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Forum: Open Channel 08-20-2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,685
Posted By tripledog
Finally !!!!!! A Day to rejoice

For many many years, I have searched for the one man other than God that made a lasting and inspired impression on my life.

I am so thrilled to say that my DI from SD in 1961 answered one of my...
Forum: Enlisted Club 10-28-2010, 05:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 24,113
Posted By tripledog
I may have posteed this somewhere else last week,...

I may have posteed this somewhere else last week, but last week , It was FIFTY years ago that I arrived at Diego. FIFTY YEARS, where the hell did they go?

It is hard to remember a lot in those...
Forum: Open Channel 10-18-2010, 08:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 12,732
Posted By tripledog
I think I am a typical Marine in the late fifties...

I think I am a typical Marine in the late fifties and early sixties.

I was a punk. Well known by the police dept. I had a police officer who was always the same one who arrested me time and...
Forum: Open Channel 10-18-2010, 08:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,248
Posted By tripledog
Dick, when that happens, and it does seem quite a...

Dick, when that happens, and it does seem quite a bit , after I say Marines, the next thing said is normally OH MY GOD ! And you are right, they ALWAYS change the subject.
Forum: Marines Only 10-18-2010, 08:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,584
Posted By tripledog
Strange I guess, we always called ours Gunny. ...

Strange I guess, we always called ours Gunny. That dude could chew a lts ass out like no one I have ever seen since.
Forum: Marines Only 10-18-2010, 08:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,595
Posted By tripledog
Cannot believe it has been so long since I...

Cannot believe it has been so long since I checked in, but dam the fishing has been good.

Glad to see the board active.
Forum: Enlisted Club 10-18-2010, 08:05 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 24,113
Posted By tripledog
Always late, but heres my story. I was in...

Always late, but heres my story.

I was in the group that went to nam as military advisors. We were shot at, but could not shoot back. Fact is they wouldnt ALLOW us to have ammo.


Anyway,...
Forum: Enlisted Club 10-18-2010, 07:52 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 64,453
Posted By tripledog
I read these posts and laugh. I went to...

I read these posts and laugh.

I went to MCRD DIEGO in Oct 1960. If any of you on here have ever been to boot camp there, you know the receiving barracks, right?

Anyone want to guess how many...
Forum: Enlisted Club 06-18-2009, 07:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 24,113
Posted By tripledog
When you get old , like us, you lose three...

When you get old , like us, you lose three things...............

No 1 YOUR MEMORY
No 2................................................. oh well
No 3................................shit I...
Forum: Enlisted Club 06-18-2009, 07:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 14,292
Posted By tripledog
Take two bottles of Asahi beer, one bottle of the...

Take two bottles of Asahi beer, one bottle of the cheap (suntory was the highest, and tory was the cheapest) Asahi cost 10 cents a bottle, tory cost 40 cents a bottle), pour em in the lazy susan at...
Forum: Announcements/Updates 01-10-2009, 05:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,322
Posted By tripledog
Lets try Laos/Cambodia next, except try to find...

Lets try Laos/Cambodia next, except try to find the live ones first.
Forum: Marines Only 01-10-2009, 05:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 14,955
Posted By tripledog
USMC 1960-1966, we wore the emblems on our...

USMC 1960-1966, we wore the emblems on our greens , kahis, collars until discharge.
Forum: Open Channel 06-07-2008, 05:42 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 20,489
Posted By tripledog
Strange, in 1961, we used brown on our covers and...

Strange, in 1961, we used brown on our covers and dress shoes, but was REQUIRED to spit shine our boots with black. I guess some of you never used the wipe on acne medicine pads to get a rapid quick...
Forum: Open Channel 09-10-2007, 06:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,260
Posted By tripledog
book writing

I too have that dream. I often think my story would be interesting to some and funny to others. Tragedy of it all, is that no one would touch it. My life , kinda like yours, is a very entailing...
Forum: Open Channel 09-01-2007, 06:45 AM
Replies: 556
Views: 154,549
Posted By tripledog
You will get it.

Katie Couric, Charlie Gibson, Brian Williams and a
tough old US Marine Sergeant were captured by terrorists in
Iraq. The leader of the terrorists told them he'd grant each of them
one last...
Forum: Enlisted Club 08-28-2007, 06:51 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 64,453
Posted By tripledog
How tough was boot camp?

How tough? Toughest thing in my life. Period!
I jointed in Oct 60, arrived Diego and the dam corps had not gotten enough suckers like me to join, so I lived in receiving barracks until Feb 5,...
Forum: Enlisted Club 08-28-2007, 06:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,191
Posted By tripledog
before and after

I was the kid that your mother was afraid that you would bring home. I had the gang, the drugs, the booze, the women and used them to my advantage. One night out joy riding in a stolen new chevy...
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