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Old 08-15-2008, 03:28 PM
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getting old

i had forgot that yesterday, it was 45 yrs. since i stepped

on the yellow footprints at MCRDSD.....

now, let's see, did i have dinner yet??????????????
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Old 06-18-2009, 07:04 PM
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When you get old , like us, you lose three things...............

No 1 YOUR MEMORY
No 2................................................. oh well
No 3................................shit I cant remember
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Old 06-19-2009, 05:25 AM
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This September, it will be 51 years for me! The temps at Parris Island were hitting 100+ when I started recruit training and were hitting low enough to snow the last couple of weeks I was there. We actually had a light dusting of snow one day! I don't think it even hit an inch but it was too much for many drivers to handle. There were fender benders all over the base.
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Old 06-19-2009, 01:09 PM
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July 31st,

1964 makes 45 freak'en years since I stood on them Yellow Footprints. And believe it or not, I remember ALMOST every minute of them 12 weeks. How time flys........
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Sept 2 1969 forty years ago I put my feet on the famous yellow footprints and then ended my career at P.I. in housing under a battle axe Major W.M. I left Cash sales in Men's clothing under a boot 2nd Lt. right out OCS who thought he knew everything to a crusty relic Woman Marine Major.
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Last March was 50 years for me. Plt.117 PI
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For me it has been 44yrs and about ten training days since I hit the footprints at PISC.
It ended up being a 20yr+ adventure.(plt 255)
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Old 08-08-2009, 05:41 AM
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33 years for me..Never forget that night..
Pucker factor was off the chart..LOL
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Old 08-08-2009, 06:42 AM
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This September, it will be 51 years for me! The temps at Parris Island were hitting 100+ when I started recruit training and were hitting low enough to snow the last couple of weeks I was there. We actually had a light dusting of snow one day! I don't think it even hit an inch but it was too much for many drivers to handle. There were fender benders all over the base.
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I am looking for anyone who was in the second battalion platoon 220.
They would have graduated April 1958. Please contact me.

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Old 08-08-2009, 06:59 AM
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Mentor,
Not Plt 220, but was Plt 101 in first battalion graduated around April 17, 1958. I can't believe I never found anyone from my Plt. in all these years. A friend of mine graduated in June, I invited him to go on TWS and the first night he found a Marine from his P.I. Plt. You just never know. Wish you well in your search. You have probably tried TWS, but if not give it a try. S/F L. Gladu (Misterlee).
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Old 08-08-2009, 09:05 AM
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For those reading this thread,

Misterlee brings up a good point by mentioning TWS. Although Yellow Footprints has the only searchable boot camp database on the internet we encurrage every Marine to use what ever resource you have to locate your brother and sister Marines.

Together we serve has a large membership base that might help you in your search. YFP and TWS has been working together for sometime now with the same goal of helping you. If you go to our links section you will find the link to TWS for easy access to their site.


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Old 09-15-2009, 03:37 PM
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This September, it will be 51 years for me! The temps at Parris Island were hitting 100+ when I started recruit training and were hitting low enough to snow the last couple of weeks I was there. We actually had a light dusting of snow one day! I don't think it even hit an inch but it was too much for many drivers to handle. There were fender benders all over the base.
I'm Boot to you by one year. This September 3rd was my 50th anniversary of my introduction to U.S. Marine Corps Boot Camp at Parris Island, South Carolina. Like you, entering Boot Camp in September exposed us to the heat of the South Carolina late summer and the chill of early winter. But also our first Marine Corps Birthday - we got cake!

Graduated Boot Camp on my 18th birthday, December 17th.

We also weathered the hurricane season. We had a hurricane in 1959 that set us back in training by two weeks. About one week weathering the hurricane (they moved us from the Quonset huts of 3rd Battalion to the second story of the wood barracks of the 2nd Battalion). Then spent another week or so on work parties cleaning up and also pulling guard duty on the damaged Parris Island buildings.

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... . About one week weathering the hurricane (they moved us from the Quonset huts of 3rd Battalion to the second story of the wood barracks of the 2nd Battalion). ... . LarSim
In 1995 I attended my PLT's (Plt 257, 2nd Bat., 8/57) first-ever reunion at P.I. and we were allowed to tour a remaining 2nd Bat. barracks 2nd floor (what there was of it).

Let me tell you, instant memories as we trudged up those steps.

All the rest had been torn down, but I don't recall that we were told when.

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50 Years

50 years for me 27 Oct. 09. PISC . Damm what a trip that was.
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Old 11-03-2009, 03:32 PM
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So how is it????

That some of us (ME) can't remember what we had for dinner two nights ago, but remember boot camp like it was yesterday???? Go figure
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Old 11-10-2009, 12:32 PM
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Yep I rode into PI on a bus . I sat beside a WM that had been home on her first leave and was stationed at PI . I can still remember her name. Now don't ask me what I did yesterday.
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Old 11-22-2009, 10:10 AM
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I think that's a large part of why I like this website; on here (with only one exception that I've noticed at 33-years), I'm the youngster on the cusp of 35-years in Feb!
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Old 11-25-2009, 06:57 AM
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45 yrs

On Feb 15 2010 It will be 45 years for me also. Got to P.I at about 10 that night and 2 days later was picked up by our D.I's and "Gently" ushered to our barracks where we were informed we were now part of 1st Btn B co. plt 113. Like some of the others a very high pucker factor. But overall I am glad I went, and proud to have served with the finest military orginization in the world.
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Old 11-25-2009, 07:50 AM
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I've always wondered,

if all recruits arrive at boot camp in the middle of the night if for no other reason than the scare factor.
I also arrived at night, in fact we stood in front of the airport at San Diego for more than what seemed like 4 hours before the buses arrived to take us to the base. By that time it was darker than hell when the buses came to a halt in front of the yellow footprints. From this point on the fun began and ALL hell broke loose. Like the rest of you, my first thought's were, WHAT the hell did I get myself into???????


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Old 11-25-2009, 08:56 AM
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Unreal! I guess that shows CRS can hit you in your fifties; I said February; I stepped on the Footprints in Hollywood on JANUARY 9th, 1975.

Sheesh!

I must have been thinking of my first embark on float which was FEBRUARY 27th of the following year!
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