Semper Fi

I am a few days late on this, was out of the country last week and didn’t see this until now…

From The State:

Sgt. Chuck Taliano was awaiting an honorable discharge at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island in 1968 when a reservist writing a book about boot camp snapped a picture of him giving a recruit an “attitude readjustment.”

That cemented Taliano’s place in Corps legend.

The photo captured his snarling mug inches from a fresh-faced recruit with the caption, “We don’t promise you a rose garden.” It was on thousands of Marine Corps recruiting posters printed during the 1970s and 1980s.

I had that poster up on the barracks wall.

And just because July 4th is coming up:

Semper Fi Chuck.

Hat tip to Mike.



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