Tag Archive | Parris Island

Molly Marines 11 May 2011

The city of New Orleans dedicated the first United States monument of a woman in service uniform: “Molly Marine” November 10, 1943.  A local recruiter commissioned the statue to help recruit women during World War II. For female Marines around the world, Molly has come to represent the countless significant contributions they have made to the Corps. […]

Warrior: The Making of A Female Marine

By Amber J. Cabrera “Move your butt, Cabrera!” The drill instructor shouted. Startled, I realized the precarious position I was in. I grabbed a thick, knotted rope hanging from the obstacle course. I held it with both hands, wrapped the end around my left foot and with all of my weight, pressed with my right foot […]

Ah, Boot Camp!

Whether you’re a Marine who served in 1918, 1942, 1955, 1968, 1977, 1985, 1999, or 2010, boot camp is a memory no female Marine will ever forget!  Think back to that first day when you were herded off the bus in the wee hours of the night. The yelling began almost immediately! You were a […]

Marine Excels in training

October 5, 2010 By Donna Hales Phoenix Staff Writer The Muskogee Phoenix Tue Oct 05, 2010, 12:02 AM CDT Muskogee native Jessica Pearson is working as a Marine recruiter after receiving numerous awards while in basic training at Parris Island, S.C. Pearson, 19, is the daughter of Stephanie and Sheriff Charles Pearson. Jessica Pearson received […]


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