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This 70s Marine Recruiting Video Wants To Take The Hippie Out Of You
Back in the hazy Vietnam War days of 1968, Marine Sgt. Chuck Taliano was only a month away from snagging his DD-214, capping off his five-year enlistment. Three of his five years were spent as a Drill Instructor at Parris Island, a piece of real estate referred to as a ‘blot on creation’ by the Marine Corps Association.
Taliano was helping provide an ‘attitude readjustment’ to an incoming platoon of new recruits, as is the tradition among the roving cadre of campaign hat enthusiasts. A photographer captured the iconic moment, and unbeknownst to Taliano, a new Marine Corps recruiting push was born.
From this series of photographs, one went on to anchor an iconic recruiting poster, while the others in the series were used as the intro to a recruiting video that took the slogan “We don't promise you a rose garden.”
Hitting television screens in the early 1970s, the new recruiting commercial was a call to wannabe Marines that they should stop being hippies and get a haircut — at Parris Island.
“If you just want to be one of the boys stick with the boys,” a voiceover said. “The Marines are looking for a few good men.”
Chuck with a copy of the recruiting poster bearing his image. Cpl. Jennifer Brofer
The ‘Rose Garden’ recruiting push ran from 1971-1984, and in 1971 Taliano discovered he was the face of it by complete accident.
According to an interview with the Marine Corps, his father called him to let him know his face was in the pages of Newsweek. Taliano went on to work in the publishing industry, and worked at the Parris Island museum gift shop until his death in 2010.
He left behind the standard of what to expect when recruits step on the yellow footprints at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, a land that is certainly ‘No Rose Garden’.
The FBI is treating the recent shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida, as a terrorist attack, several media outlets reported on Sunday.
"We work with the presumption that this was an act of terrorism," USA Today quoted FBI Agent Rachel Rojas as saying at a news conference.
WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un risks losing "everything" if he resumes hostility and his country must denuclearize, after the North said it had carried out a "successful test of great significance."
"Kim Jong Un is too smart and has far too much to lose, everything actually, if he acts in a hostile way. He signed a strong Denuclearization Agreement with me in Singapore," Trump said on Twitter, referring to his first summit with Kim in Singapore in 2018.
"He does not want to void his special relationship with the President of the United States or interfere with the U.S. Presidential Election in November," he said.
The three sailors whose lives were cut short by a gunman at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida, on Friday "showed exceptional heroism and bravery in the face of evil," said base commander Navy Capt. Tim Kinsella.
Ensign Joshua Kaleb Watson, Airman Mohammed Sameh Haitham, and Airman Apprentice Cameron Scott Walters were killed in the shooting, the Navy has announced.
The Pentagon’s troop deployment denials means nothing when the White House screams ‘fake news’ all the time
The Pentagon has a credibility problem that is the result of the White House's scorched earth policy against any criticism. As a result, all statements from senior leaders are suspect.
We're beyond the point of defense officials being unable to say for certain whether a dog is a good boy or girl. Now we're at the point where the Pentagon has spent three days trying to knock down a Wall Street Journal story about possible deployments to the Middle East, and they've failed to persuade either the press or Congress.
The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday that the United States was considering deploying up to 14,000 troops to the Middle East to thwart any potential Iranian attacks. The story made clear that President Trump could ultimately decide to send a smaller number of service members, but defense officials have become fixated on the number 14,000 as if it were the only option on the table.
This article originally appeared on Business Insider.
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. – Gen. David Berger, the US Marine Corps commandant, suggested the concerns surrounding a service members' use of questionable Chinese-owned apps like TikTok should be directed against the military's leadership, rather than the individual troops.
Speaking at the Reagan National Defense Forum in Simi Valley, California, on Saturday morning, Berger said the younger generation of troops had a "clearer view" of the technology "than most people give them credit for."
"That said, I'd give us a 'C-minus' or a 'D' in educating the force on the threat of even technology," Berger said. "Because they view it as two pieces of gear, 'I don't see what the big deal is.'"