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View Poll Results: In the late 50's & early 60's, what polish was authorized for boots?
Kiwi USMC Dark Brown shoe polish 10 45.45%
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Old 01-28-2010, 01:21 PM
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Metal tabs were used on the heels of dress shoes going way back. They were not regulation but were worn on liberty. We had them in the '40s. Some of the old timers had them on their high-top dress shoes. We were usually told not to wear them while aboard ship. Too slippery.

Us "cats" wore those taps in high school and when the bell rang, you never heard such a clatter coming down the halls. Of course most of us would dig our heels in to make as much noise as we could. We wore the horse shoe taps at that. Oh, what fun.
Couldn't wear them in the Corps and then I forgot about them.
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Well it's cooler today and there calling for more freezing rain and snow today and tonight. Thats OK I called the weatherman and said send some of this chit to Cal. and he said no problem-mo senior. I think he was from Mexico he had a slight accent to his voice . hahahaha.
anyways it's cloudy and windy with a chance of rain today later all
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and then it is going to blow over into the KC MO area for me late on Thursday and into Friday. Bah, Humbug!
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I just spent some time re-reading this thread. There are some great posts in it.
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Marine1955,

Have you seen the weather report for California today? We got us one heck of a storm moving threw. By the way, we're sending this sucker your way for the hell of it. yuk yuk
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Hell, the Democrats are fleeing Washington DC today! They are predicting up to 28 inches of snow Saturday. So far, the weather forecasters are say the heavy part of the storm will pass to the south of us and we should only see a few flurries.
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Talking Snow in DC

Back in the Late 60's(68/69) When I was stationed at Quantico, anything over 2 inchs of snow was good enough to paralize the area.
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Old 05-01-2010, 02:11 PM
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I was reading your message about the 50 & 60 and oh so true about our buckles and shoes and everything else. It brought back many memories. I still have my uniforms and covers and emblems etc from 1959. Enjoyed your message Keep it going Semper Fi
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Old 05-01-2010, 02:13 PM
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Just wondered if you knew SgtMajor Avery
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Old 05-01-2010, 02:18 PM
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Trying to connect with my boot camp buddys in platoon 341 PI in Aug Sept Oct graduated Oct 1959 3rd batallion (we lived in Quansit Huts) Hope to hear from anyone who was in platoon 341
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I also graduated in Oct 59 SD from 1st Batt Plt 152 We also lived in Quonsit (spelling) Huts and had dirt for grass which we cut and edged every night and God help anyone that walked on it.
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Jenks, I thought you must be from SD.
1st & 2nd BNS at PI had barracks. 3rd, 4th and 5th had quonset huts.
Did the heads at SD have crappers with the seats removed? We did. Got kinda cold sitting down on porcelean in December.
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Hi All,
Remember the recruits in the sand and the SandFlee portion of the movie.Here is a question, what was the sex of the Sand Flee Male or Female??? That will make you think
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I remember our DI pulling the same sand flea question on one of the recruits in our platoon. He had sent the recruit back to get his entrenching tool to dig a 6x6 hole to bury the sand flea he had just killed. After the recruit had reported back to him to tell him he had finished giving the sand flea a proper burial, the DI asked the question. When the recruit said he didn't know, the DI said "Holy Shit! That sand flea may have been female! She may have been pregnant! Go back and dig up that sand flea and bring it to me!"

In 1958, I think the DI's liked the Sand Flea portion of the movie that had come out in 1957 (The DI). They had "improved" on the process in the movie and made recruits dig a 6x6 2-3 times when it happened. The ground by the mess hall was fairly easy to dig up as 6x6 holes were fairly common and a recruit slapping a sand flea was most likely to happen when a recruit platoon was in line to go into the mess hall.
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Jenks, I thought you must be from SD.
1st & 2nd BNS at PI had barracks. 3rd, 4th and 5th had quonset huts.
Did the heads at SD have crappers with the seats removed? We did. Got kinda cold sitting down on porcelean in December.


No we had seats and even if we didn't we were in sunny Ca where they issued us sun glasses for Boot Camp.LOL
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Which company was 152 in ?
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Just as I thought. I was SDI for 151, so it was the same Series. Glad to hear at least one Marine from that series is still alive.
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Alive and kicking Gunny. You DI's did your job well!
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