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Yvonne Valtierra • 4 weeks ago

Sgt. Daniel Mullis, a formal marksmanship training course instructor at the Individual Simulated Marksmanship Trainer here, pins an expert badge on Jorge Solis, 5, who visited the base as a wish child with the Make-A- Wish Foundation of Orange County and the Inland Empire. Solis, Jorge, who suffers from retinoblastoma, a rare type of eye cancer, experienced the base with his parents and three brothers.

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Jorge Solis, 5, gets a rifle shooting lesson from Sgt. Daniel Mullis, a formal marksmanship training course instructor at the Individual Simulated Marksmanship Trainer here, Aug. 10. Solis, who suffers from retinoblastoma, a rare type of eye cancer, got the chance to live his dream when the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Orange County and the Inland Empire partnered with Camp Pendleton to conduct a hands-on tour for Jorge and his family, Aug. 10.

Jorge Solis, 5, shows Marine Corps Sgt. Benjamin Maple the challenge coins he recieved during his tour of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 10, 2012. Solis, who has retinoblastoma, a rare eye cancer, wished to be a Marine for a day. Maple is kennel master at the K-9 kennels on the Marine base. U. S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jovane Henry

Rose Garden by United States Marine Corps Official Page The “Rose Garden” poster was the first in a series of posters with a slogan that read, “The Marines are looking for a few good men,” a recruiting campaign that ran from late 1971 until mid-1984. The drill instructor featured in the poster, Sgt. Charles A. Taliano, has said of service on the drill field. “It was the best job I have ever had,” he said. “The hours were long; the pressure was great; the rewards were many. I would not trade the

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Uniforms and battlegrounds may change, but Marines remain the same breed.

Hold them close while you can (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Reece Lodder)