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    Another point; it's been so long I don't think it...

    Another point; it's been so long I don't think it would hurt. SSGT Rushing was really UP on winning the drill competition. He wanted things perfect and he wanted us to bring home the title. Hour...
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    The one Marine I'd like to find

    The one Marine I'd like to find was SDI SSGT Rushing, Plt 339 of 336 beginning July 7, 1961 and grad Oct 1961. My family never came to grad and I was one of two that happened to in the series. He...
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    If ALL the big companies go along with it, that...

    If ALL the big companies go along with it, that will mean no gas delivery. I walk, though just barely, so I wish them luck. They cut profit margins for drivers then impose rules that make thing...
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    ​When I first drove it was 18.9--A Buck would get...

    ​When I first drove it was 18.9--A Buck would get me from New Bedford to Boston, drive around town gawking and back home and still had plenty of gas. Of course it was, ahem, a Corvair Spyder.
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    Hey, Tom: When Dad first got out we lived in...

    Hey, Tom: When Dad first got out we lived in Pawtucket on Prospect Hill. He was a radio announcer at WPAW and did a live talent show and had his own little band that did the REAL country songs. ...
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    Hey, Marsha: My Dad died from war wound...

    Hey, Marsha: My Dad died from war wound complications and TB he picked up at Guadalcanal in 1959. I was 15. I certainly got lost for a long time for I was his caretaker. I had no childhood so the...
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    Thanks, Marv. Got it and I'll go to it As for...

    Thanks, Marv. Got it and I'll go to it As for Native American, it's potpouri. My Dad's Mom was full blood Siksika (Blackfoot), his blood father full blood Nakoa (Blackfeet; my Mom's mother was...
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    Two things I recall...there were maybe 15 smokers...

    Two things I recall...there were maybe 15 smokers when we started out but toward the end of boot, when smoking lamp was lit, there must have been thirty and we all smoked the 100's. The other thing...
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    I think what really bothers me about not finding...

    I think what really bothers me about not finding that grad book is the fact that PISC and the brothers in 339 and HDI SSGT Rushing changed my whole life. It was a year to the day that my Dad died...
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    I don't give up. If I can't do it the old way,...

    I don't give up. If I can't do it the old way, I'll find a new way. Sometimes you get lucky and find the adaptation was better than the old way. I'm Native American. Just give me a blanket, ammo...
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    Thank you both, ChuckH and Rocky C. You just...

    Thank you both, ChuckH and Rocky C. You just gave me the chills. I watched some of the films at PI on FB and it looked as if those ropes are set lower. I went from a skinny 134 pounder to an inch...
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    Sworn in when 16 April 1961. Left for PI and...

    Sworn in when 16 April 1961. Left for PI and started & July 1961 after 17th birthday. Grad uated PI Sept-Oct 1961. During ITR, broke back in fall from rope bridge and M1 I carried for someone as...
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    PI started July 7 1961 to sometime in Sept 1961. ...

    PI started July 7 1961 to sometime in Sept 1961. HDI SSGT RUSHING, also SGTs Fox, Philipps, Long. 3rd Bn plt 339 of the 336 series. They claim that our grad books were destroyed and having hell of...
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    Three generation family. Looking for my grad...

    Three generation family. Looking for my grad book 1961. Looking for my Dad's 1942(?). Also, the one Marine who really helped me when family never showed up for grad was SSGT HDI Rushing. Tried to...
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