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01-10-12, 05:58 PM #16
01-10-12, 06:00 PM #17
Okinawa pre-May 15, 1972 (when we gave the island back to Japan) was my favorite, although I still liked it when I returned in 1974.
Other than Vietnam, I was not very excited about Camp Lejuene. Didn't have a car and there was nothing much to do close to the base. The good part was I only spent 11-months there.
01-10-12, 06:02 PM #18
Marine Barracks 8th & I
Plenty of EXCELLENT chow
Needed to be on deck for any assigned detail squated away outside that LIBERTY CALL
I didn't find any mud there !
Fired a weapon in the air( off duty )behind a sentry -wasn't nice !
I think he s--- himself
01-10-12, 06:04 PM #19
01-10-12, 06:05 PM #20
MCAS Miramar, California.... loved my time there.
Great location, great scenery, and its close to all the attractions in Southern California.
I also liked MCAS Yuma in Arizona too.
01-10-12, 06:13 PM #21
01-10-12, 07:19 PM #22
01-10-12, 07:46 PM #23
MCRD, San Diego, but not as a boot, but when I went back in '81-83. Assignment: Civilian college up in Kearney Mesa for 2 years from 7:30 to noon. Noon to ?? at the beach, gym, Laguna Mountains, Balboa, wherever and whatever. Uniform: Shorts, t-shirt, flip-flops. Haircut: Once a month or so when I cruised down to MCRD itself.
Worst? None of 'em. I like all duty stations I was at, but I used to TAD to Yuma, AZ a few times a year and thought that was a hel! hole, and also TAD to some base outside of Dallas, TX where there was a reserve unit. That place was an armpit.
01-10-12, 07:53 PM #24
Camp LeJeune.....Grass is always greener over the septic tank!
Kaneohe HI......Aloha.....Pricey....But...party central!
01-10-12, 08:13 PM #25
01-10-12, 08:35 PM #26
I mentioned that this would be one of the best threads. Good work, allen
01-10-12, 08:35 PM #27
My favorites (in order):
Guatemala City, Guatemala and Sao Paulo, Brazil (embassy duty). I was single and the state department paid all my bills PLUS gave me a COLA allowance (my USMC paycheck went into the bank). Latinas like Americans...nuff said!
Port au Prince, Haiti (embassy duty also). The country itself is an armpit, there is an AIDS epidemic, and Haitians as a rule don't like Americans (we were shot at multiple times and even had a voodoo hex put on us).
01-10-12, 08:37 PM #28
C'mon Top, go into the subject of "Latinas like Americans" in a little more detail.
Well, maybe not.
And no comment about whether Lep has voodoo hex powers here. I certainly hope not.
01-10-12, 09:03 PM #29
Funny thing about that hex (there was chicken blood, candles, and who knows what else at the front gate to the embassy), the very next day one of the state department dependents was murdered by a Haitian in the parking lot because his visa application was denied. All dependents and nonessential personnel were immediately evacuated to the Naval base in Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico...your old stomping grounds.
01-10-12, 09:09 PM #30
I can see where Haiti would not be anyone's favorite----has always been a tough place---I once went to Dominican Republic on my way back from Puerto Rico, but would not include Haiti in my travel plans even though they are on the same island. Too dangerous. But at that time Dom Rep was not too much better. This was around 1971.
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