Moment: New Marine recruits
attired in their odd (note
the footwear) Navy uniforms were
congratulated by Major Brewster Rhoades after
being completing their indoctrination training.
Behind Major Rhoades are Capt. Herbert
W. Underwood, USN, Lt. Cmdr. Lester R.
Reiter, USN, and Lt. John Doran. Commissioned
February 9, 1943, the proud smile of the
cadet crossing the steps
of Abbey Chapel says it all.(40)