Parris Island Graduation


Yesterday I had the great honor to join my colleague in attending the graduation of the son of a friend. My colleague had himself graduated from Parris Island boot camp 22 years ago. It was a wonderful event and amazing to see these young men transformed. (One young Marine told me he had lost 40 lbs! He looked solid and healthy now, so I am guessing those were 40 lbs that won’t be missed.) I will put more photos on flickr when I get better bandwidth, but in the meantime here are two.

UPDATE: The photos are now up on flickr: Targuman.

Parade Rest

This Drill Sergeant was unbelievable, a caricature. His voice was like a rusty nail.

The Drill Sergeant was amazing, a caricature. His voice was like a rusty nail.