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The oldest recruit to complete Marine Corps boot camp

Today, the average Marine recruit attending boot camp at MCRD San Diego or Parris Island is 21 years old. However, when Paul Douglas attended boot camp in 1942, he was 50. Douglas was born in 1892. He worked as an economics professor from 1916-1942. He also ran for and won a seat on the Chicago … Continued

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