1st Marine Corps District

 

1st Marine Corps District

Eastern Recruiting Region

605 Stewart Ave, Garden City, NY 11530
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Mackinaw, Illinois, native becomes Columbia University’s first commissioned Marine since Vietnam War May 22, 2015 — Staff Sergeant Patrick Poorbaugh received his commission today to become the first Marine officer commissioned from Columbia University since the Vietnam War began during a ceremony in the Low Memorial Library Rotunda, Columbia University, New York City, May 21.The Ivy League school has not accepted Naval ROTC graduates since that time due to the MORE
From the Islands to the Windy City; Marine sheds weight to become one of the few March 20, 2015 — The Marines are known as “the Few and the Proud.” However, female Marines sometimes have a harder road to earn the title and become one of the smallest and proudest groups within the Corps.  For Sgt. Kemmala S. Kelsey, the road to earning the title Marine was a harder than usual. “I was in college, working two part-time jobs, but I wanted more,” MORE
How Ludlow High School honors its fallen Hero March 13, 2015 — The memory of Sgt. Joshua D. Desforges grows each year in the Ludlow community with the passing of Ludlow High School’s annual fitness challenge. MORE
91-year-old Montford Point Marine Vet receives Congressional Gold Medal February 12, 2015 — NEW YORK –Montford Point Marine Sgt. Hiram L. Knowles was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal for his honorable service during the Era of World War II on Feb. 7, 2015 at the Mary Woodard Lasker Biomedical Research Building, New York City. In 2012, Congress authorized the Congressional Gold Medal to be awarded to each of the 20,000 Montford Point Marines or to their families in recognition of the accomplishments and sacrifices made during a time of segregation. MORE
Seeing Double: Murphysboro, Illinois, twins serve together February 6, 2015 — Parents go through an array of emotions when their children join the military. From the sadness of letting their children go, to sweltering pride for their child’s decision. Dana Ritcheson knows these feelings all too well as she has taken the trip to Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego twice for her children’s graduation. MORE

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