Parris Island's new mascot has a name: Legend

Parris Island
The new mascot, Legend.

Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island's mascot Archibald Hummer passed on back in September, but a new recruit has stepped up, and has a name of legend.

Well, the name is "Legend", to be more precise.

That choice came after thousands of suggestions by Facebook, and the Depot said by Facebook that the depot's commanding general, Brig. Gen. Loretta Reynolds, chose the name because, "Rather than trying to name him after a single exemplary Marine or piece of equipment, his name reflects the hallowed ground that is Parris Island, the significant reputation the Marine Corps has as the world's finest and deadliest fighting force and the impact the Marine Corps has had in our nation's history. There is only one word that adequately captures all of that -- Legend."

A hat tip to The Island Packet for spotting this.

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