Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Molly Marines and their badass DIs

On November 10, 1943, the city of New Orleans dedicated the first United States monument of a woman in service uniform: “Molly Marine.” A local recruiter commissioned the statue to help recruit women during World War II. For female Marines, Molly represents the countless contributions female Marines have made to the Corps. She has become a symbol of esprit de corps for all women Marines. Just before graduation from boot camp, the female recruits are asked to name one woman within their platoon who best exemplifies esprit de corps. Here, we celebrate two of our newest sisters, Privates Singleton and Valdez, pictured with their drill instructors.

I saw this picture on the semi normal day to day life of a female Marine. I thought it was totally bad ass. Look at the attitudes of those Drill Instructors. Awesome. I promise you one thing, you have to practice in front of a mirror to look that bad ass. Click the picture to resize.

The actual Molly Marine statue.

1 comment:

Akinoluna - a female Marine said...

Yeah I thought that photo was funny. The recruits are grinning ear to ear and the DIs are all, "Are we effing done yet?"