If Everybody Could get in the Marines, It Wouldn’t Be the Marines by United States Marine Corps Official Page Vintage Sunday (It wouldn’t be the Marines) If you joined the Marine Corps when this was around …
–Your commandant: Gen. Alfred M. Gray, Jr.
–Sgt. Maj. of the Marine Corps: Sgt. Maj. David W. Sommers.
–Monthly Base Pay: E-1 (669.60) O-1 (1,387.20)
–Major engagement: Gulf War and Operation Desert Shield
–Prior to boot camp you might have carried a boom box on your shoulder.
–East and West Germany were reunified into a single German state.
– The Hubble Space telescope went into orbit.