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F-35_Airframes Mech 02-08-2012 07:06 AM

Alpha Company
1st Battalion
Plt 1028
SDI SSgt Athey :GI7:
Heavy Sgt Long :GI8:
Sgt Lester :GI6:
Sgt Kicker:confused: LOL

JITB 02-08-2012 09:51 AM

What's a "Heavy Sgt"?

MWSG37 02-09-2012 05:57 AM

MCRD San Diego Plt. 3089

SSgt. Lyons
SSgt. Cohee
SSgt. Garrison
Sgt. Rocha

riceke 02-09-2012 06:33 AM


Originally Posted by JITB (Post 30130)
What's a "Heavy Sgt"?

A sergeant with a "rocker"

riceke 02-09-2012 06:38 AM

Plt 262 PI 1964
SDI: SSgt Ferrari, Sgt Jarrell, Cpl Hoffman, Cpl Corbet.

JITB 02-09-2012 08:06 AM


Originally Posted by riceke (Post 30137)
A sergeant with a "rocker"

Never heard the term!

KA-BAR70 02-15-2012 10:55 AM

SSgt. Lawrence:GI8:
SSgt. Witherspoon:GI8:
Sgt. Matheny:GI8:

Plt. 1123 MCRD San Diego
August 1970
Co. "B" " Semper Fi "

Cpl Miller 02-15-2012 11:30 AM

We've taken the liberty in creating your platoon in our boot camp database, if you want we can also post your contact information (email address), just say the word and we'll make it happen.


riceke 02-21-2012 07:32 AM

Heavy - Rockers

Originally Posted by JITB (Post 30139)
Never heard the term!

In my days a "Heavy" was a staff sgt or above. A "Rocker" is the stripe underneath the top 3 stripes. Heavy also was referred to as anyone who re-upped (renlisted) usually a staff sgt or above and were called "Heavies" much as the term "Lifer".

JITB 02-21-2012 08:28 AM


Originally Posted by riceke (Post 30157)
In my days a "Heavy" was a staff sgt or above.

Must have been something that came about after I got out! I never heard the term while I was in and didn't hear it from any Marines after I got out in 1962.

Cpl Miller 02-21-2012 11:25 AM

Could it be,
the phrase was used during the 40's, or early 50's?

JITB 02-21-2012 11:36 AM

riceke is from your era in the Corps! I talked to some WWII Vets I know and they never heard the term either.

Cpl Miller 02-21-2012 11:52 AM

Until now,
I had never heard of the phrase either, but it sounds about right as a HEAVY Sgt being a SSgt.

Vewenneker 02-21-2012 03:46 PM

My D.I., Sgt. Thompson
I met him again in Vietnam in 3rd Tank Battalion. We were both 2531's (Radio Operator's). For a year I called him "Sir" whenever I heard him on the same frequency. I could not break the boot camp habit. All others thought this was numerous

Vewenneker 02-21-2012 03:51 PM

My D.I., Sgt. Thompson
Typo above: Meant "humorous". Not "numerous".

awsmmix 03-15-2012 07:49 PM


Originally Posted by Shered (Post 28484)
Plt. 177 M.C.R.D./P.I.S.C. Oct. 1959 Grad. Jan.1960

Lt.Col. L.L.Parrow Commanding Officer 1st Bn.
Capt. W.M.Greene Commanding Officer B Co.
1 Lt. R.L.Sindelar Series Officer
A.Gy.Sgt. J.T.Atkins Series N.C.O
Gy.Sgt. C.R.Waite C.D.I.
A.S.Sgt. J.P.Lavan S.D.I.
A.S.Sgt. R.J.Chavous J.D.I.
A.Sgt. M.E.Butler J.D.I.

Got Sick went to Hospital in Beaufort , S.C.
Returned to Plt.374 M.C.R.D. Grad. Feb.1960

A.S.Sgt. W.L.Moore S.D.I. On The Viet. Wall
A.S.Sgt. J.L.Jenkins J.D.I.
A.Sgt. M.R.Mason J.D.I.

My Senior DI was A.S.Sgt W. Hargrove, the Junior DIs were J L Jenkins and B H Scott.

We were an all Alabama platoon, 347, formed in June, 1960. Wish I could get in touch with either or all of them.

mvantuyl 05-30-2019 11:43 AM

MCRD San Diego, Platoon 2054, 1973
SSgt Lewis
SSgt Turner
SSgt Halliday

Marine72_81 07-22-2019 10:48 AM


Originally Posted by JITB (Post 30130)
What's a "Heavy Sgt"?

about 300 pounds that's all

Chuck 07-26-2019 09:34 PM

Jack we both know that during our active duty time if you weighted 300 pounds you would not be a Marine. I served from 1956 to 1976. I never heard the term heavy when it came to a SSgt.

Marine72_81 08-11-2019 11:24 AM

Sorry But when I was in Japan we had a sgt. who was over weight but he still passed PFT and know one knew how he could but he did.. and as for my comment about weighting 300 pounds it was meant as a joke someone ask about a Heavy Sgt. and Made a joke about 300 pounds ...

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