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  1. Had this made for our Boot Camp platoon reunion...

    Had this made for our Boot Camp platoon reunion in 2010. No one has thrown me in jail or sued me yet.
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  2. Thread: Air Wingers

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    Glad to see a few old LAAM Marines popping up...

    Glad to see a few old LAAM Marines popping up here and there.
    Short time in Charlie Battery 2nd LAAM Bn at 29 Palms in '63. LAAM Bn's were part of FMF then. Off to BES at San Diego 4th of July...
  3. Thread: Coffee Talk

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    Sam Elliot is three days older than me and we're...

    Sam Elliot is three days older than me and we're the same height. His mustache is better than mine and I wear glasses but other than that we're twins. :D
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    Your chances of winning the lottery are better...

    Your chances of winning the lottery are better than your chances of finding a copy of your dad's platoon book. Don't get your hopes up but you could try yellowfootprints-dot-com

    On the other...
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    Shut the front door. Well, that sucks. Ft. Bliss...

    Shut the front door. Well, that sucks. Ft. Bliss was an excellent duty station. Terrific chow. No liberty cards. No fence. No front gate and right across the border from Juarez.

    Ft. Sill looks to...
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    Big difference between Engineers and Cannon...

    Big difference between Engineers and Cannon Cockers. Do more research on this one. Since you're a Marine, you're familiar with the bait and switch routine.
  7. Yean, always heard that East of the Mississippi...

    Yean, always heard that East of the Mississippi BS but it's not accurate. It's by Recruiting District. 8th, 9th and 12th go to San Diego. 1st, 4th & 6TH go to PI. There may be exceptions to that (ask...
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    We were attached to the Wing but never considered...

    We were attached to the Wing but never considered ourselves part of the Wing. Best duty station was Ft. Bliss TX when I was in HAWK missile school. MCAS Cherry Point was good.
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    Your chances of finding a copy of your platoon...

    Your chances of finding a copy of your platoon book are only slightly better than winning Power Ball or Mega Millios (or even your state lottery).

    I've had a search saved on ebay, looking for a...
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    No high lofty ideals for me. I had no desire to...

    No high lofty ideals for me. I had no desire to be "the best" and didn't have a family role model. My dad never served and my uncles who were in WWII were all Army. I had never considered becoming a...
  11. I don't have the words to express how angry this...

    I don't have the words to express how angry this makes me. It's blatant F... Y.., you can't touch me.

    7.62x51 Touch this b*t*h.
  12. Thread: Baseball

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    This is turning into a very interesting season....

    This is turning into a very interesting season. Gonna have to wait until after the All Star Game to get a fuzzy picture of how it might turn out.

    At this point, it looks like Boston and Baltimore...
  13. Thread: Baseball

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    Can you believe they made hay out of that...

    Can you believe they made hay out of that abortion they played yesterday. The crack of Javier Baez's bat in the 13th inning, rattled the windows here at home and told the story about the final game...
  14. Thread: Baseball

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    I can root for the Red Sox. Especially if they're...

    I can root for the Red Sox. Especially if they're playing the Nu Uork Yankeys.:sick:

    I'm a Cubs fan and am astonished and worried at the same time over the way they're playing this year. They...
  15. Hope springs eternal. It's why I buy lottery...

    Hope springs eternal. It's why I buy lottery tickets.
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    I went to Viet Nam in August of 1965 and caught...

    I went to Viet Nam in August of 1965 and caught my freedom bird 22 August 1966. I was not a combat Marine. These are the ribbons I came home with. I do not apologize for any of that.

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    A...
  17. Gives new meaning to "Terminal Lance".

    Gives new meaning to "Terminal Lance".
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    Lost Five over the past year

    James Brauch, Everett WA -- Platoon 145, MCRD San Diego 1962 -- February 2015 - Cancer

    Michael Vann, Florida -- Platoon 145, MCRD San Diego 1962 -- November 2015 - Traffic Accident

    SgtMaj Jesse...
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    I hear ya. Same-same me and when I run into...

    I hear ya. Same-same me and when I run into someone who doesn't have it or their Drill Instructors burned into their memory, I don't understand it but I've come to accept that it does occasionally...
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    Yes. Not me but my best friend when I was in the...

    Yes. Not me but my best friend when I was in the Corps. A few years ago I was up at his house and said something about his platoon number and he had to go dig out his platoon book because he couldn't...
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    Charlie Battery 2nd LAAM Bn - 29 Palms May & June...

    Charlie Battery 2nd LAAM Bn - 29 Palms May & June 1963. I ended up back in LAAM Bn at Cherry Point in Sept 1964 but by that time LAAM Bn's had been transferred from FMF to the Wing.
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    They beat me by a little over six months. They...

    They beat me by a little over six months. They went through boot camp in late '61/early '62. I didn't start boot camp until 28June1962. The Everly Brothers were certainly among my favorites of the...
  23. Thread: MCC codes?

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    Holy cats. Things sure have gotten complicated...

    Holy cats. Things sure have gotten complicated during the past 50 years. Just think about all those 0100s that have been put out of work since they stopped typing orders in quadruplicate. :)
  24. Update

    Been a few years and in that time I've located 50-60 LAAM Marines from the '64-'66 era.

    There was a reunion in Las Vegas in '06 with 12 attending.
    Another reunion at Cherry Point in '07 saw 13...
  25. Deceased

    02/08/06 I discovered someone in North Carolina that knew Bill. I'm sorry to say, he passed from this world 12 July 98. According to my source, he had kidney problems and was on dialysis. She said...
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