Table of contents for Parris Island : once a recruit, always a marine / Eugene Alvarez.

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Chapter One: "Where It All Begins:" Parris Island and San Diego.
Chapter Two: "In the beginning, was the left foot."
Chapter Three: "Parris Island is not the kind of place you forget."
Chapter Four : "When I first got here [Parris Island] I thought I would die. / After two weeks I hoped I would die. / 
Later I knew I would not die / Because I had become too tough to kill."
Chapter Five: When a boot leaves Parris Island, "He talks like a sailor, walks / like a soldier, but boasts that he is a 
Chapter Six: To the Pacific's distant shores, 1940-1945.
Chapter Seven: One of the outstanding characteristics of the Recruit / Depots is "their ability to expand and contract 
in size / as times and conditions require."
Chapter Eight: The three most important places in the Marine Corps are "the two recruit depots and the Basic 
Schools in Quantico.where we train Marines."
Chapter Nine: "Ribbon Creek hit the Marine Corps harder than almost any of its famed battles in World War II."
Chapter Ten: "By today's standards, the DI of earlier years did everything wrong."
Chapter Eleven: "Boot the price of membership / in a proud fighting fraternity."
Chapter Twelve: "Comparing the recruit training of today with the training of yesterday 
is a waste of time. Who will listen? Nobody! So I sit and talk to my beer."
Chapter Thirteen: No boot "ever forgets the day he rode across the Parris Island causeway as a Marine with a 'salty' 
left emblem on his 'cover.'" 
Contributors Living And Deceased And Credits
Suggested Bibliography
The Author

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Parris Island (S.C. : Recruit depot).
United States. Marine Corps.