November 2010

From Firefights to Fighting Tops: Marines Share Corps' History with the Public

Volume 93, Issue 11


Jakob Schulz

Only a few can fill the shoes of Marines, but at the National Museum of the Marine Corps, visitors can follow Marine footsteps through history: the famed yellow footprints of recruit depots, the smudged tar footprints on a Continental Navy ship's deck, frozen boot prints in the snow ofToktong Pass in Korea and jungle boot imprints in the red clay of Hill 88 1 South in Vietnam. Yet in addition to these vivid historical portrayals, visitors can shake hands with active-duty Marines who currently fill those shoes and learn about the path those footsteps are taking toward the future.

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