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Courage

Fowler: If you have the courage and the internal fortitude to put your feet on those yellow footprints and make that journey to be a United States Marine, I don't personally see what could be a better accomplishment in your life.

Male: You've taken the first step to becoming a member of the world's finest fight force, the United States Marine Corps. Do you understand?

Group: Yes sir.

Male: Scream louder.

Group: Yes sir.

Long: I was the only girl from my high school who decided to enlist, and I joined the Marine Corps.

Female: It's time to let it out.

Group: Yes ma'am.

Long: Just the courage alone to go to the world's toughest physically and mentally demanding recruit training speaks for itself.

Ghee: To me courage is accomplishing a task or mission in the face of fear or adversity.

Fuller: Courage isn't the absence of fear, but it's the will to push through that fear.

Chantaca: Getting ready to leave on deployment, everyone has that fear of the unknown. But overcoming that fear is the highest standard of courage.

Harrell: Marines often find their courage through their brothers in arms. They might be scared to do something, but they know their brother to their left and their right is relying on them to make the right decision. You know that you have to go in together.

Macea: The moral courage, when you know somebody is wrong, to just say something to let them know that they're wrong. And sometimes that's a lot harder than the physical courage.

Huff: To say what needs to be said and do what needs to be done, despite what others may think about you, is definitely looked upon with great respect.

Kuhn: All the leadership traits that the Marine Corps requires and demands of all Marines are not only warrior traits but also citizen values. Everything that you do in the Marine Corps will transition with you once you get out, and they will be applied in all aspects of life.

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