Parris Island Opens This Date In 1891 Semper Fidelis

The Marine Corps established its first post at Port Royal, South Carolina, later known as Parris Island this day in 1891!

SEMPER FIDELIS!

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USMC Parris Island Footprints and Kabars

 

Frequently asked “How was boot camp”? Well, it wasn’t drinks by the poolside!

Yelled at, screamed at, made to worn green camouflage uniforms with trousers unbloused, issued birth control glasses, forced to shower with 50 guys or women depending on your sex, issued ink sticks, trousers, blouses, incredibly dull boots dire in need of a shine, learned never to volunteer for a damn thing, shuffled to the side as you progressed through the daily chow lines, forced to bend and thrust, do pullups till your knuckles bled, situps till your insides were outside, shared a rack with a complete stranger, learned to clean and polish every square inch of a squad bay, cleaned a shower with a toothbrush and learned that a head is not something attached to your neck. Agonizing hours spent sitting Indian style until you lost all feeling in all your extremities were also callings for the day.

You learned to fire an M-14, M-16, M16A2, M4, 9mm or possibly a 45. ACP. Your mother was a tall, muscle bound Staff Sergeant who was designed out of spare parts of fallen Marines and his two friendly assistants, Sergeant Kick Ass and his partner Sergeant “I am Going to Make you throw up all day long”. These were your only friends for the 3 months of basic training and honestly they weren’t your friends.

Remember This?

The M16A2 service rifle is a lightweight air-cooled, gas-operated, magazine-fed shoulder weapon. It fires a 5.56 mm ball projectile at a muzzle velocity of 2,800 feet per second. This is my rifle. Repeat after me.

Or How About This?

11 General Orders
General Order 1
To take charge of this post and all government property in view.

General Order 2
To walk my post in a military manner, keeping always on the alert and observing everything that takes place within sight or hearing.

General Order 3
To report all violations of orders I am instructed to enforce.

General Order 4
To repeat all calls from posts more distant from the guardhouse than my own.

General Order 5
To quit my post only when properly relieved.

General Order 6
To receive, obey and pass on to the sentry who relieves me all orders from the commanding officer, officer of the day, and officers and noncommissioned officers of the guard only.

General Order 7
To talk to no one except in the line of duty.

General Order 8
To give the alarm in case of fire or disorder.

General Order 9
To call the corporal of the guard in any case not covered by instructions.

General Order 10
To salute all officers and all colors and standards not cased.

General Order 11
To be especially watchful at night, and during the time for challenging, to challenge all persons on or near my post and to allow no one to pass without proper authority.

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Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island (often abbreviated as MCRD PI) is an 8,095 acres (32.76 km2) military installation located within Port Royal, South Carolina, approximately 5 miles (8.0 km) south of Beaufort, the community that is typically associated with the installation. MCRD Parris Island is used for the training of enlisted Marines. Male recruits living east of the Mississippi River and female recruits from all over the United States report here to receive their initial training. Male recruits living west of the Mississippi River receive their training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San DiegoCalifornia, but may train at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island by special request. (source: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MCRD Cadence !

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The Flags Of Our Fathers and Father’s Day

The Flags Of Our Fathers and Father’s Day

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The Flags Of Our Fathers and Father’s Day

The Star Spangled Banner!

Nothing attains greater height or is displayed, honored or treated with more importance than the American flag. No single flag is more important to our country than the US flag and when displayed in connection with other flags or displayed as part of a collection of US, state, military branch or other flags she always flies ahead, above or first at all times. Have you met her? Do you know her? She is the flag of our fathers.

O say can you see by the dawn’s early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming,
Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,
O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there;
O say does that star-spangled banner yet wave,
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

On the shore dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
Where the foe’s haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o’er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning’s first beam,
In full glory reflected now shines in the stream:
‘Tis the star-spangled banner, O! long may it wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle’s confusion,
A home and a country, should leave us no more?
Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps’ pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave,
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

O thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war’s desolation.
Blest with vict’ry and peace, may the Heav’n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: “In God is our trust.”
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

The 4th Verse Sung By A Marine!

  Join Or Die!

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Join, Or Die.

From the very founding of America there has come flags that have become identified with different periods of American history.

