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Old 02-08-2012, 07:06 AM
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What's a "Heavy Sgt"?
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Old 02-09-2012, 05:57 AM
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What's a "Heavy Sgt"?
A sergeant with a "rocker"
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A sergeant with a "rocker"
Never heard the term!
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Old 02-15-2012, 11:30 AM
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:32 AM
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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".
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Old 02-21-2012, 08:28 AM
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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.
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Could it be,

the phrase was used during the 40's, or early 50's?
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riceke is from your era in the Corps! I talked to some WWII Vets I know and they never heard the term either.
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Until now,

I had never heard of the phrase either, but it sounds about right as a HEAVY Sgt being a SSgt.
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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
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Smile My D.I., Sgt. Thompson

Typo above: Meant "humorous". Not "numerous".
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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

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A.S.Sgt. J.L.Jenkins J.D.I.
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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.
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MCRD San Diego, Platoon 2054, 1973

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What's a "Heavy Sgt"?
about 300 pounds that's all
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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.
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Sorry But when I was in Japan we had a sgt. who was over weight but still passed hi 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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