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Thomas Hoepker: A US Marine drill sergeant

Conditioned by books and movies, such as Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket, as well as by stories from soldiers about their experiences, the public expects to see severe reprimands in portrayals of training in traditional armies. In this photograph, Thomas Hoepker found exactly that moment to include in his photo-essay US Marine Corps Boot Camp (1970), about training on Parris Island, South Carolina, one of the two recruit depots used by the Marines.