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American History in Photos

“LADY LEATHERNECKS – QUANTICO, VA.: The gear that Lt. Donna Manning is wearing during combat training at the U.S. Marine Corps base at Quantico recently isn’t exactly tailored to measure. The Marine Corps has no intention of putting women on the front lines or even in any of the combat arms specialties – infantry, artillery, tanks or planes. ‘Everyone equates this training with combat,’ says Col. C.D. Dean, Basic School commanding officer, ‘but I look at it in terms of practical experience in leadership.’ 4-29-77”

Gone Shooting

I went shooting last Thursday, the first time this year. I only took two of my Ruger 22 pistols. I wasn’t in the mood to shoot anything larger. I went early on a weekday so there were very few people around and the weather was perfect too, just a relaxing couple of hours – trying to make one big hole out of a bunch of little ones. That’s a morning well spent.