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    Happy Thanksgiving from the Quinn family!
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    Sure would be an honor to have you as a friend Sir.
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    Very impressive photos Sgt! I enjoyed them very much.

    Semper Fi, My Older brother

    Dave
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    Hi Rod My plt. was 235 2nd Bn.. We were mainside in the older wooden barracks. I guess I am saltier than you by weeks. I graduated boot camp on
    Sept. 29th 1953. It's funny because we all think our senior DI was the worst,
    toughest and meanest. Ha Ha In the era of 1953 all Parris Island boot camps were equel and comparable. The Hollywood Marines didn't have the
    isolation and sand fleas of Parris Island so they don't equate. S/F RUDY
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    Hi Rod I enlisted with a high school buddy Bill Turek after graduation 1953. We went to boot camp together and that was the last tour we did together.
    I went to Camp Pendleton for infantry training and overseas to Japan and
    Korea and got discharged in 1956 He went to Leguine stayed in for 22years
    ending up in Vietnam. I guess the motto is if you stay in the Corp long enough you will see combat. The T/O weapon for radio operators was a 45
    pistol which was a ***** doing a "walking guard post" in freezing Korea. I got
    frostbite on my fingers because I took pistol out of holster, removed mitton and held it in my winter parka pocket in order to defend my post.
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    Outstanding pictures all of them.
    Semper Fi
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    Semper Fi Rod We were really close times at PI. I heard about seagoing Marines but never knew one. Did you choose that on your own? The only thing I ever got to choose was between a wireman or radio operator in the artillery, I chose radio operator. Semper Fi Rudy
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About seagoingbellhop
First Name:
Rod
Last Name:
Rhoads
Rank:
E-4
Do you own a business?:
No
Where did you attend bootcamp?:
MCRD Parris Island
What date did you graduate bootcamp?:
Oct 1953
What was your bootcamp platoon number?:
244
Duty Stations:
H&S-4-10, 2d Mar Div,FMF, Camp Lejeune
1st Infantry Training Regiment, Camp Geiger
MB, Portsmouth, VA
USS Forrestal (CVA-59)
Year Entered Marine corps:
1953
Year Exited Marine Corps:
1957
Favorite Duty Station:
USS Forrestal
Favorite Marine:
Chesty Puller
Wars and conflicts you were in involved in?:
Korea
Combat History:
None-Always a bridesmaid, never a bride
Military Biography:
14 years active & reserve
Current City:
Cleveland
Current State:
Ohio
Hometown:
Reading
Home State:
Pennsylvania
High School:
Reading HS
Gender:
Male
Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn
Occupation:
Retired Automation Engineer
Colleges Attended:
Albright College- BA
Penn State, MS
Interests:
Shooting, Computers,Photography,Genealogy
Favorite Quote:
If the Marine Corps wanted you to have a wife they would have issued you one!
Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Movie:
Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Favorite Book:
Hell in a very small Place

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