News: Gulfport, Miss., native a Marine Corps drill instructor on Parris Island
Story by Lance Cpl. MaryAnn Hill
PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. - Only about 600 Marine Corps drill instructors shape the approximately 20,000 recruits who come to Parris Island annually into basic United States Marines.
This handful of dedicated DIs is entrusted with sustaining a more than 237-year legacy by transforming men and women into the next generation of Marines. This is one of those drill instructors.