US Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island

$10.50

The Marines train about 17,000 recruits at Parris Island each year. Recruit training for those enlisted in the United States Marine Corps includes a thirteen-week process during which the recruit becomes cut off from the civilian world and must adapt to a Marine Corps lifestyle. During training, the drill instructors train recruits in a wide variety of subjects including weapons training, Marine Corps Martial Arts Program, personal hygiene and cleanliness, close order drill, and Marine Corps history.

56 in stock

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™ United States Marine Corps. Officially Licensed Product of the United States Marine Corps (www.marines.com and 1.800.marines)

Description

Marines were first assigned to Parris Island on June 26, 1891, in the form of a small security detachment headed by First Sergeant Richard Donovan, two corporals and 10 privates. This unit was attached to the Naval Station, Port Royal, South Carolina, the forerunner of Parris Island. Donovan’s unit was highly commended for preserving life and property during hurricanes and storm surges that swept over the island in 1891 and 1893.

The Marines train about 17,000 recruits at Parris Island each year. Recruit training for those enlisted in the United States Marine Corps includes a thirteen-week process during which the recruit becomes cut off from the civilian world and must adapt to a Marine Corps lifestyle. During training, the drill instructors train recruits in a wide variety of subjects including weapons training, Marine Corps Martial Arts Program, personal hygiene and cleanliness, close order drill, and Marine Corps history. The training emphasizes physical fitness and combat effectiveness. Recruits must attain a minimum standard of fitness to graduate. This standard includes a Physical Fitness Test and a Combat Fitness Test. Recruits must also meet minimum combat-oriented swimming qualifications, qualify in rifle marksmanship with the M16A4 service rifle, pass minimum curriculum standards, and complete a 54-hour simulated combat exercise known as “The Crucible”.

The facility has trained female U.S. marine recruits since 1949. The facility also has female drill instructors.

United States Marine Corps, Parris Island, SC, We Make Marines, honor, courage, commitment, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Eastern Recruiting Region.

The edge engraving as described: N32° 20′ 57.8″ W 080° 41′ 12.0″

Each coin measures 1 3/4 inches (44mm) Round.

This is a surplus NWTM item. Packaging may vary.

This coin features an out of date design and will not be remade after product is sold out.

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