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06-20-12, 06:36 PM
white skivvies here. Plt 1104 San Diego Dec '74
Proud to have been a Remington Raider (0161)!!! That's exactly the term the Senior DI used when he annouced my MOS that fateful day in 1974!
Now I have a question regarding my own post! Should the salute be rendered with our without let's say a ball cap? Should I take the cap off and salute? Or salute with the cap on?
This is all to...
I just found out that veteran's and active duty personel out of uniform are now authorized to "now render the military-style hand salute" at the raising, lowering or passing of the flag. They are...
Week swimmer!!! Should have seen my face when they told us to go to the deep end and jump off the 20' platform! I had never been in water over my head before. One of my favorite boot stories to...
I have a copy of Plt 1104 San Diego December 1974 on a compact disk. If anyone would like a copy let me know. Would like to have a hard copy if anyone has an extra. Thanks to Col. Couv. for the...
I turned 18 in Boot Camp. On final inspection day the Bat. CO stood in front of me and asked "how old are you son?" I said "17 no 18 sir". He asked well which is it 17 or 18? I said "18 sir, it is...
02-19-11, 04:15 PM
Just missed you, I was at Fuji 1 May 75 until 30 May 76. Loved it, the best duty ever for me.
I sat down at the poker table at a casino in Baton Rouge a couple weeks ago, I had a USMC tshirt on, guy a couple seats away said "oooh hah" (strike one) stuck his hand out and said Semper Fi. Said...
they were there in 74 I stood on them.
01-09-10, 02:41 PM
You might be right Sparkie. I went in in '74, high shooter got automatic promo then I am sure, big deal was made because two were so close.
01-03-10, 01:26 PM
Even the good ones don't get it right. Full Metal Jacket at the end of training when R Lee was calling out MOS, Pvt. Pile,, the fuk up was wearing PFC. chevrons. In those years, that would have made...
01-03-10, 01:19 PM
This kinda thing drives me crazy. There were some low lifes in Marine uniforms after Hurricane Katrina standing on a street corner collecting money for the victims of the storm. An off duty cop...
12-30-09, 09:58 PM
Well now that I have been around the site a bit wanted to add a bit.
Plt 1104 Sep 74 Dec 74
Went to boot San Diego, recruiter said I had my choice, dear old dad went to Hollywood back in the...
12-26-09, 05:10 PM
hate to say it this way....however back in my day '74 he would have been set back and not allowed to graduate until he qualified!
If you join to give yourself discipline....well it might work and you will be an average Marine. If you join like thousands before that became the best of the best, they joined for the love of God,...
12-14-09, 08:18 PM
got that beat, turned 18, three days before graduation!
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