Maria Daume, was born in a Russian prison and brought to Long Island, N.Y., at the age of 4 when she and her twin brother were adopted.
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She Was Born In A Russian Prison And Became A US Marine. The Infantry Is Next
Maria Daume was born in a prison in Siberia, Russia, and now she’s a United States Marine headed to the School of Infantry.
Pfc. Amanda H. Issa prepares for a graduation ceremony Sept. 30, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C.
News
This Little Girl From Mosul Grew Up To Be A US Marine
She’s ready to take the fight wherever the Marine Corps sends her.
The Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon marches in front of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial on their way to perform for the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington April 12, 2014.
Entertainment
QUIZ: How Well Do You Know The Marine Corps?
Do you remember your boot camp knowledge? Take the quiz to find out.
Sergeant Preston T. Brown, India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, instructs a recruit to respond louder during pick up at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Dec. 18.
Joining the Military
These Are The First Words Out Of Your Drill Instructor’s Mouth
These are the first words you’ll ever hear your senior drill instructor say during Marine Corps boot camp.
Rct. Stetson G. Sap, Platoon 2040, Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, writes a letter during his free time.
Humor
‘Get Me The F**k Off This Island,’ Reads Letter From Parris Island Marine
If there were a Pulitzer category for letters home from disgruntled Marine Corps recruits, this one would take the prize.
Col. Christopher Nash, Lora Smith-Merriweather, Chief Warrant Officer 4 Brett Cordsen, Ian Gilbert and Ricardo Reyes stand around the citation honoring Cpl. Larry Harris at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California on May 19.
Unsung Heroes
UNSUNG HEROES: This Marine Gave His Life Carrying One Of His Wounded Men To Safety
A new generation of Marines will have the opportunity to learn of Cpl. Larry D. Harris’ selfless sacrifice.
A screenshot from a Department of Defense Facebook video shows a Marine Corps drill instructor correcting a recruit during an initial drill inspection.
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Drill Instructors Terrorize Recruits During Initial Drill Video
Watch drill instructors mercilessly lay into would-be Marines in this video of initial drill.