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See this thread: Red Patches on Uniform? for some good answers.
02-05-12, 09:17 AM
Saw the change over from the M-1 to the M-14 which was completed in 1962.
02-05-12, 09:06 AM
The last of the Corporal E-3's and corporal stripes without crossed rifles. It had started in 1958 with the creation of the new rank of L/Cpl. Of course there were the higher ranks without crossed...
Interesting and ironic.
02-03-12, 04:45 PM
Your mentioning firewatch reminded me that I never stood it in boot. Instead we served mess duty at the range at Camp Mathews. We messmen got back to the platoon tent at about 2200, and were up...
02-02-12, 10:42 PM
What comes to mind was the f***-ups that got the whole platoon punished. For instance, when we were in the showers and the DI says "I hear chatter in there girls" and some dope says "shut up"...
I have no headache pain but I do have what you might mean as an "aura"
I had my first back in 1992, and didn't have another until my wife replaced the bulb in my desk lamp with one of the new...
It's also a day when an entire unit, such as a battalion or a regiment, goes out into the field or boonies, competes, consumes beer, and chow, and generally enjoys the camaraderie of good company.
Technically, even though you had earnings for a couple of months, you may have only gotten a lump sum payment on graduation day. W2s are issued on pay and not on earnings. If you got your first pay...
W-2's are due to you on or before January 31, so you should be getting it soon.
01-25-12, 12:23 PM
MCRD San Diego August 1960 - Dec 1960
1st Bn platoon 190 (Series 188)
GySgt A.R. Avila
S/Sgt L.T. Hinton
Sgt H.A. Kling
Major General Victor H. Krulak was Commanding General
01-24-12, 09:31 AM
I can remember the public speeches made at the end of WW-II, being carried on my daddy's shoulders, walking among the crowd gathered to celebrate in our city's park. What I don't remember is whether...
01-23-12, 03:34 PM
Here's a link to an image on photobucket of the actual ALNAV/45 general message from the Secretary of Defense regarding the assassination of JFK.
The message is from the Commander in Chief...
01-23-12, 01:32 PM
I was standing in platoon formation at MCRD San Diego, when the DI said "the smoking lamp is lit" and then said "John F. Kennedy has been elected President of the United States, our Commander in...
I stand corrected; in my last post before this one I said there was no seperate MOS. I wasn't aware of any MOS designation, but you gave 0481, and that may have been the one I earned at Little Creek...
I was at Camp Lejeune in 1964 when Second Service Battalion 2d FSR 2dMardiv was split into two units, the old organization and a new unit, the Second Shore Party Battalion. We wore the red patches...
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