November 1932

"Here Come the Marines!"

Volume 17, Issue 3

"Here comes the Quantico Marines!" was the cry that echoed from thousands of throats as an organization of four battalions of well trained, sun tanned marines marched up Pennsylvania Avenue, leading the annual firemen's national parade, a turn-out which this year reached the proportion of attracting the attendance of twenty thousand people.

The four battalions of marines ordinarily would have been very proud to have been mistaken for the Quantico outfit, but as things were they would have much preferred to be called by their right name, "The Sixth Marine Reserve Brigade."

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Francis E Pierce