D. Flecha, Jaime Glass, Kevin Gleason, R. Goodwin, David Gosler, D. Grasso, Lloyd Henderson, W. Hickey, Lee Hicks, Mark Hunter, A. Inman, D. Jaquay, N. Keenan, John Kerswell, E. Kost, Jeffrey Locke, Francis Lopez, F. Lorditch, D. Incas, Richard Lyach, Samuel Mardo, M. Martin, F. Masse, Wayne McAvoy, M. McGettigan, G. McKenna, K. Metzger, W. Moik, William Murphy, R. Murray, T. Phad, James Picking, Jay Quinn, Kevin Roblee, J. Roth, Kevin Runyon, M.J. Seaver, R. Seiler, John Silvas, G. Southcomb, D . Spears, C. Sprague, R. Stokes, F. Surber, James Surin, Louis Sweeney, W. Thivierge , D . Toran, A. Walker, R. Wingster, G. Zimmerman, K. Balasco, D. Todd , S amuel Not Pictured Blackwell, C. Martin, John i l: r. z i

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