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hoytarcher45
04-26-04, 08:01 PM
I am shipping June 7th. I will be a member of the first battalion, alpha company. Anyone know what the first is known for, and how it measures up to the other battalions?

Caesar Augustus
04-26-04, 09:17 PM
1st Bn is the best. To bad you'll be with alpha. Charlie Co is known as the hardest Co on the depot. I got a chance to talk to the 1st Bn Co Cmdr and it was interesting to see how he took the time to come to our plt's and even talk to a few of us one on one to see how we were and tell us about life in the fleet. I'm messin w/ ya on the alpha co. thing. Although everyone knows Charlies the best

fade2black
04-27-04, 10:50 AM
Everyone knows the hardest Marines from PI come from 3rd Bn! That's why they stick them back in the woods away from everyone else :)

Semper Fi
Plt 3061 Graduated 9JUL93

david43844
04-27-04, 05:22 PM
correct fade2black.........Plt 397 Apr.1966

Flammer
04-27-04, 06:56 PM
Originally posted by fade2black
Everyone knows the hardest Marines from PI come from 3rd Bn! That's why they stick them back in the woods away from everyone else :)

Semper Fi
Plt 3061 Graduated 9JUL93

Things were different in the 60's....if I remember correctly 1st Battalion at PI was "Blood Alley", 2nd Battalion was "The Twilight Zone" and 3rd Battalion was "Disneyland"......

2nd Battalion, Series 288, Platoon 289.....

GySgtRet
04-27-04, 08:59 PM
fade2black, david43844,

When I went it was the "Thumping Third" 395 "I" 28 Dec 1973.
I also had rumor that it was "Disneylan". They had to keep us away from the rest of the Paridies area because we were a bunch of KILLERS...

OOOH RAA...!!!

Semper Fidelis

BC22
05-02-04, 08:55 PM
I graduated with Plt 1027, Alpha Co, 1st RTBN on November 21, 2003. I probably know most of the DIs inclduing the ones you'll have. If you have any questions about "Ass Alpha" feel free to ask.

hoytarcher45
05-02-04, 09:30 PM
Heh alright, here's my first. Why do they call it "Ass Alpha"?

BC22
05-04-04, 10:31 PM
Because it's the easiest company aboard the Depot.

hoytarcher45
05-05-04, 07:48 PM
Thats not exactly a plus in my book. But a Marine is a Marine.

Saurian'sEdge
05-05-04, 07:55 PM
Plt 3044 K Co.
Plt. 3044 Magnum, Big Guns on Deck, Killer Kilo Co.
Graduated 8Dec95

fade2black
05-05-04, 10:05 PM
Nice to see another Kilo Co, 3rd Bn Marine!

cjwright90
05-06-04, 10:33 AM
I was in 2 BN, PI. Even in 1985, Third Herd had us all beat for tough. Kicked tail in our meets.

DSchmitke
05-06-04, 10:41 AM
In 1976 3rd Bn "H" Co. Plt 3000 Series 3000

alanUSMCDEP03
05-06-04, 12:23 PM
How do they choose who goes to each battalion? Is it just random? And how do ya'll know what battallio you're goin to? I hope I get the biggest challenge I can.

Saurian'sEdge
05-07-04, 01:22 AM
You will.

Saurian'sEdge
05-07-04, 01:23 AM
Damn, it worked!

yellowwing
05-07-04, 01:37 AM
In '83, our 1st BN MRCD Parris Island Drill Instructors always told us, "We train you in 1st battalion, 3rd battalion they just beat you, 2nd battalion is for Momma's boys!"

Tell you what, if my back was against a Faluja wall, I would not give a **** what battalion you were trained with!

BC22
05-08-04, 04:16 AM
Drill was a big thing in Alpha Co. Drill is big for all the battalions, but Alpha usually has higher drill scores than the other companies. One of the DIs from Alpha set the regimental drill record about a year ago.

fade2black
05-08-04, 07:26 AM
Speaking of drill, my Senior DI was the Plt Sgt for the Silent Drill Plt at 8th & I before he went to the drill field. Talk about a lot of pressure!!

Blindside8162
05-09-04, 12:59 PM
At our Field Meet yesterday the Senior Drill Instructor said 2nd Battalion MCRD PI empasizes drill the most his words were "You better pray you don't get 2nd Battalion, because if you do, you'll see me and in 2nd battalion...we train."

Blindside8162
05-09-04, 01:02 PM
Oh by the way, he had this strange, psycho serial-killer look on his face. Kinda scary..

fade2black
05-10-04, 07:37 AM
Originally posted by Blindside8162
Oh by the way, he had this strange, psycho serial-killer look on his face. Kinda scary..

They all have that look, get used to it.

jegries
05-10-04, 11:14 AM
Remember with 1st Battalion its "One heart, One Blood, One Soul" and if you happen to be lucky and get GySgt Alison for your series GySgt then you'll know pain and drill come hand in hand.
1st Battalion Charlie Company 1066

ImAPuke
05-10-04, 04:16 PM
When was in boot camp--on of my D.I. 's was former recon
& you could tell the elevator didn't go to the top floor--he was
real scary--oh I forgot to mention I was in 3rd Battalion.

SSgtOfMarines
05-10-04, 08:02 PM
who cares what the differences are. Each Battalion is known for making MARINES. Worry about that. And only that.

fade2black
05-11-04, 08:40 AM
Originally posted by Jarhead1775
When was in boot camp--on of my D.I. 's was former recon
& you could tell the elevator didn't go to the top floor--he was
real scary--oh I forgot to mention I was in 3rd Battalion.

