Willie Powell

...Oglesby Powell, was a native of Jenkins County. He served in the United States Marine Corps and was stationed at both Parris Island and Quantico, VA. He also served during World War II and was the last marine to witness the bombing of Pearl Harbor...

Parris Island leader says women can handle combat

PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. - The first female Marine Corps...tough-as-nails basic training site on Parris Island says she's confident women in the Corps...basic training sites for the Marines, Parris Island holds near-legendary status in the...

Augusta area celebrates Independence Day

From 1969 to 1975, Tommy Leonard and David Kinsey served in the Marine Corps together, traveling from bases in Parris Island, S.C., to as far away as San Diego.Four decades have come and gone, but each Independence Day the Augusta natives...

Fourth of July events include fireworks, music, more

...kayak rodeo; shag party Saturday evening, Plum Branch Yacht Club; tlsps.orgHOPELANDS SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: PARRIS ISLAND MARINE CORPS BANDWHEN: 7 p.m. Monday, July 7WHERE: Hopelands Gardens, 135 Dupree Place, AikenDETAILS: Free...

NBC films series pilot on Parris Island

...Beaufort, or more specifically, to Parris Island Marine Corps Recruit Depot, where...bring the magic of what happens at Parris Island to the screen," he said. Executive...exciting to be able to come to Parris Island to tell the story of what happens...

Parris Island Marine recruit paralyzed

PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. - The Marines are investigating an incident last month during...Florida paralyzed.A spokeswoman for the Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island told The Beaufort Gazette that officials would not talk about exactly...

Parris Island gets first female commander

PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. - The Marine Corps Recruit Depot at Parris Island is getting its first female commander.The Beaufort Gazette reports Brig. Gen. Lori Reynolds will become the first woman commanding general in the depot's 96-year history...

New drama based on Marines

...extra dose of drama is coming to Parris Island, S.C., this spring. As new...two-hour show will be filmed at the Parris Island Marine Corps Depot in April...should start in early April on Parris Island, he said. "We're really excited...

Marine recruit injured

PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. - A Marine recruit at the Parris Island training depot was critically injured...Thirty-three recruits have died at Parris Island from various causes since February 1970...

Bowe, Marines worlds apart

PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. - Riddick Bowe signed up for...Riddick to deal with." Bowe reported to Parris Island on Feb. 10, but the first few days...disqualified for low blows. Officials at Parris Island tried without success to get Bowe to...

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