Join, Or Die, originally a cartoon created by the very own Benjamin Franklin, a founding father, displayed a snake cut into eights with each cut marked with one of the original 13 colonies. Featured in the Pennsylvania Gazette, this icon would later become the symbology for unity within the colonies of the future United States.

 

Gadsden Flag: Don’t Tread On Me!

RHWA031_Dont-tread-On-meAs quoted in Wiki ~ The cartoon appeared along with Franklin’s editorial about the “disunited state” of the colonies, and helped make his point about the importance of colonial unity. This cartoon was used in the French and Indian War to symbolize that the colonies needed to join together with Great Britain to defeat the French and Indians.

It became a symbol of colonial freedom during the American Revolutionary War. This colonial icon did get seen on flags and pennants in its day and fueled the Revolutionary War of Independence.

The flag of our founding fathers.   In 1775 another flag gained prominence, named after American general and statesman, Christopher Gadsden, this historical American flag featuring a coiled rattlesnake and the words Don’t Tread On Me! This American revolutionary flag was also adopted by early Continental Marines as an early motto flag, along with the Moultrie Flag. Another flag of our fathers.

Another flag and amazing photograph taken during the Second World War at the summit of Mt Suribachi during the Battle Of Iwo Jima was the 2nd flag raising   Our dedication to the people of this great country is to express freely designs we feel will create a positive awareness of the subject of the 2nd Amendment and its importance as a fundamental part of our country’s history. The 2nd Amendment shirts below were created by those who appreciate our rights as Americans, the education and safe use of firearms and our inherited rights to protect and defend ourselves when needed.

 

Keep Gun And Carry On!

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Keep Gun and Carry On

This design as quoted at VSW ~ Keep Gun And Carry On Shirt Made In America! These gun rights and 2nd Amendment shirts display a singular message: We have the Right to Bear Arms! This is a constitutional right.

When governments seek to remove the guns from law abiding citizens then tyranny is the result. We fought England in 1775 and 1812 because American’s had rights and would not succumb to a non-representing monarchy and the people of the United States will not have their rights taken away when they have the power removed from their ability to defend themselves from enemies foreign and domestic.

The blood of America is Freedom and the military, the soldier, the Sheriff whose oath has been taken preserves the peace but prevents also the governments desire to replace freedom with unchecked rule. The people of the US will not have their right to bear arms taken from them. So when when you express your opinion about gun rights remember to Keep Gun and Carry On!

 

Join Or Die!

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From 1775 to the present day there have been patriots. Men  and women with the roar of defiance in their hearts and the willingness not to accept for the sake of what someone told you. Things were looked at, they were analyzed, and they were often criticized and when agreement was not reached: Revolution!

 

Common Sense Club!

Common Sense Club

When the citizens of this country are left to peacefully go about their days, working, raising families, experiencing the pursuit of the American dream then calm and positive things are often the result. We were promised with the opportunity to pursue life, liberty and happiness and for those who threaten this there is life’s little equalizer: the 45 acp.

 

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit Of All Who Threaten It!

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 America is rich with history and as the following designs will attest each has within it its own statement, iconic references to our forefathers and their desire to not participate as a British colony but exist as its own sovereign country. There would be no crown in America. This sovereign design represents this attitude.

 

My American Gun Club!

American Gun Club

In every major American city and town are the men and women who love to work hard and play hard! They enjoy their weekends, the occasional football game, baseball game or even NASCAR race. Their weekends are filled with friends, family and guns! They shoot at pigeons, targets, deer, elk, or even at each other on occasion when the airsoft challenge is thrown down and teams line up across the battlefield and engage each other in the fields of paint!

We salute you and your gun club and the getting together of good friends in your M’Erican Social Gun Club!   These flags, American icons, extremely important messages that appear in the colors of the US Flag, its streamers, banners and pageantry of American history are our connection to our past, the history of our country and forms a bridge to our fathers.

These are the flags of our fathers!

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“A Few Good Men!” – Slogan of the Week

“A Few Good Men!” – Slogan of the Week

On 20 March 1779 in Boston, Capt. William Jones, USMC, advertised for A Few Good Men to enlist in the Corps for naval duty. The term seemed ideally suited for Marines, mainly because of the implication that a few good men would be enough. This term has survived for over 200 years and has been synonymous with the U.S. Marines to this day.