We had one of those in a sister company. He was nuts! When we did rappeling he jumped off the rappel tower without holding the rope at all (like he was diving into a pool), just to show that the Marine on belay could stop you! No one would look him in the eye after that! :D

arnoldyG/2/5
05-11-04, 10:22 AM
fade2black
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When we did rappeling he jumped off the rappel tower without holding the rope at all (like he was diving into a pool), just to show that the Marine on belay could stop you!
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We used to do that all the time when we were giving rappeling classes to Pogue units.

Saurian'sEdge
05-11-04, 04:27 PM
Sgt Carrey, my SDI did that and bounced off his head. Then he got smiling! Hard Corps SOB!

BC22
05-11-04, 10:08 PM
Sorry, I forgot to mention that I was in Alpha Co at MCRD San Diego. From the looks of your location you'll probably end up at Paradise Island :)

hoytarcher45
05-11-04, 10:12 PM
Yessir thats where I'll be. I'm counting down the days.

hoytarcher45
05-25-04, 06:13 PM
Ahh what a waste. I just recieved my ship package and it seems they moved me from alpha company to india company. That means I'll be with third battalion. Ehh oh well...ass alpha doesnt seem as good anyway. 12 days to go before I get on that bus and hopefully come back as a Marine. This recruit is good to go. OO-RAH!

snipowsky
06-11-04, 03:47 PM
1st RTBN Delta Co. Plt. 1102 (HONOR PLATOON) Parris Island...ENOUGH SAID!

P.S. I wanted to go to 3rd Battalion to be in the sticks! But we all don't get what we want. We go where the Marine Corps wants us to go!

enviro
06-11-04, 06:20 PM
Lots of talk about 1st Bn

So......


I graduated MCRD San Diego, 1st Battalion, Alpha Company, Platoon 1027, and we were the Honor Platoon


Seems like a trend to me.

snipowsky
06-11-04, 06:57 PM
Sgt. enviro you know it! All this trash talk about 1st Battalion being losers fired us up back then just like it does me now!

I'll say this as simple as it can be said...doesn't matter the Battalion because both MCRD's produce kick ass Marines!

Parris Island or San Diego...Your still a MARINE! And in my book if you're a Marine you are AOK with me no matter where you come from, even if it's OCS.

Definitely a 1st Battalion trend and Semper Fi!

Angel
06-21-04, 05:38 PM
hehe wow soo much talk on Battalions.. Whats the difference anyways? 1rst 2nd and 3rd.. all I know is that 3rd batallion is for women who wants to be in the Marines.. and 1rst & 2nd was the men.. but I still don't get the differences.. In the end.. You all are Marines.. lolz

enviro
06-21-04, 05:55 PM
No Angel - 4th Battalion is for the females.

Although, come to think of it, 3rd Battalion....... ahh just kidding!



It's a pride thing. Marines are a proud bunch. It is necessary to our way of life and for us to be successful. It is the heart of the warrior culture.

grayshade
06-21-04, 05:59 PM
When I was at P.I. I kicked ass with 3rd Bn, 3046 India Co.
Oorah!

Semper Fi, Marines

Grayshade:devious:

Angel
06-21-04, 06:14 PM
haha.. oo man.. darn i knew I said something wrong.. wow.. :::blushes::: hey oh wells

snipowsky
06-21-04, 08:31 PM
lmao@Angel saying 3rd HERD is for women. OMG! LOL I seriously laughed at that one! 4th Battalion is for women. Not 3rd you misinformed civilian! lol JK Good one though! You should be a comedian. lol

But my brothers who graduated 3rd Battalion wouldn't find that very funny! So you best hide. :bandit:

Angel
06-21-04, 08:47 PM
:::covers face with blankie::: man.. it's soo embarrassing.. i'm not worthy of being a Marines if i even tried.. lolz

mucho
06-22-04, 10:34 AM
I graduated 3rd BN I CO PLT 3074, and i can tell you straight up that 3rd BN is tons harder than 2nd BN, and if your in 1st BN your going to leave very strong! at least thats how it is at MCRDSD, Delta Co practically lived in that pit next to the px (and yet somehow they still managed to be undisiplined and heinous!)

PooleeWebber
06-27-04, 11:50 PM
I think 3rd BN would be the best, I hope I get assigned to that batallion. Being out in the sticks would kick ass.

HardJedi
06-27-04, 11:56 PM
Originally posted by mucho
I graduated 3rd BN I CO PLT 3074, and i can tell you straight up that 3rd BN is tons harder than 2nd BN, and if your in 1st BN your going to leave very strong! at least thats how it is at MCRDSD, Delta Co practically lived in that pit next to the px (and yet somehow they still managed to be undisiplined and heinous!)

(sigh):no:

Look. Unless boot has changed alot, there is not much difference between the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd BN. So, to any poolees, just do your best, wherever you get stuck. it's all the same. Things there are timed to the second, and all regimented to a level that most computer programers would be jealous of. the only differences are the personalities of your individual DI's

leroy8541
06-28-04, 12:25 AM
1125

HardJedi
06-28-04, 12:36 AM
Originally posted by hoytarcher45
Ahh what a waste. I just recieved my ship package and it ....................

WAIT A MINUTE! SHIP PACKAGE?!?!?! what the hell is a ship package? I didn't get no stinking ship package! LOL

I was cheated!

Seriously though, what the hell IS a ship package?

all I got was told, " be here this day at this time.."

and that's what happened.

SOOOO any of you poolees wanna help out and old Devil Dog on this one? ( lord, the SHAME!) :D

cjwright90
06-28-04, 09:30 AM
I am not that old of an old timer and don't know what a ship package is.

enviro
06-28-04, 09:32 AM
You got a Ship Package - just don't know it.

It's that huge package of paperwork that signs your ass away to the Corps! (Orders shipping you to boot camp as your first duty station)

cjwright90
06-28-04, 12:34 PM
Makes sense. Ok, I got one!