View Full Version : ser. # verses state

02-21-09, 10:48 PM
back before 1955 [when i came in] till ??? they assigned you a serial #: not your SS# what i want to know is based on the first three degits of your ser# what state were you from. mine is "153"6376 i entered in Mass.

02-22-09, 07:25 AM
264-6829 New Jersey - 1969
Semper Fi

02-22-09, 07:33 AM
254- Ohio, '69...go figure.

02-22-09, 07:39 AM
252 in 69, from Tennessee!

Ed Palmer
02-22-09, 08:19 AM
1583xxx Feb 56 Kansas
actually location had nothing to do with it , it was based on recruiting district like Kansas city, New Orleans and the great Lake,s area

02-22-09, 10:44 AM
1485 Ohio 1954

02-22-09, 10:48 AM
Ohio 1954 ser# 1485

It seems that it is based on when you joined. I had a cousin that joined in 53 and his ser# was 13#####

Sgt Jim
02-22-09, 12:15 PM
261,1969 Louisville Ky.

02-22-09, 02:13 PM
1597xxx, From Houston, TX, in FEB 1956

02-22-09, 02:52 PM
227**** Maryland 1966

02-22-09, 02:57 PM
GOLLY-GEE!!! None of this apply's to Squids!! OOOOOHHHHH!!! My Service Number, starts with....B30....Mount Vernon, N.Y.!!!!!.....DDDDDOC

Old Marine
02-22-09, 04:57 PM
It depends on what district and how quotas were met. Mine was 1411xxx. Enlisted in Fresno, Ca. in July 1953.

02-22-09, 05:22 PM
I worked in Data processing while in the Corps and from what I remember service numbers were assigned in boot campin numerical order/first come first served so to speak. I used that knowledge to keep tabs on many of my boot camp friends since their service numbers were all close to what mine was 2527xxx from november 1968....

02-22-09, 08:53 PM
1975*** 1960 N.e. Tn.

02-22-09, 09:16 PM
In '61,N.Y...1972...WTFO....:evilgrin:

02-23-09, 12:23 AM
270 dec 1970

02-23-09, 05:32 PM
South Texas - San Antone - '65

Joined with a Buddy - Signed up together, physical same date, same time, same place, same plane ride, same bus ride, same night on the Yellow Footprints.

I am 206xxxx
He is 214xxxx

Rocky C
02-23-09, 05:44 PM
039 enlited in 76 DEP Rhode Island

02-23-09, 07:47 PM
267.5397...Ohio 1970

02-25-09, 10:44 PM
Back in the early early 60s, that is how you knew who was a boot and who was a newbie. Serial no. They issued them as you came in, no other way.

03-01-09, 05:08 PM
Middy here, the reason i started this one is i have the duty roster from HMM-261 in Udorn, Thailand in 1962. i have been looking these guys up. now up to 47 its getting tougher to find. The other day i sent each of them a ball cap just like the original one we all wore back then. thanks, my post or another the replys are fun

Ken Hendry
03-01-09, 06:57 PM
1955xxx Fla. 1961:yes: