"Up All Hammocks"
Some little time ago, on the 15th of November, 1929, to be exact, Headquarters of the United States Marine Corps followed the advice of the poet Longfellow and "Shot an arrow into the air." Where that arrow was destined to fall no one knew or would hazard a guess.
The bow propelling this arrow was made of the same sturdy oak of which "Old Ironsides" was constructed and the thongs which bent this bow were made from the tough sinews of those who go down to the sea in ships and who allow no compromise with defeat.
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