Our focus this week are the few good men and women of the modern United States Marine Corps. Like our founding heroes mustering up forces to aid the revolution for freedom, our current Marines fighting around the globe are doing no less. From the top brass to the grunt on the front line, these few and proud soldiers signify the spirit, body and mind of the warrior ethos which is ingrained through countless hours of MOS training in the classroom and in the field.

Only a select breed is able to uphold the standards and tradition embodied in today’s Marine Corps. As rigid as ancient Sparta, these troops are put to the test and forged into an effective fighting force for freedom.

If only we held this measure to our elected leaders and officials perhaps we would not be in the socio-economic downspin that we find ourselves beset. If only it were the campaign slogans for the next candidates who wish to take the reigns of government and hard press them to perform no less than our founding fathers did in the diplomatic and financial struggle for independence. Why cant our representatives muster the courage necessary to surmount today’s obstacles? Our guess is that fewer and fewer politicians ever served this great nations military and fewer were Marines. Maybe our returning soldiers will start running for congress and untrench the spineless quagmire of uncompromising partisan rhetoric from those only interested in their dividends rather than their constituency.

Vision-Strike-Wear is dedicated to the fighting forces of the United States Marines and all branches of the military by creating many designs and styles to capture the essence and encompass as many military occupational specialties (MOS) within the Armed Forces.measure to our elected leaders and officials perhaps we would not be in the socio-economic down spin that we find ourselves beset. If only it were the campaign slogans for the next candidates who wish to take the reigns of government and hard press them to perform no less than our founding fathers did in the diplomatic and financial struggle for independence. Why cant our representatives muster the courage necessary to surmount today’s obstacles? Our guess is that fewer and fewer politicians ever served this great nations military and fewer were Marines. Maybe our returning soldiers will start running for congress and untrench the spineless quagmire of uncompromising partisan rhetoric from those only interested in their dividends rather than their constituency.

Our hats off to our military for your bravery. Vision-Strike-Wear.Com commends our men and women of the United States Marine Corps  as well as all the branches of the military serving worldwide.

Vision-Strike-Wear.Com continues to celebrate the Marine Corps birthday during the month of November 2013, offering all its Marine apparel and decals Made in America. No Promo Code needed. Choose from designs like our full print Marine military Rank shirts as well as our other designs like Artillery King of Battle/Guns of Death, Peace through Superior Fire Power and new additions like Know Your Enemy, Double Tap See No Evil, These Colors Wont Run and more.

Additionally, for our Iraqi Veterans, we added a Commemorative United States Military Operation Iraqi Freedom Certificate poster where you can honor your service in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Personalize it by adding in your name, your rank, your personal testimony, your citations and awards, tours you’ve served in, etc. You can also get other military posters and even drink ware with your favorite military design.

 

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Kick Ass US Marines Custom T shirt Designs 2012

Kick Ass US Marines Custom T shirt Designs 2012

So many wonderful chances to work with the United States Marine Corps in 2012. We had the honor of working with grunt units from 29 Palms to a few forward deployed MARSOC units and many more other USMC units from infantry to transaportant to artillery that the design labs at Vision-Strike-Wear.Com went into full MOTO.

A few of the more detailed USMC custom shirt designs are displayed below. Thank you to all of our US Marines for their incredible strength, courage, durability and passion for leading as an example. We are forever grateful to you and it was an honor to have served you in 2012.

When you are looking to have your next custom USMC shirt created check out Vision-Strike-Wear.Com!

No Comm 2nd BN 11th Marines for their Comms!

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Created for MWSS-371-Motor T!

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The IRON HORSE! HMH-461 Det A Unit 77000 custom USMC shirt.

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We didn’t want to leave out our Devil Docs!  A custom design we did for the Hospital Corpsman of the 1st MARDIV.

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A custom USMC design for shirts for C Company 1st CEB

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RC(SW) I MEF with a washed look per the USMC request.

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RC(SW) I MEF deployment shirts. A lot of inside jokes by the Marines when they asked us to do this one.

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8th Comm Bn HS Motor T Marine custom shirt design

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Thank you to the wonderful USMC units we had the opportunity of working with and serving. We enjoyed every custom Marine design and shirt we deigned and printed for you during 2012 and look forward to many years of cutting edge custom military graphics and design for you.