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Old 10-28-2010, 08:26 AM
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Well, for me it has been 48 years.....graduated Sept.1962, Platoon 350 MCRD San Diego. I definitely remember the first night in Receiving Barracks thinking..."Oh my God, what have I done ?" Just attended my nephews graduation at MCRD San Diego on 10/22/10....lots of memories, lots of changes !
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Old 10-28-2010, 09:11 AM
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I actually spent a couple of days at Recruit Receiving at PI. We had to wait a day or two for additional recruits to arrive so a full series could be formed. We were put into a squadbay with double racks. I ended up on a top bunk.

On the day our DI's picked us up to form a platoon, they came before reville. Of course, they entered the squadbay yelling and screaming. As one of our JDI's shouted for me to get up next to my rack, I was still half asleep listening to his gentile words. For some reason, I thought I was back home and my mother was waking me up to come down for breakfast. I said "OK Ma! I'll be right down!" The next thing I knew I had this feeling that I was falling! I was! The DI had turned over my rack and I was headed to the deck for a hard impact. That was over 52 years ago and it is still a vivid memory!
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Old 10-28-2010, 04:03 PM
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Come August 23,2010 it will be 42 years since I was on the "yellow footprints" and yes it was 2 or 3 in the morning ! Gunny Skinner was my first senior drill Instructor( got orders for Nam )2nd week there. Then We had SSGT Vallancourt SGT T.Fagan and good ole SGT R.Kay. It was in the high 90s to low 100s for most of aug/sept then hurricane season ! Oy ! and finally it was Oct. and on my way to Gieger. absolutely loved Camp Lejuene. And of course I spent the next 19 months at Pendleton ! But that is how it goes in the "green Machine".
Here's me barracks ! Mine being the farthest on the left bottom. Gary
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Old 10-28-2010, 06:12 PM
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I may have posteed this somewhere else last week, but last week , It was FIFTY years ago that I arrived at Diego. FIFTY YEARS, where the hell did they go?

It is hard to remember a lot in those years, but I will NEVER forget the time I spent in the best uniformed services in the world. I cant remember dates well , nor names, but holy shit , I remember my ser no, rifle number and org .

Sometimes when I wake up with a piss hard on, I can even remember what it is good for.
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Old 11-05-2010, 07:30 PM
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March 2011 it will be 58 years since I arrived P I . It was about noon and chow time I thought that I was in "Heaven" Chicken ala king. Never had it befor all you could eat. found out later shouldn't have eaten that much .. Semper Fi..

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Old 11-06-2010, 12:14 PM
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September 22nd 2010 44 years for me MCRDSD.....................
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Old 11-16-2010, 08:27 PM
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28 OCT. 59 Can't believe it's been 51 years . Entering Paris Island was not Paradise but wouldn't trade it for anything. Semper Fi
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Old 02-09-2011, 10:06 AM
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I spent my first month at PI in Platoon 198 in September of 1958. An unfortunate incident with my SDI landed me in the hospital for two weeks. I was set back into Platoon 344 which was only a week behind Platoon 198. Since all of 3rd BN was still in 16 man Quonset huts, it was a big difference from the white, wooden barracks of 1st BN. But, I'd have to say I ended up liking it better than the wood barracks. For one thing, it was harder for the DI's to keep a watchful eye over everyone.
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Old 02-14-2011, 02:03 PM
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Feb,of 1973 marks the month My vacation was suppose to begin, But I took a detour to Parris Island and you know what it was the start of a Beautiful relation ship oh yea that relation ship was with,

the Marine Corps Oorahhh !!!


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Old 02-16-2011, 09:53 PM
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In June of this year it will be 32 years ago. 1 year of delayed entry. Platoon 2050, 2nd Battalion, Foxtrot Company, Parris Island Graduated 25 Sept. 79. New to the Boards here today.

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Old 02-17-2011, 07:35 AM
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Let me,

be the first to WELCOME you aboard Marine!!

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Jan.14,1968 is the night I met those footprints. We had to wait till enough recruits arrived to make up our platoon. We started the first day of training on Jan.19,1968. So it been 45 years and 12, days . S/F

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Old 01-27-2013, 05:23 AM
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Sorry, I must have accidentally got into the boot forum.
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:26 PM
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Jan 22nd, 1955 no yellow foot prints. can't remember day or night. 1st bn, 2nd floor right. 9 yrs,,, why i left [ E-5 ] i'm not real sure,,, pissed at something,,, the first phrog was there that day and the Lt. said " i'll see to it you get one " i remember i cried that day,,, and a lot of days [ while alone ] for the next month or so. ya figure i came off the streets of boston at 17 and 3 days this was the only life i knew. oh well we adjust and go on.
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