Marine Corps Recruiting Command


Marine Corps Recruiting Command

Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va.

3280 Russell Road, 2nd Floor Quantico, Va. 22134
Unit News

August, 2002

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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
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 their MORE
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 one MORE
Chef of Quarter serves up close competition, fine cuisine August 16, 2002 — Master chefs visited Mess Hall 620 recently. Actually they were the usual cooks, but this time they were allowed to whip out their personal recipes to wow the taste buds of diners. The messman went plate-to-plate to determine the Chef of the Quarter for the second quarter of 2002.  The rules were simple.  Marines from the Food Service Division MORE
Marine emerges victorious after 20-year break August 16, 2002 — A Marine at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, has turned an old hobby into a new passion that both he and his six-year-old daughter have grown to love. "I raced BMX when I was five years old until I was eight," said Cpl. Mike R. Barnhart.  "I was pretty good. I had the number one plate in my district when I quit.  I started back this year MORE
Corps' innovator passes the torch August 8, 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
Marine Reservists Come Home to Garden City August 3, 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
Artist completes boot camp, adds leadership to portfolio August 2, 2002 — A painter precisely splashes paint across a vast white canvass, creating images and evoking emotions from those who see his creation.  Drill instructors, like painters, are artists except their canvass is the Marine recruit. Often times, recruits come to the Corps with some artistic talents of their own.  Pfc. James H. Noble, Platoon 3083, Company MORE
Secretary of the Navy tours MCRD San Diego August 2, 2002 — The Honorable Gordon R. England, Secretary of the Navy, visited the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego. Maj. Gen. Jan C. Huly, commanding general, MCRD San Diego, provided a tour of the depot to England and a host of influential Californians. Congressman Randy "Duke" Cunningham of the 51st Congressional District, Congresswoman Susan A. Davis, MORE
Code talker's family shares father's past August 2, 2002 — Last week, a year after the President's presentation of the original 29 Code Talker Medals, the depot's Command Museum opened a new exhibit in honor of the World War II Native American veterans who played such a vital role during the war. The Navajo code talkers took part in every assault the U.S. Marines conducted in the Pacific from 1942 to MORE

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