THE Marine Corps has been notably free from slavish imitation or hasty adoption of the customs and traditions of the sister services. In no department has it more tenaciously held to its own distinctive attributes than in its uniform and equipment. Despite its numerical inferiority it has steered its own course as is evident from the fact that, although marines have served at sea ever since their formation, we have preserved our own uniform, equipment and organization distinctive, except in minor details, from that of the Navy.
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