Just got home from traveling to Parris Island, South Carolina to attend my son’s graduation ceremony. We made it a vacation. Went to the beach a couple of times, spent some time wandering around the base, visited old friends.
Every week, the Drill Instructors finish a series of platoons and graduate a few hundred new Marines into the Fleet Marine Force. Last week it was M Company, 3rd Battalion finishing up. In Platoon 3072, one of seven Platoons to graduate, my son finished the process of becoming a Marine.
For over 221 years our Corps has done two things for this great Nation. We make Marines, and we win battles.
Gen. Charles C. Krulak, USMC (CMC); 5 May 1997