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Old 04-17-2009, 10:36 PM
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43 years ago today

18APR66, I stood on the YFP of PISC.
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Old 05-27-2009, 03:11 AM
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June 26,1956,I went aboard P.I.S.C. There were no yellow footprints to stand on at
the time. Sometime between 56/66 the foot prints were put down and is now history. Does anyone actually know when the painting of the footprints occured?
Myself and many other Marines haved asked this question for years without finding
the answer. Seems no written record exist nor a definitive date.
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Old 05-27-2009, 11:26 PM
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Hey caltrap

I don't know about the history of YFP, when they were first painted. I have read posts on other sites, where marines who went in around the same time as I did, do not remember standing on them.
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Old 05-27-2009, 11:34 PM
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Yellow footprints

This is a neat pin
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This is a neat pin
where did you find that at?
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where did you find that at?
Bill, this is the link to the Pin in Sgt Grit's on-line catalog:
http://usmcshop.grunt.com/Products/M...PID-14003.aspx

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Talking Yellow Footprints

I don't remember yellow footprints when I reported to Parris Island in September of 1959. But I couldn't swear to it one way or the other. I had other things on my mind that night at "o'dark thirty" with some Drill Instructor screaming for me to get off HIS bus and get into line with the other recruits "a**hole to bellybutton."

I do have a Recruit Book from those days. The book contains a lot of "boilerplate" text and pictures from past recruit platoons. The pics of the recruits (not my platoon) entering Receiving in my book show no evidence of yellow footprints. They're just herded in line on the walkway leading into the Receiving Barracks.

The mystery continues. Just when were yellow footprints introduced?

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I do recall

When the bus stopped a rr, the drill instructor came aboard and yelled.......to your right there are sets of yellow footprints painted on the pavement at 45 degrees. You will get off this bus and line up on them......along with a bunch of other english and non-english words that couldn't be understood because of all the commotion of all us maggots trying to get out the door at the same time. That was at approx 2330 to near 2359 on 18apr66.

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Hey larsim

My platoon book has 48 pages and there are only 8 pages, (the last 8 in the book), that has our platoon in it. The front 40 are from some other platoons gone by i guess.

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A drill instructor from those days might know the history of yfp.
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Bagman,

Most platoon books are layed out in the same manner. From the DI page back are dedicated to your platoon. The pages from the cover to the DI page are generic pictures that cover what the recruit training is all about.
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