Happy Anniversary USMC
17 years ago today I was standing on some yellow footprints down at MCRD San Diego getting yelled at by some psychopath in a funny hat. I am going to have to get a new job soon. Boo!
On that day DoD 4160.21-M-1, "Defense Demilitarization Manual" was also
This article was in time Magazine
Monthly Basic pay for a Private in the Marines was 753.90 before FICA, Social Security, MGIB, and medicare got taken out. You ended up with about 400.00 after all that.
Funny thing is, when I first enlisted, I did not even know we got paid!