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Parris Island celebrates 130 years

Above: The first official graduates of Naval Station Port Royal, circa 1909. By Sgt. Dana Beesley, USMC For 130 years, Marines have been on Parris Island. On June 26, 1891, a Marine guard consisting of one sergeant, two corporals, and 10 privates were assigned to Port Royal, thus establishing the first Marine posting. The base… Keep Reading

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VETERAN OF THE WEEK – BILL WARREN

Beaufort’s Bill Warren, 82, joined the United States Marine Corps’ PLC program in St. Louis, Mo., in 1958. After graduating from Southern Illinois University, he attended basic and infantry training at Quantico. He joined the Recon Battalion at Camp Pendleton and deployed to Cuba and Haiti before a tour in Okinawa. He then spent two… Keep Reading

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Post-graduation leave reinstated for new Marines

From staff reports  According to a post on MCRD Parris Island’s Facebook page, Lt. Gen. Kevin Iiams, the commanding general of Training and Education Command, has made the decision to reinstate the 10 days of leave for all Marines following their graduation of recruit training.  The 10 days of leave had been a casualty of… Keep Reading

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VETERAN OF THE WEEK: KEN ESHLEMAN

Beaufort’s Ken Eshleman, 76, joined the United States Marine Corps in 1970 in Colombia, Pa. After Boot Camp at Parris Island and Infantry training, he became a Combat Engineer and was sent to Okinawa and Japan. The following tour saw him at Lejeune training as a Special Weapons courier. His next assignment was to Parris… Keep Reading

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VETERAN OF THE WEEK – HAZEN CULLEY

Beaufort’s Hazen Culley, 77, enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1962 in Daytona Beach, Fla. After Boot camp at Great Lakes, Ill., and training as a Hospital Corpsman, he was assigned to the Naval Hospital, Portsmouth, Va. He later was reassigned to serve with the Marines at Camp Lejeune, where he joined the Marine Corps… Keep Reading

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VETERAN OF THE WEEK – RICK BUNING

Beaufort’s Rick Buning, 72, enlisted in the United States Marines in Orlando in 1967. After Boot Camp at Parris Island and Infantry training, he became a tank repairman. He served with the 1st Tank Battalion in Da Nang, where he was injured. After recuperating in Jacksonville, he returned for an extended second tour in Da… Keep Reading

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