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Marine Corps Recruiting Command

Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va.

3280 Russell Road, 2nd Floor Quantico, Va. 22134
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10 years to independence August 16, 2002 — As a child, Lam C. Thichuong woke daily to the smell of gunpowder and the sound of explosions.  His home of Sudan, Africa, was embroiled in civil war.   "Life was very difficult in Sudan," said Thichuong.  "There is not a lot of work.  Everything was being destroyed by civil war.  You see skirmishes and fighting every day all around you."   During MORE
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A Christmas to remember; SDI receives gift of independence August 16, 2002 — Chuong T. Nguyen waded out to sea in search of independence sitting in a rickety raft with his aunt and uncle.   After the first night, the 11-year-old and his relatives found themselves without water or food and a broken-down engine.   Nguyen wanted nothing more than to be able to leave his home in Vietnam for a chance at a better life.   Before MORE
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Lima Company commander takes strides to increase Hemophilia awareness August 16, 2002 — "It's amazing what foolish pride and 2,000 mg of pain reliever can accomplish," jokingly said Capt. Michael R. Hudson, company commander, Co. L, about leading a team of 15 cyclists from San Francisco to San Diego.   Hudson's trek down the California coastline was inspired by a more noble cause then his self-proclaimed "foolish pride." The event, MORE
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First female to train aboard Depot joins Co. G August 16, 2002 — The first female Marine to train at the depot recently began her recruit training with Company G -- and she's getting star treatment. The Texas native has her own billeting, specially ordered uniforms and a personal..uh..veterinarian.   The female recruit is Recruit Molly, a five-month-old female English Bulldog who will serve as the depot's mascot MORE
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Camp Wanakura makes splash with kids aboard Depot August 16, 2002 — Children from around the San Diego area gathered aboard the depot July 30 to Aug. 2 for a chance to make new friends.   Camp Wanakura, sponsored by the American Diabetes Assosiation, gives children a chance to meet and greet new friends that share a common factor in life, diabetes.   The campers range from five to 12 years old.  For 13 years, the MORE
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Corps' innovator passes the torch August 08, 2002 — After 33 years of military service to his country, Maj. Gen. Jerry D. Humble relinquished command of Marine Corps Recruiting Command Aug. 8. He takes with him the memories of an illustrious career that has spanned the globe; he leaves the Corps with a legacy of service. He leaves MCRC prepared for continued success through innovation.   During his MORE
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Marine Reservists Come Home to Garden City August 03, 2002 — The wives and children of Marines with 2nd, 25th Marines based in Garden City spent the past five months in worry.  Yesterday morning at six, some were out on Stewart Avenue pinning yellow and red, white, and blue ribbons to every tree for a quarter mile.  Balmy temperatures and the threat of rain weren't keeping them away or the thousand other MORE
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MECEP prep prepares to graduate August 02, 2002 — Before college starts up in the fall, many students take the summer to celebrate the fact that it's summer.  They fill beaches and European tour trains.  They iron crisp white shirts and take on intern positions. But some enlisted Marines, soon to be future college students, spend their days getting in shape academically and physically.   The MORE
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Pacific Fleet's top chaplain visits Depot August 02, 2002 — "When things go wrong, as they sometimes will and the road you're trudging seems all uphill. When your funds are low and your debts are high, you want to laugh but you can only sigh.  When cares are pressing you down a bit, rest if you can but don't quit."   The poem Don't Quit by Edgar Guest serves as a model of living for Navy Capt. Henry Nixon MORE
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Depot Dental Clinic aids area homeless veterans August 02, 2002 — Marine Corps and Navy volunteers offered helping hands to San Diego's homeless veterans July 12-14.   Armed with two fully equipped dental vans and the efforts of more than 100 volunteers from Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego's dental clinic and other clinics from Naval  Dental Center, Southwest, provided free exams and basic dental care MORE
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