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    WWII Battle of Okinawa

    Marines!
    I have a friend, grandfather fought on Okinawa. Is there a place to find him on the net, with only his name?
    Semper Fi,
    Eric
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    OHH-RAH!!! I was curious about SOI. I went...

    OHH-RAH!!! I was curious about SOI. I went through the old ITS at San Onofry in 1979.
    Thanks,
    Eric
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    Consider the source; "The New York Times". Not...

    Consider the source; "The New York Times". Not exactly Pro Marine Corps. They quote the fired,yes, fired CO of 4th Bn as if she were a saint.
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    Recruit's Suicide at Parris Islan

    Marines: Article about a recruit's suicide:...
  5. Top, I'm with you. We tell them our tactics and...

    Top, I'm with you. We tell them our tactics and methods?
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    Thanks Top! I remember seeing the DI from...

    Thanks Top! I remember seeing the DI from receiving at 3rd Bn. towards the end of Boot Camp.
    Semper Fi,
    Eric
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    Assignment of DIs

    Marines!! I have been following this story about a recruit's suicide. There's all this talk about 3rd Bn. RTR PI and how tough it is. Okay, are DIs assigned to a specific company and bn for their...
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    I'm impressed. I did squad leaders course on Oki...

    I'm impressed. I did squad leaders course on Oki in '79. What billet did you have after the school?
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    Thanks. I just cleared it. Can you try again?

    Thanks. I just cleared it. Can you try again?
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    Hi Kphans! Thanks for the quick and moreover...

    Hi Kphans!
    Thanks for the quick and moreover honest reply. So, they really try to break you down? Sounds like a plan. Is this more for career Marines? Did you go through it? Do you know any links...
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    Advanced Infantry Course?

    Marines!
    Can some one tell me about the "Advanced Infantry Course"? We didn't have this in my day and am curious. Any info would be appreciated.
    Semper Fi,
    Eric:usmc:
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    Thanks for all the answers, Leathernecks!!

    Thanks for all the answers, Leathernecks!!
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    3rd Bn. RTR MCRD-Fact or fiction?

    Marines!
    Is anyone heard this- 3rd Bn. MCRDPI is supposedly tougher than the other battalions? I've heard this from a couple of people and have no proof. I'm not sure that I really believe it, but I...
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    Thanks. I'm going to have to check my certificate...

    Thanks. I'm going to have to check my certificate from ITS. Maybe it was longer at Geiger, than at San Onofry.
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    Rocky C, what year did you go through it? As I...

    Rocky C, what year did you go through it? As I recall, mine was a max of five weeks. The first week was 0311, general infantry stuff, then we broke off into our MOS. I was an 0341.
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    ITS 1979 and now?

    Marines!
    I went through Infantry Training School on board San Onafry (Spelling?) in 1979. My training was only, I think, four weeks. It's been much improved since then. I talk to guys that go...
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    Thanks.

    Thanks.
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    Women in Grunt Units?

    Marines! Are there now Women grunts on active duty anywhere?
    Thanks,
    Eric
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    Thanks for the help. I knew, I could count on...

    Thanks for the help. I knew, I could count on Uncle Sam's Motorcycle Club.
    Semper Fi,
    Eric
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    Outstanding!!!

    Outstanding!!!
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    Marines! I found at leas the first part;...

    Marines! I found at leas the first part; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUH_cFsWFeE
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    Yes, this is it, I think. I can't view it here....

    Yes, this is it, I think.
    I can't view it here.
    Thanks,
    Eric
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    USMC2571! I did find something on IMDB. But, I...

    USMC2571!
    I did find something on IMDB. But, I can't find it on the net. IMDB says it was made in 1964, but I think there are wrong. Thanks for any help.
    Eric
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    First Platoon?

    Marines!
    Does anyone know the PBS Documentary called "1st Platoon"? It was on PBS sometime in the mid or late 1980's. I cant' find it.
    Semper Fi,
    Eric
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    I also wanted to go in the military. We had a...

    I also wanted to go in the military. We had a career day at our high school, when I was a freshman. I was so impressed by the dignity and bearing of a Marine S/Sgt and my dad's tales of WWII that I...
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