East and West Coast Drill Instructors Association Commemorative Legacy Book

Retail Price: $59.95

The WCDIA and ECDIA is pleased to announce that work is underway on a new book to document the history and role of Marine Corps Drill Instructors across the nation and their role in training disciplined and physically fit Marines, both yesterday and today.

In addition to a detailed history of the USMC recruit training and the USMC Drill Instructor School, this exciting book will feature a special section showcasing biographies of WCDIA and ECDIA members with “then and now” photographs, and YOU are invited to be included. There will be no cost to have your 200-word biography included!

Our book will feature veterans from all eras, from World War II, to the jungles of Southeast Asia, Iraq and Afghanistan, and other conflicts across the globe. Note: all former Drill Instructors are encouraged to participate, even those who were active in peacetime — all served with honor and distinction. The book will also include special after action reports, stories and photographs from the membership.

Submit your personal biography. Biographies are brief vignettes (up to 200 words) detailing the person’s military career and life after the and also may include up to two (2) photographs of each individual, one from the service along with a current picture. (use the form below and upload pictures to box below)

You may also submit historic photos and general interest stories of up to 1,000 words for the editor’s review. When sending photos, please include your name, address and a caption on the back.

This unique book will give us the opportunity to record our rich heritage, inspiring and educating future generations in love of Corps and country! Please send us your information so this book may be as complete as possible. IT IS FREE TO BE INCLUDED!

Widows, friends and family members are also encouraged to send in biographical portraits and materials for their loved ones now passed on—a perfect tribute to your veteran’s service to our nation.

Members and friends of the WCDIA and ECDIA may order their personal copy of this keepsake for only $59.95. This will be a limited edition printing and only those who order now, before it goes to press, will be assured of receiving a copy. Therefore, you are encouraged to order by the 30 September 2022 deadline.

Please take advantage of this special opportunity and help us document the rich legacy of the 1st Marine Division—SSgt Gregg Stoner, Book Chairman, WCDIA

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  • Personal Date (private information such as your email and address will not be included in the book)

  • Max. file size: 300 MB.
  • Max. file size: 300 MB.
    JPEG, TIFF, or PNG files only. For best reproduction in print, file size should be 500kb or larger. The first photo is free; additional photos are $15.00 each.
  • Military Information

  • Professional / Retired Information

  • Thank you for submitting your history and photos. While no book purchase is required for your submission, only those who order in advance at the special pre-sale price are guaranteed receiving a copy of the book. To reserve your copy now, scroll to the top of the page.

Pay for extra photos here

Pay for extra words here

Proceeds from the sale of this book will also help other communities and organizations preserve their history through Our American Heritage Project, a non-profit organization.

Book Details
Pages: To be determined pages
Product Dimensions: 9" X 12"
ISBN: Presale
Cover Type: Hardcover
Case Quantity:

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