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Old 07-13-2010, 08:27 AM
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Joined USMC 1972 left for PI March 5,1972 and Graduated June 6,1972 Series was 228. I was in Pltoon#230. Senior DI SSgt. Kirkland, ADI SSgt.McDougal and Sgt. Lacursi. Good times!
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Old 09-06-2010, 03:21 PM
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Parris Island
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Plt 159
Sgt. Benson
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No"Graduation' books, just a platoon photo. Our question to others back then was 'When did you go through Boot Camp?' or 'When did you get out of Boot camp?'; not 'graduate'. There was no ceremony or other activity to mark the day. We were just told to get our emblems out of our lockerboxes and put them on our pisscutters.

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"Graduation Books" probably started about 1957 or so. I was at MCRD SD in '58 and we held graduation ceremonies at the theater. There were books then. I believe the Josten company produced them. the covers were white background, later red.
I got a couple Marines from 1943 who had Platoon books from Parris Island and they Live here in S.W. Kansas. Also on the web I found one for sale from 1943 also P.I. just a little F.Y.I.
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Old 09-09-2010, 03:47 PM
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Well If I remember and I do I went in, in Feb. 12, 1973 and left boot camp in May 1, 1973 M.C.R.D.Parris Island South Carolina . Gods little Marine Hell hole.
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Old 09-09-2010, 04:05 PM
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I don't remember the exact dates but I got to P.I. right out of high school. That would be the third week of June 1961. The graduation was Sept. Plt 137, D Co. 1st Bn. The D.I.'s were SSgt R. E. Hendrix. SSgt D. D. Drew, Sgt James C. Guessford. I've been doing an internet search for any info on Plt 137 and anyone who may have been in that Plt. So far I've hit a big ZERO. It's kind of depressing. I can't believe I'm the last one standing.
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Old 09-10-2010, 10:23 AM
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I got a couple Marines from 1943 who had Platoon books from Parris Island and they Live here in S.W. Kansas. Also on the web I found one for sale from 1943 also P.I. just a little F.Y.I.
Interesting. Yearbooks must have been a haphazard thing prior to the 50s. My brother enlisted a year after me and I know he didn't have one. It's also possible that the DIs weren't required to push them.
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Old 09-10-2010, 12:11 PM
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Gunny,

I am not sure they even had platoon graduation books before the 50"s. Of course we know that had platoon pictures but books were another story. The one frustrating thing about the books from the 50's is the lack of dates of graduation.

The lack of dates is why we have so many in the clasification of UNKNOWN MONTH in our database. The only way to even get close to the date of a book is to look at the first few pages where they talk about a base commander being at the base during certain years.
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Old 09-11-2010, 07:46 AM
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Where on the WEB did you see that book from 1943? Is it possible to post a pic of the cover from one of those 1943 books?. I checked with a buddy of mine who went through MCRDSD in 1947, all he got was a platoon photo.
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Old 09-11-2010, 08:32 AM
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For what it's worth,

The oldest books we have in our archives are:

A number of books from the year 1950 San Diego.
One book from 1951 Parris Island.

In all the years I've been doing this I can't remember any books from the 40's, and back


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platoon 1066 (Honor Platoon)

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MCRD San Diego May-July 1970 Plt. #1061

SSgt. Harville, Sgt. Biller, Sgt. Ashe and Gunny White.
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40s grad books

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The oldest books we have in our archives are:

A number of books from the year 1950 San Diego.
One book from 1951 Parris Island.

In all the years I've been doing this I can't remember any books from the 40's, and back


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Gary, I personally have seen them,grad books from the 40s. My uncle who passed away last year showed his to me a few years ago. I believe my cousin (masterguns) Chuck jr. may have the book now. I don't see him much though ! If i do see him, I will ask him to maybe send scans of it for your ? Moz a.ka. Gary
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Gary

Never seeing one of these books sure makes me wish we had a copy in our database. Thanks for your heads up on this.
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I graduated from honor platoon 3069 MCRDSD September 22 1966
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MCRD PI 1953
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Old 11-07-2010, 12:49 PM
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Well no matter what Platoon you came from or if just graduated yesterday.Even if your
platoon was so long ago that your roster was carved on a flat rock--Happy Birthday to
all who served in the green machine then and now...REMEMBER TWO IN THE BODY AND ONE THE HEAD,Semper Fi to all Marines
Dick Shewmake 1-64 plt#305 MCRD
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PI July,1957 tom Oct. 1957.

Train left Bethlem, PA on tghe 15th of July. I don't remember when we arrived in SC.
our platoon graduated on Oct. 15, I remember correcly.

The DI were Sgts. Raub, Gilbert and Lambert.

Platoon 206 .

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