Parris Island


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Par·ris Island

 (păr′ĭs)
An island of the Sea Islands off southern South Carolina near Beaufort. The site of the first French settlement (1562-1564) in the Americas, it has been a US Marine Corps training installation since 1915.

Par′ris Is′land

(ˈpær ɪs)
n.
a U.S. Marine Corps training station in SE South Carolina, S of Port Royal Island.
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This new home near Parris Island sold by Carletha is measured at 2,643 square feet.
Back at Parris Island, the senior enlisted ranks were enthusiastic for action, an opportunity for The White House to make right the 1961 Bay of Pigs disaster.
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I broke it on Parris Island when I jumped off a truck,'' Ortega said.
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After three months at the corps' notoriously grueling boot camp on Parris Island in South Carolina, which he described as a place "no marine will ever forget," Iuliano was stationed at El Toro in California and attained the rank of Corporal.
Instead, he was sent to San Antonio, Texas to learn English at the Defense Language Institute, English Language Center for two months before reporting to Parris Island.
Parris Island makes the Marines what they are, but it also is an anachronism, so alien to society that Disney has actually started offering tours of the island.