Parris Island is one of two Marine recruit training camps, the other being San Diego.  Walking around the island and seeing a glimpse of what recruit life is like gave us tremendous respect for Marines.  From the moment they stand on the infamous yellow footprints and are taught how to stand at attention and address their Drill Instructor, to the Crucible, a grueling 54 hours of sleep and food deprivation while marching 45 miles, shooting and overcoming obstacles as a team.

Famous Marines include Ted Williams (baseball), Steve McQueen (actor), Bob Keeshan (Captain Kangaroo), Glen Bell (founder of Taco Bell), and Fred Smith, who learned a thing or two about military logistics, and started a little company called FedEx.