The other day I was talking with a friend from our church at the lab where we get our blood test done and he asked me why I wear so many t shirt with Marines on them ( I get them all from Sgt Grit). He spent two years in the Army. I said because Once a Marine, Always I Marine. He just laughed. He didn't get it. I went to Parris Island in June 1960 with a platoon of all South Jersey guys, sponored by the Camden Courier-Post newspaper. Platoon 358. I spent three years at Camp Lejeune and one year at Newport Naval Base in R.I. I am proud to be called a Marine and my last duty station will be Guarding the Streets of Heaven like in our song.
Cpl DiGiacomo 1960-1964