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Forum: Open Channel 04-03-2010, 01:49 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 28,174
Posted By jarhead57
When I got off the train in Yemassee. (The...

When I got off the train in Yemassee. (The Asiatic Flu hit the East coast and hit P.I. pretty good a little past halfway thru our cycle.)
Forum: Open Channel 04-03-2010, 11:39 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 28,174
Posted By jarhead57
Seems humorous to hear the "current rank...

Seems humorous to hear the "current rank structure" as the expression of a "phase" (and that took place 51 years ago).

There's been "China Marines," "Old Corps," "New Corps" (after Ribbon Creek)...
Forum: Open Channel 04-02-2010, 07:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 28,174
Posted By jarhead57
As you say, both sets of crossed rifles are in...

As you say, both sets of crossed rifles are in the same orientation (and as distinctly as the pics GunnySan posted show his to be reversed).

Hmmm, the mystery deepens.
Forum: Open Channel 04-02-2010, 04:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 28,174
Posted By jarhead57
But the esteemed Cpl Miller may have a point....

But the esteemed Cpl Miller may have a point. What if NOT ALL chevrons had a "top/underneath" rifle until a certain rank?

As an MP, we usually were kept up to snuff on appearance points (good...
Forum: Open Channel 04-02-2010, 02:37 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 28,174
Posted By jarhead57
There's a distinct "top" rifle pointing to the...

There's a distinct "top" rifle pointing to the left or right from what I see.
Forum: Open Channel 04-02-2010, 02:34 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 28,174
Posted By jarhead57
I certainly stand corrected. I was so smitten...

I certainly stand corrected. I was so smitten with finding a video with the Krag "name" that I never even connected that it was the carbine version.

Does anyone have a pic of what the L/CPL (the...
Forum: Open Channel 04-02-2010, 09:53 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 28,174
Posted By jarhead57
Here's a good view of a Krag: ...

Here's a good view of a Krag:
http://www.gunsandammo.com/content/model-1896-kragjorgensen-carbine?channel=more/tactical

To me, the L/CPL "rifles" are M-1s as at the time I would guess that...
Forum: Open Channel 04-01-2010, 08:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 28,174
Posted By jarhead57
While I may be resurrecting a somewhat aged...

While I may be resurrecting a somewhat aged topic, it's the first time I've read it.

I was at Quantico from '58-'60 and the M-14 was still being tested by the Marine Corps (I'm not sure if it was...
Forum: Marines Only 03-07-2010, 05:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 16,469
Posted By jarhead57
As of August, '57 did NOT have them at P.I.

As of August, '57 did NOT have them at P.I.
Forum: Open Channel 02-15-2010, 10:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,359
Posted By jarhead57
The one he most likely is familiar with, possibly...

The one he most likely is familiar with, possibly even from Ill, is Press Corps(e).
Forum: Enlisted Club 01-11-2010, 11:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 15,818
Posted By jarhead57
There was a drumming out at Quantico in either...

There was a drumming out at Quantico in either '58 or '59. It was a Warrant Officer (before "Don't ask, Don't tell).
Forum: Special Interest Books and Names 01-07-2010, 08:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,630
Posted By jarhead57
Were you at Quantico during those years, '56 -...

Were you at Quantico during those years, '56 - '59? If so, I was an MP there ('57 - '60) and was going with a LtCol's daughter.

Her dad was a good friend with a Col. (I thought he might have been...
Forum: Open Channel 12-16-2009, 04:11 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 20,303
Posted By jarhead57
Really testing my memory ('57-'60), but I was MP...

Really testing my memory ('57-'60), but I was MP at Quantico and some had patent leather dress shoes that they would buy at Ft. Eustis, and as I recall, that was "allowed" and again, as best I...
Forum: Open Channel 11-04-2009, 10:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 970
Posted By jarhead57
Aussy's take on Insurgents

http://www.army.mil/-news/2009/10/27/29411-government-reform-key-to-afghanistan-says-kilcullen/

I couldn't find anything to disagree with, but others may have other thoughts and probably would be...
Forum: Open Channel 10-13-2009, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,431
Posted By jarhead57
Just read "Court-Martial at Parris Island"

Just read "Court-Martial at Parris Island" by John C. Stevens III.

Went in 13 months after that C-M ended and reading about it brought back many memories. (In fact, one of the boots who drowned...
Forum: Open Channel 09-25-2009, 05:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,893
Posted By jarhead57
I saw an ad for "hiring" in the Windsock, a...

I saw an ad for "hiring" in the Windsock, a Cherry Point newspaper. (And if you look at page 5A of the recent issue it'll show photos of some of my fellow Plt 257 "boots" having a 52nd reunion there...
Forum: Open Channel 09-22-2009, 09:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,006
Posted By jarhead57
Even among our own

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2009/09/21/2009-09-21_marine_sgt_david_budwah_court.html
Forum: Open Channel 09-18-2009, 07:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,957
Posted By jarhead57
I'm not undertanding the point of the post. Is it...

I'm not undertanding the point of the post. Is it that there is some law or something that mandates that a school's band leader is NOT allowed to perform Dixie? The article doesn't lead a reader to...
Forum: Enlisted Club 09-15-2009, 07:13 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 23,798
Posted By jarhead57
In 1995 I attended my PLT's (Plt 257, 2nd Bat.,...

In 1995 I attended my PLT's (Plt 257, 2nd Bat., 8/57) first-ever reunion at P.I. and we were allowed to tour a remaining 2nd Bat. barracks 2nd floor (what there was of it).

Let me tell you,...
Forum: Open Channel 09-14-2009, 01:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,438
Posted By jarhead57
"3 Stress Questions" email I got

FYI:
http://www.vawatchdog.org/09/nf09/nfjun09/nf060409-4.htm

Received an email today that stated that 3 questions being asked at VA Clinics are to be reported to Homeland Security if answered in...
Forum: Announcements/Updates 09-04-2009, 05:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,950
Posted By jarhead57
When I first heard of it and got "subscribed," I...

When I first heard of it and got "subscribed," I was at a local VA Clinic and when I asked if they knew about, I was told they didn't. And even after I pointed it out, that's as far as it went.
I...
Forum: Open Channel 09-03-2009, 09:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,348
Posted By jarhead57
I don't know what SDMCRD had as a Yemassee...

I don't know what SDMCRD had as a Yemassee equivalent, but I would guess that for us who went thru PI that the name "Yemassee" rings almost as loudly and clearly in our minds and memory as "The Halls...
Forum: Open Channel 09-02-2009, 08:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,348
Posted By jarhead57
I didn't see yellow footprints those 52 years ago...

I didn't see yellow footprints those 52 years ago (as of August 26, 1957).
Instead, I saw Yemassee Bus Depot at about 3AM. Apparently I was one of the 500,000 to debark and embark from there (1917...
Forum: Open Channel 08-20-2009, 07:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,502
Posted By jarhead57
Is the WSJ article saying that health-care...

Is the WSJ article saying that health-care decisions will NOT be the individual's and his family's decision (such as DNR, Durable POA), but rather a facility's sole decision based on some arbitrary...
Forum: Open Channel 08-19-2009, 05:40 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 153,209
Posted By jarhead57
One day a florist went to a barber for a haircut....

One day a florist went to a barber for a haircut.

After the cut, he asked about his bill, and the barber replied, 'I cannot accept money from you, I'm doing community service this week.' The...
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