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Old 04-28-2010, 06:30 PM
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H W Jenkins

Darrell McCulley please e-mail me at and we can talk about my Dad M/Sgt H. W. Jenkins.
Semper Fi
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Old 04-28-2010, 11:22 PM
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SDI SSgt Knight
Heavy SSgt Martin (not a good drill instructor)
SSgt O'Connell
Sgt Downey
Apr - Jun 1981

Amazing how we remember that sh*t. I sincerely doubt that many persons of other military branches would be able to do this.
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Old 04-29-2010, 04:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Easyrider View Post
PLT 3022 1976-1977
3rd Bat I Co

Senior-SSgt Perkins
SSgt Carmona
Sgt Padgent

Three of the Best Marine's I've ever met.

Easyrider, Do you Happen to know if SSGT Carmona was a Computer Programmer before DI duty. If so, I may have served with him here in KC at the Finance Center while he was a CPL and Sgt.

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Richard Deiters
MCL KC Det#766 - SGT-at-ARMS
MOS's4065/4063(First MOS 5541)
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Old 04-30-2010, 06:57 PM
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S/SGT A.J.Teson

Hi All, Every time I enter Y.F.P.'s I find something from my time in the corps.
I was reading Sgt Kenndy's remarks about boot camp and noticed one of his DI's was also mine. I see that his S/sgt Teson was also mine in an earlier platoon.I was Plt 305 and then Sgt Teson E-5 he was a stickler on plt
marching no errors and uniformity.While in boot under Sgt Teson one afternoon during one of his training on the little grinder,I lost it. You all had it
sometime during those many weeks,brain fart.We were getting instructions on
dress right dress while in formation.Sgt Teson in front of the plt drooped his
arm staight to his side and in a smurking way said, And I don't want to see any of this shit. It hit me funny and I started laughing and couldn't stop,he
saw me and came through the rankes and started yelling and hitting me which made me laugh more and louder.Pretty soon the recruits around started laughing and finally so did Sgt Teson.He finally threw me out of the
Plt and made me sit under the bleachers until I could control myself.15 Min.
I saw his name and recalled that day,like it was yesterday.Dick Shewmake
Plt 305 -Viet nam Vet Cpl E-4 . 04-30-2010 Thanks for the memories.
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Old 05-13-2010, 07:06 AM
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Originally Posted by danno2621 View Post
What's the deal with standing like that with an NCO sword? Looks unsat to me. Standing in front of the PX for a glamor pic? Don't get it...........

SDI SSgt. Ruble (center)
DI SSgt McGrath (right)
DI Sgt. Smalls (left)

It's called Ceremonial Parade Rest with the sword, Marine Barracks in DC used it. Some of the Regt. CO's (Col's Symolon and Holladay) had done a tour at 8th & I and pushed Ceremonial Parade Rest into use around MCRD San Diego late 1988-90 timeframe. After 1990 it spread like an epedimic.

The DI Team photo has always been standard at MCRD San Diego for every platoon that goes through.
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Old 05-14-2010, 03:11 PM
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Plt 199 PISC
25Jun69 to 30Aug69
The Best........
GySgt Ku
SSGT Bremby
Sgt T Wells (KIA 1983 Beirut)
All got relieved days prior to graduation due to a puke in our platoon ratting them out over some disipline proceedures and because he his daddy was a politician.
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Old 05-15-2010, 09:02 AM
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Not True

Originally Posted by scribe87 View Post
The DI Team photo has always been standard at MCRD San Diego for every platoon that goes through.
Careful with the word 'always'
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Old 05-22-2010, 12:05 PM
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plt 2012 aug.1968 P.I.

Sure I remember them like it was yesterday !! SSgt Vallancourt SDI / Sgt T.Fagan /Sgt Kay and Gunny Skinner who left for the 'nam" on my second week on the "island"

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Old 06-16-2010, 04:08 PM
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Plt 2004 2 Oct - 19 Dec 1972 MCRD PISC

SDI: GySgt V. R. Forbes
DI: SSgt J. E. Faison
DI: SSgt Castro
DI: Sgt Schoch

SSgt Castro left us for the Marksmanship Competition during training.
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Old 06-16-2010, 05:12 PM
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Easyrider; I was in PLT 3022 3rd BLT K Company but in 1974 , always wonder how PLT numbers were picked and how often the same PLT numbers come up
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Old 01-29-2011, 07:39 AM
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nov 68

i was a member of plt 1079 i remember it well! lol i don't have my grad book can you tell me what day in nov we graduated?i went on to irt and then coronado didn't get out of training until feb of 69 about 6 mos after bootcamp then to 2/2 and finally 3/9 i was still 17 6 mos. after bootcamp lol
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Old 01-29-2011, 08:54 PM
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SSgt Timken
SSgt Wilson (replaced a Drill Instructor that started with us. I no longer remember his name)
Sgt Racel
Platoon 2088, Echo Company, 5 Oct - 23 Dec 1981

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Old 01-31-2011, 12:12 PM
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I was at Parris Island March 1972-June 1972 Platoon 230, Series 228. My Drill Instructors were:

S/Sgt Kirkland
S/Sgt MCDougall
Sgt. Licursi

Sgt. Licursi to me was the epitome of a great Drill Instructor and Marine and S/Sgt Kirkland I feel was an excellent Leader and Drill Instructor. I however is not much to say about S/Sgt McDougall as I think most in the Platoon thought?
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Old 01-31-2011, 07:05 PM
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Parris Island, Plt 137, D Co., 1st Bn.
SSgt. R. E. Hendrix
SSgt. D.D. Drew
Sgt. J.C. Guessford, Jr.
I was 17 when I arrived at PI. I'm 67 now. These guys did their job. They will be eched in my brain for as long as I live. Boot camp was one of the greatest experiences of my life.
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Old 02-01-2011, 07:55 AM
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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

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.
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Old 03-29-2011, 07:43 PM
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Platoon 3021 3rd BN San Diego July 1967

Platoon Commander SSgt. R.G. Bendgen
Drill Instuctor SSgt. L.A. Sunn
Drill Instuctor Sgt. S.G. Luttrell

Damn good Marines.........changed my life.
Anyone know their whereabouts.

Semper Fi
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Old 03-31-2011, 08:29 AM
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Parris Island, Oct 1962, Sgt L.J.Kahrer, Sgt J.G. Mains and Sgt. T.E. Murphy
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Old 10-17-2011, 12:14 PM
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Will never forget. Sgt. Trudo, Sgt. Penninton, and Sgt. Burrell. June 1972 MCRD Platoon 1079.
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Old 01-31-2012, 02:46 PM
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MCRD PLT 164 graduated NOV. 1959
Senior D.I. Osborne
Junior D.I. Sgt. Boring
Junior D.I. Sgt. Fletcher
This is my first time on this site although i have been a registered user for two years just never did much with it. I will be back it has been a experience that brought up many memories. It is a experience I/we will never forget. SEMPER FI MARINES.

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Old 02-01-2012, 01:43 PM
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Honor Platoon 3069

MCRD San Diego
Graduated September 22nd 1966
Senior D.I. SSGT Sikes
D.I. SGT Sofaclese
D.I. ???
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