Photo Gallery: Marine recruits survive first night on Parris Island
By Story by Cpl. Caitlin Brink
| Marine Corps Recruit Depot | September 16, 2013
PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. --
Young men from across the eastern United States stepped on Parris Island’s legendary yellow footprints Aug. 26, 2013, to begin their journey to the title of United States Marine.
Vehicles loaded with soon-to-be recruits began arriving at Parris Island’s receiving building at 6 p.m., and continued to trickle in throughout the next few days. The first night comes as a shock for most as they deal with stress, sleep deprivation, new rules and ferocious drill instructors. Kilo Company is scheduled to graduate Nov. 22, 2013.
90 days ago
Back in 1961. I remember waking and everyone got their hair cut late the day before.and look around and all these boys looked the same because we were all bald. It to several days until we could recognize each other.
91 days ago
12/27/1953...I wondered if I would ever complete ten weeks of boot training at Parris Island because our junior DIs were making our lives miserable to say the least