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Old 08-17-2011, 10:16 AM
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Today we emailed all members with news events taking place here at Yellow Footprints. Becasue we do not require you to become a member we still want you to know what's taking place here. With that said I am cutting and pasting the notice we sent out on

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For those of you still looking for your boot camp graduation books we (yellow Footprints) have been receiving more and more of these books that have been donated to our archive collection of books. At this point in time we are holding hundreds of books we are trying to find a home for.

Again we are asking for your help in getting the word out. If you belong to an organization like the Marine Corps League (MCL), Marine Corps Association, or any other Marine Corps association please get the word out that we have these books that need homes.

As I’ve said before, these books are FREE OF CHARGE to those Marines who have lost, or misplaced their books over the years. We do ask that you cover shipping and handling cost.

In the news:

We’ve been informed that a number of boxes of books are on their way to us that will be added to the boot camp database within the next week or two so keep your eyes open and check your platoon section to see if your book is one of them.

Over this last few months a number of interesting things have taken place or are about to take place in regards to finding, and cataloging graduation books.

Thanks to Marines like Steve McCrum who took time off his busy schedule and personally visited different training battalions at Parris Island for the single purpose of cataloging each training battalions collection of books for listing in the Yellow Footprints database. Or former Marine Valerie Shields who with a former Marine Colonel will be visiting the Marine Corps women Marine battalion (4th) at Parris Island to scan and catalog their books. This new database they’re creating will be given to Yellow Footprints for entry into the boot camp listing database.

Private collectors: From Marines, and non-Marines alike who collect these historic books, Yellow Footprints has received numerous listings of those books located with private collectors, contact information (email addresses) are posted in each of the platoon sections created from these listings.
Marines Like Mike Davis, SgtMajor B, and Bill Pilgrim to our own site historian SSgt Luke have also added their collection to our listings. In the end there are to many names that should be listed here that support our mission, each of you knows who you are, and how much it means to your fellow Marines that your supporting this mission.

Then there’s Geri, Geri is not a Marine, but one who supports our mission with regards to these historical books. Geri has purchased and GIVEN to Yellow Footprints books that she has purchased for the sole purpose of getting them back to those Marines who lived the experience of graduating the toughest boot camp around.

Without the help and commitment of those mentioned above these historical books may never be found, much less cataloged.

Coming soon: the Marine Corps Historical Societies of San Diego has a new web site coming out that will be used among other things to list those books they have on-hand.

As new events take place we will do our best to keep you informed.

The Yellow Footprints Team
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Old 08-19-2011, 07:08 PM
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