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    Yes, I had all three of them when I joined the...

    Yes, I had all three of them when I joined the Corps.
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    Welcome aboard. Its good to hear from some old...

    Welcome aboard. Its good to hear from some old salts. (enlisted March '59) :yes:
  3. Thread: Memories

    by Skosh59
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    Memories

    Fifty two years ago today, I got on that train from Pittsburgh, Pa to SC. Stepped off at Yemasse SC for that famous bus ride to PI that changed my life forever.
    :evilgrin:
    Seems like it was...
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    I'm with you, Brother.

    I'm with you, Brother.
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    Joking aside, it will be an interesting match up....

    Joking aside, it will be an interesting match up. I watched both games AFC & NFC play offs. Both Green Bay and Pittsburgh played only 30 minutes, both almost gave the game away..... In deed it will...
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    Golden Telephone A man in Topeka, Kansas...

    Golden Telephone



    A man in Topeka, Kansas decided to write a book about Churches around the
    country. He started by flying to San Francisco & started working east from
    there.
    Going to a...
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    You may live in Pittsburgh but not rooted there. ...

    You may live in Pittsburgh but not rooted there. I was raised there & left over 50 years ago to serve the Corps; by blood still runs black & gold. GO STEELERS!! :yes:
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    Steelers

    Steelers
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    I turned 17 in Nov. and in March I was at PI. ...

    I turned 17 in Nov. and in March I was at PI. Turned 18 at my first duty station Camp Lejeune.
  10. Thread: Eagle

    by Skosh59
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    RIP, I am honored to have you as a Brother :usmc:

    RIP, I am honored to have you as a Brother :usmc:
  11. Thread: Saluting

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    Your reply doesn't rate a response. It just...

    Your reply doesn't rate a response. It just reflects you G2.
  12. Thread: Saluting

    by Skosh59
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    Okay, listen up all num-nuts: We were always...

    Okay, listen up all num-nuts: We were always taught that "when in doubt salute" Its not going to brake your frigging arm. What the h_ll is so complicated. :mad:
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    Have a great B-Day. Enjoy :beer: :beer:

    Have a great B-Day.
    Enjoy :beer: :beer:
  14. Thread: Welcome Aboard

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    Damn.... I thought I was old :D You make me feel...

    Damn.... I thought I was old :D You make me feel young again. Thanks
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    Same here. The site is okay but I refuse to pay...

    Same here. The site is okay but I refuse to pay for something that is free on other sites. Taking advantage of vets....
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    I entered the Corps in 1959 and as far as I know...

    I entered the Corps in 1959 and as far as I know there has always been a charge for those living off base aka BROWN BAGGERS & others not having a chow pass. Can't remember all the rules, but charging...
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    1st Bn wash racks were behind the barracks also...

    1st Bn wash racks were behind the barracks also (wood). There was also a set of bleachers behind each building.

    Plt. 117 1959
  18. Thread: "Blues Jacket"

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    What size are you looking for??

    What size are you looking for??
  19. Thread: Toy's for Tots

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    Its a lot of work but well worth it. Too much...

    Its a lot of work but well worth it.

    Too much to try & explain but this site may help.

    http://www.toysfortots.org/default.asp
  20. Thread: Shoe Shine

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    Boot camp 1959, spit shine dress shoes (kiwi dark...

    Boot camp 1959, spit shine dress shoes (kiwi dark brown) NEVER spit shin boots. Saddle soap was used on the boots to make the leather soft.

    We were issued one pair of dress shoes, one pair of...
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    It may be an easier question if you asked what...

    It may be an easier question if you asked what mos would never see combat?

    I don't think there is an answer for that one, at least not in the Corps.
  22. DITTO.... I was in 2nd Service Battalion, 2nd...

    DITTO....

    I was in 2nd Service Battalion, 2nd Light Support Co. attached to 1/6 in 1960.
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    Thats the way it was in the 50s. Infact the...

    Thats the way it was in the 50s. Infact the movie was very censored, they couldn't use the real language beck then.
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    Outstanding! Sure did bring back memories.

    Outstanding! Sure did bring back memories.
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    Semper Fi, Devil Dog!

    Semper Fi, Devil Dog!
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