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    Exclamation Accused of Being Bogus Marine Because I Was Issued White Skivvies

    I landed on the Yellow-Footprints at P.I. on 11 January 1968. I have these ****birds from another forum who are trying to discredit me, saying that I gotta be bogus 'cause I state that I was issued white skivvies. They're saying that that is a giveaway, 'cause Marine skivvies are green. Anyone here issued white skivvies during the '68 TET offensive? And when--and under what circumstances--did the skivvies become green (again?)?


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    I was there Aug.1968 and they were white boxers.

    Do you still have your plt picture ? post it on your computer and post it on the site or scan your plt book with your pic in it. jus sayin


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    Quote Originally Posted by gkmoz View Post
    I was there Aug.1968 and they were white boxers.

    Do you still have your plt picture ? post it on your computer and post it on the site or scan your plt book with your pic in it. jus sayin
    Nah. Things got lost. Good idea, though.


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    white skivvies for me and my plt. Aug 1966


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    The PT t-shirt was green and the PT shorts were red Boy did that shirt stink phewwwww !!


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    Yeah--I remember red PT shorts and tennis-shoes.


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    The Corps didn't switch to green skivvies until sometime after I got out of Active in 1977 and the Reserves in 1978. I never wore green skivvie shirts until I was in the Air Guard.


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    Thanks, Zulu. That's rather definitive.


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    Gee that sounds like younger Marines attacking an older Marine ? we have an infestation of that crowd here too !


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    Boot Camp Feb 1968.. WHITE skivvies


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    Quote Originally Posted by gkmoz View Post
    Gee that sounds like younger Marines attacking an older Marine ? we have an infestation of that crowd here too !
    Nah. Just jealous mo-fo's, who wish they'da had the grapes to enlist during 'Nam.

    Last edited by Rudy2D; 05-15-12 at 04:51 PM. Reason: correct a typo

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckH View Post
    Boot Camp Feb 1968.. WHITE skivvies
    Thanks, Chuck, my bro.


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    I was issued White Skivies that had snaps on the front and two ties on each side of them so you could adjust for your particuliar size. Those white skivies really show when they had hash marks. This was in 1953.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Marine View Post
    I was issued White Skivies that had snaps on the front and two ties on each side of them so you could adjust for your particuliar size. Those white skivies really show when they had hash marks. This was in 1953.
    Wow. I'm a boot compared to you. Thanks!


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