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Were you at Parris Island 1963?

Were you going through boot camp at Parris Island in 1963? If so what platoon and when did you graduate? I was in platoon 343 and graduated on September 11, 1963
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Old 03-30-2011, 08:24 AM
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Plt 142, Company D, 1st. Battalion, 2 July - 13 September 1963
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Plt 142, Company D, 1st. Battalion, 2 July - 13 September 1963
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hi sgt-pjbap
my name is cpl mawson iwasthere feb 63 may1 63 platoon 111


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Old 05-07-2011, 12:20 PM
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Was I at Parris Island 1963?

Yes I was in the 1st Battalion, the 1st barracks on the left of the parade deck
the 2nd deck on the left. Platoon 142. My Platoon book lists our training dates as 2 July-13 Sept. Did I graduate on the 13th? I bel;ieve so, that was a Friday and we just came back from PI a couple of weeks ago and we attended a graduation on the Friday when we were there.
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Old 05-07-2011, 12:29 PM
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my name is cpl mawson iwasthere feb 63 may1 63 platoon 111


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Cpl Mawson, have you had a chance to go back to PI?

Our old 2-story barracks have been replaced with 3-story brick buildings.
Sure as hell wouldn't want to be a recruit on the 3rd deck.
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Parris Island 1963 Plt 237 from June 1963 to Sept 1963--one of my Drill Instructors was Sgt. J.J. McGinty was was later awarded the Medal of Honor in VietNam.
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Were you going through boot camp at Parris Island in 1963? If so what platoon and when did you graduate? I was in platoon 343 and graduated on September 11, 1963
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Parris Island plt 142 2 July - 13 Sept 1963
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Old 06-09-2011, 09:42 PM
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No -- I landed at PI on 27Feb68........ It was a piece of cake.... hahahaha
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Cpl Mawson, have you had a chance to go back to PI?

Our old 2-story barracks have been replaced with 3-story brick buildings.
Sure as hell wouldn't want to be a recruit on the 3rd deck.
They kept one of the old wooden, white barracks to use as an administrative building. I had the priviliage to experience the wood barracks while in Platoon 198 in 1958. After being put in the hospital by an unfortunate incident a month into training, I was set back into Platoon 344 and experienced the comforts of 16 man Quonset huts.
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PSG CARTER, I was in Platoon 144 from 1 July thru 13 September 1963. Sounds like some of us were in the same barracks.
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Were you going through boot camp at Parris Island in 1963? If so what platoon and when did you graduate? I was in platoon 343 and graduated on September 11, 1963
i graduated from platoon 342 in 1963. sr drill instructor was W.T.Roebuck. i guess that i was one series in front of you.
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Old 03-23-2012, 03:57 PM
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Sounds about right..."Bulldog342" !
Do you know any Marines that Graduated with Platoon 372,...in early Dec.,1963 ?
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Old 06-13-2012, 12:45 PM
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PI 1963 Platoons

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Were you going through boot camp at Parris Island in 1963? If so what platoon and when did you graduate? I was in platoon 343 and graduated on September 11, 1963
Yes I was in Platoon 233 June-Sept 1963, I have found all but 3 members of Platoon 233, found 75% of 232, 234, 235.
My DI's were Sr DI Sgt Edward Austin Rex (Died 1998) Jr. DI Sgt Edgard E Toney retired Major Died 2003, Jr. DI Cpl Daniel M Smith retired Col live in FL
If any one needs or wants help on find Marines for our year drop me and E mail and I will give you a list of FREE Search Tools.
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Platoon 261 1963

I was there from Aug - Nov. Platoon 261.
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Platoon 317 graduated in May 1963.My brother was in Platoon 219 and graduated a month later same years.You can email me at walkerlm@yahoo.com.
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Old 08-15-2013, 05:39 PM
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i graduated from platoon 342 in 1963. sr drill instructor was W.T.Roebuck. i guess that i was one series in front of you.
I was also in Plt 342 at PI from June to Sept of 1963. Sr DI was W. Roebuck, Jr Di's were Sgt Burt and Sgt Freed. . After 3 years as a reservist, I went regular MC for 4 more years, was a Sgt for last 3 years, did Vietnam 67-68. Finished my tour in 1970, back to NY, married, worked, 3 kids, retired to AZ in 2008. May go back to NY, wife misses it. Became born again Christian about 30 years ago, write Christian folk music, play Fingerstyle acoustic guitar. That's it. God bless.

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Old 08-15-2013, 08:28 PM
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Plt 342, 3rd Recruit Trng Bn, PI, South Carolina

what a mixed bag of recruits we were. We had guys from Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, South Carolina, and some other places I can't recall. I was with a group of 6 recruits from NY, Long Island, and NYC. We tried hard to please the DI's but usually managed to get them pissed off. We had a lot of fights among ourselves after hours, as scores were settled with fists. The toughest of all of us were three guys from Louisiana who just loved to throw hands. They were unbeatable, really tough, especially the leader. The NY guys were mostly easy going, despite the NY reputation. Most of the fights seemed to be between Texans and Louisiana boys. What a tumultuous 12 weeks. But we all graduated and there was more friendliness and few conflicts by the time we neared the end of basic. After basic, Geiger was easy, and infantry Trng, night compass exercises in the North Carolina woods were actually fun for me. I spent the years between 1963-66 as a active reservist, while going to college, then dropped out and went active USMC 4 years doing a tour in Nam 67-68, enlistment ended in 1970. Back to NY, marriage, kids,work, finish college, retired to AZ. You could say boot camp in Plt 342 was a pivotal and memorable experience.
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parris island 1963

I reported in on Feb 27 1963, graduated end of May. I was in platoon 316.The one thing I liked about PI was the rifle range, I like to shoot, still do. I did 7 months in Danang, from march 65 to sept, 65, aside from that, I was a lucky guy, lots of travel. I got out in 1967 as cpl. One more thing, I am looking for yearbook plt. 316 1963. My name is John A. D'Aiuto GOD BLESS you all. My email is cpljadusmc@hotmail.com

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Old 06-06-2016, 02:51 AM
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cpl jb swecker sgt cannon 1964 maybe platoon 191 cant remember also had private ac williams if that rings a bell let me know
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PI 1963 - Company C, platoon 181

1October-17December, 1963. Platoon 181.
I remember it well, especially the sand flea that bit my ear off while at attention in front of the mess hall.
Sgt. Mallard took over as senior DI from SSgt. Johnson early in our training. Cpl. Camp and Sgt. Cannon completed our DI staff...good bunch of marines.

Now I'm a member of the Marine Corps League in Knoxville, TN. ...enjoy the activities, especially the pistol and rifle matches. Love talking with marines from WW2, Korea, Vietnam, Grenada, Panama, and the Middle East. Too damn many wars, though!
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