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Old 10-27-2007, 08:17 PM
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Drill Instructors....

The Men Who Shaped Us...
Can you still name all three of your Drill Instructors.
Had four.
Honor Platoon.

SSgt. A. J. Teson
Sgt. Ives
Cpl. D. C. Fisher
Cpl. T. G. Jones
S/F.
Tim.
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Honor Platoon
Amtracs
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Old 10-28-2007, 08:28 AM
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Sure,
Sgt. Benson
Cpl. Sizemore
Plt. 159
Parris Island
August 1946

EDIT- We only had two. Started with three but the other went to another platoon after a week or so.

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Old 10-29-2007, 05:08 PM
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Sgt R. Kincaid
Sgt E.T. Watson
Sgt V. Hunt

PLT 193 PISC
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Old 11-22-2007, 06:56 PM
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Plt 2217, Jan 1968, San Diego

Gy/Sgt Hitchcock
S/Sgt B.J,. Murphy
S/Sgt Hummel
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Old 11-27-2007, 09:24 AM
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yep

Platoon 2022
PISC
Senior Sgt Galbreath
Juniors Sgt Cristobal and Sgt Lugo.
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Old 12-01-2007, 05:32 AM
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Fox 2095 SD 1988

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



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Old 09-12-2009, 03:26 AM
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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)



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Old 09-12-2009, 09:11 AM
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Maybe because they are somewhat informal. He doesn't even appear to have a scabbard. Never carried a sword without a scabbard. It was routine to sheath the sword when going into a platoon formation to correct a recruit. Not nice to poke out some kid's eye. Very easy to forget you had a pig-sticker in your hand when charging into the formation highly enraged.
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Old 05-13-2010, 07:06 AM
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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 05-15-2010, 09:02 AM
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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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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 12-08-2007, 12:53 PM
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Absolutely.
SSgt Bernard Mounce (senior DI)
Sgt Lawrence Roane (junior DI)
Cpl J. W. Goodwin (junior DI)

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Platoon 167
1st RTB
Company "C"

Aug 19, 1965 - Oct 14, 1965.

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Old 12-10-2007, 07:25 AM
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SDI SSgt AYERS
DI Sgt PADGETT


PISC
Plt 1021
C Company
1st Bn

Dec '58 - Mar '59
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Old 12-12-2007, 01:49 PM
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Drill Insrtuctors

SSGT Pope
SSGT Bravo
SSGT BARRAIGAN
SSGT ORIKYN
PLT 3022
5-1974
MCRDSD
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Old 01-03-2008, 02:20 PM
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Thumbs up D.I.

Hey Kennedy, my di are SGT. WINSTON/SGT CLARK/CPL WENGSROM/CPL WOOTEN.. FEB 19 1964 TO MAY 1 1964. PLT218. I had a friend in Amtrac named Jesse Troxler from Jersey,would you happen to know him. we both were in Nam at the same time(1965 to 1966) i did one tour, i'm not sure if he did more.

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Old 01-04-2008, 07:50 AM
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PLT. 2211 Drill Instructors

Ssgt. Lucas - SDI
Sgt. Botelho - ADI
Sgt. Caldwell - ADI

Plt. 2211 - Honor Platoon
Graduated Dec. 24th, 1968
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Old 01-05-2008, 01:20 PM
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DI's Plt 3105 San Diego Oct-Dec 1978

SDI SSGT Banaszek - I ran into him in Gitmo in 1980, he's now a College Professor.

DI SSGT Howiler .

DI SSGT Ortiz - I heard a familiar voice in the San Onofre Beach Club shortly after i pinned on WO. I asked if he was a DI, he said, "why, are you one of my boots?" and replied, "I was one of your boots, how about a SIR when you talk to me"... we both got a chuckle out of that one.. he was now a MSGT select and we became pretty good friends.

DI Sgt Burgess - One day at 1st Tanks, one of my bootcamp buddies ran up and said "Sgt Burgess is at Bn Maintenance!!" so we all ran over there (5 or 6 of us came out of the same platoon/series) to say hello... we converged on him from all sides, he said "what are you guys doing here?" we all replied "what are you doing here?",, he said I'm a Tanker"... I think he thought he was going to get an @$$ whoopin' for all the thumpin' he "allegedly" did as the platoon heavy DI.
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THIS is the kind of information we'd add to your personal section in the boot camp database.....
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I am sorry, I really do not belong here as a medically retired Navyman. However I was Googleing my father and this came up as a hit.

Sgt3531, your SDI GySgt Bernard Mounce was my father. I do remember those wonderful years stationed at Parris Island. You may have had the pleasure of meeting me at one time or another. My dad used to like to bring me in and bet recruits that they could not do twice as may push ups as I could. He never lost a bet. Dad did two tours pushing boots at PI. I got strong during those tours. Sadly my father died within 11 years of retiring from the USMC. He may no longer be with me, but there is not a day that goes by that I don't think of him. I have a retirement shadowbox dedicated to him on my dresser in my bedroom and the only thing that has changed in it since the day it was made is the flag. It now has the one that draped his coffin untouched since that day.

Semper Fi from a brat. And God bless all those that serve

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Absolutely.
SSgt Bernard Mounce (senior DI)
Sgt Lawrence Roane (junior DI)
Cpl J. W. Goodwin (junior DI)

PISC.
Platoon 167
1st RTB
Company "C"

Aug 19, 1965 - Oct 14, 1965.

Semper Fi,
Ed.
GySgt Bernard Mounce

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Old 02-07-2008, 10:13 PM
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GySgt Bernard Mounce
OOORAH!
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