Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt plaque. Centered on the plaque is a metal plate with printing on it reading: Your Marine officer, it, may be well here to presume, is always a fine-looking gentleman, never too stout, too lean; too short, or too tall. When at the yard he sometimes puts on his gorgeous uniform (which, when all complete, is a stunning arrangement and plays mischief among the girls), and when up town he sometimes doesn't ---- out of consideration for the feminine heart. He plays billiards well, but seldom talks well upon any but a subject connected with the Corps. To get into the Marine Corps (as an officer, of course, we mean) is the work of a lifetime. They bring the unfortunate applicant before a board composed of uniformed solemn-looking, very knowing fellows, all college graduates, who ask him how far off the moon is, under the impression that the Corps will someday or other be ordered there. And, if he fails in giving the correct distance, even so much as by an inch, they squelch him. The brotherly feeling among Marine officers is most affecting. There are no such things as cliques in the Corps. Whenever one Marine meets another, he falls upon his neck and kisses him upon both cheeks. This is very affecting to behold. The Marine general is a young man in the prime of life, who is perfectly adored by all his brother officers. Some ten years ago there was a rumor that he was going to resign, and they all went down and begged him just to hang on a hundred or two years longer. He consented with tears in his eyes. In the top left corner of the metal plate is the U. S. Marine Corps symbol( a spread eagle standing on a globe over an anchor). At the bottom left corner is more text that reads: For Charter. To any Part of Europe, except the Mediterranean The Brigantine Batavia, Captain C. Huesman. For Terms, apply to Ratien and Konecke. Who have imported in faid Brig., They have also on Hand, Black Pepper, Alspice, Bohea, and hyson tea, of the drift quality; Madeira wine, in Quarter-cake and half-pipes; window-glass Baltimore, January 25, 1790
Museum Object, No Date, Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt, Jr. Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 20 Nov. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=346museum4448>.
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346museum4448, Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt, Jr. Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University