Always enjoy reading your newsletters and often read letters from Marines exhibiting “Old Corps” photos of themselves or relatives who served God, Country and Corps from the past.
Most of these “Old Corps” photos are dated from the 70’s 80’s. I suppose they are old Corps as decades have truly passed. I am going to submit my “Old Corps” photo by taking you all back three quarters of a century. I have attached two photos, the first being my boot camp photo from 1943. The second photo was taken 10 June 2016. I am the Marine on both photos, in the same “greens” issued to me back in 1943. During World War II, shoulder patches were commonly worn, denoting the units in which we served. My shoulder patch is of the Second Marine Division.
I am just as proud today and I was those many years ago to claim the title, United States Marine!