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Old 12-22-2009, 03:30 PM
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I wasn't sure if I was in Plt. 186 or 187, but on my test scores when I got my records had a 186 written on top and then I found it on top of another paper so I knew then for sure it was 186. I could never forget my service # though 2127888 it was so burned into my brain that it lived through the 60's where some memories didn't, remember they say if you remember the 60's you weren't there.lol Never forget that sandpit at SD, we spent a lot of time on our back, on our bellies, stand up, get down, for what seemed hours and holding our buckets full of sand out to the side until your arms felt like they would fall off...I would do all over again if I could.
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Old 12-23-2009, 08:47 PM
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Platoon 267 1964,

was the first qounset huts off the sand pit. YOU hit the nail on the head discribing the fun we had there....MEMORIESSSSSS
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I have forgotten (age I guess) what my plt number was at PI. I started in the 3rd and finished in the 2nd. We graduated in May or June of 1959. Any help would really be great.


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If you could possibly fill out your profile giving a full name, we just might be able to help you.
Since I graduated in April 1959, we just might be able to narrow it down to what platoon you were in...My goodness, you might be one of those lost souls from my platoon....


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It's been just over 51 years since I was in a recruit platoon at Parris Island. I'm often amazed when I see a Marine that can't remember his platoon number. There are a few things in don't think I could forget. Platoon number, serial number and DI names are just a few things that seem to be permanently embeded into my memory of those days. I do stumble a bit on a few things. General Orders, rifle numbers and a few other things that some guys seem to remember.
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Old 12-27-2009, 07:09 AM
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Rifle number,

OK I'll admit there's not much about boot camp I will never forget, but my rifle number is one that I have never been able to remember. Oh ya, my 10 general orders is another one of those things that has just slipped my mind over the years. How in the hell does anyone remember their rifle number, it simply amazes me one could remember that bit of information....
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OK I'll admit there's not much about boot camp I will never forget, but my rifle number is one that I have never been able to remember. Oh ya, my 10 general orders is another one of those things that has just slipped my mind over the years. How in the hell does anyone remember their rifle number, it simply amazes me one could remember that bit of information....
I may not be able to remember my rifle number, but I still have my range book from Boot Camp and I think the serial number for the rifle I used at the range is in it somewhere. And, I have PCS orders moving me from 1st MARDIV Band to 3rd MARDIV Band while in Nam and the serial number for my M-14 and that I was bringing my 782 gear was included as part of my orders.
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Man, I agree........ how could any Marine forget his Boot Camp Platoon number or his serial number (if you had one)!
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I suppose a failing memory might include Platoon Number and Serial Number but those two things have stuck in my mind for 50 years. I have a tougher time remembering my Social Security Number than my Marine Corps Serial Number!
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I don't remember the rifle or pistol serial numbers I had over the 20 yrs I was on active duty but the Military Service Number(MSN), Platoon Number and the names of the DI's less one of the new DIs right out of school that was only with our platoon till he left with one of our Junior DIs left as a new Senior DI to take on a new platoon.
The Social Security Account Number(SSAN) came into active use while I was assigned to the Computer Programming Activity that was supporting the Finance Center. That was a massive effort to resequence all the files, Active, Reserve, Retired, and the Bonds and Allotments, from MSN to SSAN.
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Well I remember mine,it was Platoon 114 we were an Honor Platoon we took the hole nine yards all kit-n-caboodle.had one run in with my Jr. Di and paid for it dearly.
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Well, I guess That I am one of the dummys that can`t remember their plt #.

I was in 2ed rec bn, from 20 May 1954 to 6 Aug 1954. was on 2ed deck of wooden barracks and I think my senior DI was sgt. Flynn.
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Man, I agree........ how could any Marine forget his Boot Camp Platoon number or his serial number (if you had one)!
Try haveing 40,000 lbs of cargo crush the cab of your semi and pin you in the wreck for over 7 hrs before they get you out , and lay in a coma for 6 months and 15 days , then you take your memory test and see how much of your boot camp you remember . I still don't know what Plant. I was in .. all I know for sure is I graduated with the 2nd Bn. MCRD PI on Jan. 14th 1962
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You don't need your boot camp number as far as I am concerned. I know who you are and the the establishment knows who I am and that I am a retired field grade mustang officer.
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Yes indeed.The good ol sand pits.We had the qounset huts in 1966,and the wash racks were right in front then the pits.Squad thrust forever,and the buckets of sand.The San Diego airport was just over the fence.Like Gary said,I could never remember my rifle # or the 10 general orders.That was one proud day in my life graduating from boot camp.Being 64 now,I wonder if I could even make it thru again.Would love to try and see how far I could get..
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at 63 I'm pretty healthing for my age I have to beleive they'd find BOTH of our asses sucking the ground after a short time. yuk yuk
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I GOT ONE MAJOR QUESTION FOR EVERYONE HERE..
So here goes, does anyone have any Idea how to go about finding out what Platoon say someone was in say like Zebra29er who is wondering what his was...
Reason I'm asking is one day I or anyone else may forget there Platoon number and it would be great to know how to find oout what it was. I not nearly as old as some of you are but one day I might get hurt and forget my Platoon number and want to know what it was.
Probably one sure way would be to have it Tattooed on your body but there you go , who would have thought of that say 30, 40, or 50 years ago you know.. So if anyone knows how to recover your Platoon info that would be great to know..
Semper fi and I hope someone has that info....
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I knew a way to find out what it was but I forget!
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Other than sites like this one who stores this kind of information there is no SURE way to find out this information. If you went to boot camp at San Diego the Marine Corps Historical Society can find your platoon number in many cases. If you know about what month you graduated or entered boot camp, you can remember any of your drill instructors names it's my understanding they can figure out what platoon you might have been in. They (Historical Society) can pull those platoon pictures to see if your in one of them. I don't know if they charge to do this or not?

I am sure Parris Island can do the same thing.

The best bet here is for each of you to have a military file at home where your family members can find it. This file should have your DD-214, and any military records you've obtained from the St Louis records division.
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I find it hard to believe that ANYONE could forget what platoon they were in at boot camp!! Iremember every second of "boot" from 0345 when i arrived at "P I" and that 9 foor tall "D I" ripped the door off the bus and charged in!I,m 68 years old and THOSE MEMORIES HAVE NOT FADED!! Was in PLT.184,16 OCT, 1961....Still can't find all those girls the recruiter told me were there!! SEMPER FI JARHEADS!..."SMITTY",,,
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