The Marine Shop is part of the Marine Corps Association & Foundation (MCA&F). Besides shopping online, MCA&F members, active duty Marines, family members and Marine Corps fans can visit our two brick-and-mortar stores in Quantico and Camp Lejeune. Both stores carry Marine Corps themed gifts, apparel and books and offer special services such as Engraving, Dog Tags (Camp Lejeune only), and Medal/Ribbon Mounting.
Shortly after leaving radio school, I was assigned to the 1st Medium Tank Battalion of the 2d Marine Division. I had difficulty adjusting to the close confines of a tank. It bothered me to be enclosed in this hulking 33-ton mass of steel, peering out only through a periscope. As soon as possible, therefore, I made my escape into another mode of transportation. We had a newly formed reconnaissance platoon, and this was for me. It was comprised of a couple of half-tracks and half a dozen Jeeps, and each vehicle required a radio operator. Read the entire article.
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