There’s a new mascot at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island. He’s got what it takes to be a Marine, a depot spokesman said. What he doesn’t have is a name.
The 8-week-old English Bulldog arrived this month at the depot. His predecessor, Sgt. Archibald Hummer, died in his sleep on Sept. 7 at the age of 5.
The new puppy is described as both active and cute, said depot spokesman Sgt. Russell Midori.
“He definitely has what it takes, but it’s going to take some training to get him up to the standard,” Midori said.
The name of the new mascot is ultimately up to depot commander Brig. Gen. Lori Reynolds, Midori said, but the base is also taking suggestions via this Facebook post.
Some notable suggestions include “Dakota,” for Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. Dakota Meyer, and “Ira,” for Cpl. Ira Hayes, who took part in the second flag-raising on Iwo Jima immortalized by Joe Rosenthal’s photograph.
What would you name pup?
Dakota In honor of Sgt Dakota MEYER, MOH Recipient
First a female in charge, now a cute, cuddly mascot. What’s next?
I recommend Pvt Dakota Meyer as well….
How about “Gunny?”
My husband was a D.I. at P.I. He’s now retiring after 20+ yrs. With a fitting last name, I suggest “Gunny Bone”.
How about pvt. Burrows after former CMC Gen Burrows.
One word, one sylable that says it all and is uniquely Marine: “Top”.
Winston – He was an English Bulldog.
Gray after CMC Gen. Gray
Dakota Dunham is outstanding! Two MOH awardees in a single name.
he is a English so George Lejeune.
“Papa Bear,” which was former CMC General Alfred M. Gray’s nickname.
name him Digi, for our digital uniforms.
Digi Dan for the digs and Dan Daily.
Lt Presley O’Bannon. Let’s give him rank. USNA graduate?!!
Banny for short. Look up the Lt’s history.
going from Michelle’s comment: about the use of Mameluke ( hence a second connection of Marmaduke
Name him “Col Frank Musgrave” after the Marine/Astronaut/Physician. He represents intelligence, perseverance, strength, and service. Plus I think he just looks like a “Frank”. 🙂
Dakota for are new MOH recip Semper FI!!!!
I would name the pup “FREEDOM”
Dakota in honor of Sgt Dakota Meyer
or any of our fallen heroes over the last ten plus years.
One word, one syllable, straight to the point: “Top”.
I would name it Shawn after my father because he has served 20+ years in the Marine Corps as well as helping with the logistics of buliding the 3rd Battalion barracks on the Paris Island base. It would be an honorable name and would fit the dog well.
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Sgt Reginald (Reg) DeVil
What about Bob after the battle of the bulge.