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    Happy Thanksgiving from the Quinn family!
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    Sir I would be so honored to be able to have you as a friend. I love it when and older salty Marine is on here so we can learn from him or her. Have to be politically correct now. hahahaha.Semper Fi Sir.
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    Hey Rudy
    What platoon were you in- I was in 6th Bn Plt 244- I bet we marched through your platoon a couple times. Remember that-give em the elbows and steal their skivvies???
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    Yeah-we were in very close platoons. Of course, my DI's were worse than yours. (ha!) you say you were a wireman, so was I (in the 10th)-got really sick of repairing wire when tanks would chew it up in the boonies. I was a reserve artillaryman when I went in (for a 2 year hitch) I had just finished summer camp at Lejeune with 2d 155 Guns, Force Troops and got my orders for active duty when I got home. Went to PI in July. Was a PFC and had old WWII utilities from the reserves. Caught hell from DI's-"you think you're salty, t____?"- that kind of stuff. a week before outpost I was called up to speak to the 1st sgt. He said-"T___, you don't want to be a f_______ reserve,, do you boy?" NO SIR. "You want to be a regular"-Yes SIR!-so he made me a deal-I got to choose 3 schools if I would ship over to the regulars for 3 years -he didn't tell me I would lose my boot camp time. I shipped-chose all airdale schools- got my orders a week later-0300 Camp Lejeune. Sorreee! Back then we couldn't sue the Corps so I sucked in my gut and said AYE AYE Sir! Ended up in the 10th Marines as I had 0811 in the reserves. They needed wiremen. I wanted to be a radio operator-Tough! When I was dumped by my gunny to ITR as staff, I served there in Geiger for awhile and finally extended my enlistment AGAIN to get Sea School-It was just like boot camp and I was a Sgt while going through it. I enjoyed sea duty but wanted to go to Far East noit Europe-Overall OK though- stayed in reserves for 12 more years and got out in 66 after sweating potential callup for Nam. Still in artillary
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    Hey-Ol timer- looks like you and I was in the same year-Them days are gone forever but wasn't it something to remember.I got orders for Gifu but ticked off my Gunny and ended up at Camp Geiger-and so it goes
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    Old Sarge, I see many a the same foot prints on your resume also just a diferent time n other places our Corps reides circling this globe puttin out brush fires for the word "FREEDOM" Rudy GBY also my friend may you enjoy these remaining days to years amoungst us young pups..
  7. Thanks Bulkyker! I really appreciate that. SEMPER FI
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    Hey, you old Jarhead!! Isn't it nice to still be sucking air? Sometimes I get the feeling that I'm breathing somebody elses, but I'm still breathing. Thank you for your service to our Country and beloved Corps. Semper Fi!!

    Ed
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About pi 53
First Name:
Rudolph
Last Name:
Kardos
Rank:
E-4
Do you own a business?:
No
Where did you attend bootcamp?:
MCRD Parris Island
What date did you graduate bootcamp?:
Sept.29, 1953
What was your bootcamp platoon number?:
235
Duty Stations:
H&S/3/12/3rdDiv - Camp McNair - Japan
H&S/3/11/1stDiv - DMZ Korea
H&S/3/11/1stDiv - Mainside Camp Pendleton
Year Entered Marine corps:
1953
Year Exited Marine Corps:
1956
Favorite Duty Station:
Camp McNair -Mt Fuji Japan
Favorite Marine:
Sgt. C. J. Waller- Senior DI "Chosin Few"
Wars and conflicts you were in involved in?:
Korea
Military Biography:
2nd INF TR REG, TC#2 PENDLETON,Ca.
Current City:
North Huntingdon -Irwin
Current State:
Pennsylvania
Hometown:
East Pittsburgh
Home State:
Pennsylvania
High School:
Turtle Creek
Gender:
Male
Occupation:
retired
Colleges Attended:
Hard Knocks
Interests:
50s music and movies
Favorite Quote:
It is what it is
Favorite Color:
Green
Favorite Movie:
Sands Of Iwo Jima

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