Pvt. Opha May Johnson, 40, first enlisted female Marine sometime after joining the Marine Corps. Johnson enlisted into the reserve in August 1918. (Courtesy of the Marine Corps History Division, Historical Reference Branch) Read more: http://www.dvidshub.net/image/993597/female-marines-celebrate-95-years-corps#.Ugki3VO9x4w#ixzz2bmMnCiq6
Harvey Keitel (born May 13, 1939) is an American actor. Like Gene Hackman, he left home at age 16 to join the Marines, ending up in Lebanon with Operation Blue Bat in 1958. In this 2003 interview, he said, "For me the Marine Corps was a spiritual journey. It's not about war. Our duty is to protect those who do not have the means to protect themselves."
Steve McQueen joined the Marine Corps in 1947, age 17. He saved the lives of five other Marines during an Arctic exercise, pulling them from a tank before it broke through ice into the sea. He was also assigned to an honor guard responsible for guarding then U.S. President Harry Truman's yacht. McQueen served until 1950 when he was honorably discharged.
What is boot camp like in the Marine Corps? Check out our week by week guide for what you can expect if you want to earn the title United States Marine. The USMC's boot camp is the longest of all the services.