Need Help Identifying Boot Camp Cartoon Pics

Need Help Identifying Boot Camp Cartoon Pics

By: Lawrence Chorzelewski

I found these pictures at an antique store. The are four cartoon-like pictures in the set ( have attached two), depicting life in boot camp. They are dated OK for publication in 1949. I have checked with the Marine Corps Historical Society without any luck in identify the source of the pictures. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Semper Fi, Larry Chorzelewski, SSgt

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8 comments


  • MSgt Edd Prothro, USMC Ret. 1964-1984

    Good catch, Harry, I didn’t notice that. Semper Fi!!!


  • Harry 1371

    Also note absence of Eagle,Globe and Anchor on sharpshooter badge. I agree WWII/Korea era. Harry 1371.


  • MSgt Edd Prothro, USMC Ret. 1964-1984

    Larry – Although I don’t know the source, they look similar to many cartoons which were published in Leatherneck magazine. I do know that those often came from individual Marines, as I submitted some which were published during my early days in the Corps. It is clear that the cartoon is WWII/Korea era because of the “Ike” jackets and M-1 cartridge belts. It’s amazing what can be found in thrift store, resale shops and antique stores if you only look. I think you’ve found a treasure, thanks for sharing. Semper Fi!!!


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