Shortly after 9:00 p.m. November 29, a busload of 25 recruits arrives for the first time at the gate of the U.S. Marine Corps Recruit Depot on Parris Island, South Carolina. Before the vehicle enters the two-lane causeway, a military policeman stops it, ascends the narrow steps, and orders the passengers to... More >>>
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On the first night in camp, recruits get new shoes, a haircut, and the opportunity to chat on the phone. Girls' day out? Not exactly.