What is boot camp like in the Marine Corps? Check out our week by week guide for what you can expect if you want to earn the title United States Marine. The USMC's boot camp is the longest of all the services.
The "Why did you join the Marines," dialog portrayed in this clip from the HBO movie Generation Kill is right on the money. Whether you are a young Marine or an older one, you'll enjoy this clip from the movie!
John Basilone - He served three years in the United States Army with duty in the Philippines before joining the Marine Corps. In 1940 he joined the Marine Corps and after attending training was sent to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the Solomon Islands and eventually to Guadalcanal where he held off 3,000 Japanese troops after his 15-member unit was reduced to two men. He was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of Iwo Jima, after which he was posthumously honored with the Navy Cross.