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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Marine View Post
    Those white skivies really show when they had hash marks. This was in 1953.
    Hahaha !!! That was Great Gunny

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    Boot in 1980....White Skivies!

    We have two companies of Marines running rampant all over the northern half of this island, and three Army regiments pinned down in the southwestern corner, doing nothing. What the hell is going on? [Gen. John W. Vessey Jr., USA, Chairman of the the Joint Chiefs of Staff; during the assault on Grenada, 1983]

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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.
    Damn, did you have the doughboy helmets too? LOL!


    July, '68, PI, white skivvies! No drawstrings or back flaps tho!


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    White Skivies; white t'shirt except for PT which was yellow. Never wore green skivies until NAM. PI 1963; PLT. 257 2nd. BN.. Tell the young Marines on the other forum to go f*ck themselves, or come on this forum and I'll tell them.

    Good post Old Marine! Funny!


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    MCRD Parris Island medical was a "sea of white skivvies "after the recruits were finished with Recieving 72/73.


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    January 1966, Parris Island, white skivvies & long underwear. Anyone remember the marking kits with black and white ink. The white was for marking the black wool socks.


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    White skivvies 1972


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    Quote Originally Posted by Zulu 36 View Post
    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.

    Went to boot 9-78. Issued white skivvies, never did have green.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rudy2D View Post
    Yeah--I remember red PT shorts and tennis-shoes.
    They issued you tennis shoes in '68?

    Joined in '78 and only footwear we had was black boots and shower shoes.


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    Issued white skivvies in boot camp. Dyed them green when sent to Nam...1966


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    Was never issued tennis shoes. Was issued one pair of Combat Boots (Rough Leather) which we had to polish and one pair of Boondockers which we wore for drill. I remember that we had to have the heels replaced while in Boot Camp because we wore them out from digging them in and making them pop. There was no such animal as stress fractures or heel contusions and if there would have been it would have been taken care of at sick call wilh a couple APC's (All purpose capsules). Those things worked for most everything that ailed you.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MOS4429 View Post
    They issued you tennis shoes in '68?

    Joined in '78 and only footwear we had was black boots and shower shoes.
    YES ! and the D.I.'s called them go fasters "Get your go fasters on ladies "


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    white skivvies in 75 for me


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hammer3 View Post
    White Skivies; .......................................
    White t'shirt s..........................................
    except for PT which was yellow................
    Never wore green skivies until NAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    PI 1963;
    PLT. 257
    2nd. BN..

    Tell the young Marines on the other forum to go f*ck themselves, or come on this forum and I'll tell them.
    Ditto, except the platoon number
    ONE Series earlier
    Tell the young Marines on the other forum to go f*ck themselves, or come on this forum and I'll tell them too....

    Bye the Bye,,
    sounds like a few of the youngsters we have here already......
    We've met the enemy and they is us ???????????????


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hammer3 View Post
    White Skivies; .......................................
    White t'shirt s..........................................
    except for PT which was ......................
    yellow tops................
    RED Shorts............................................ .......
    Never wore green skivies until NAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    PI 1963;
    PLT. 257
    2nd. BN..

    Tell the young Marines on the other forum to go f*ck themselves, or come on this forum and I'll tell them.
    Ditto, except the platoon number
    ONE Series earlier
    (We "Early birds" got to hand dye our own as soon as Family could send green dye over in a care package- - - Seemed to be a shortage of it later when they loaded RVN )
    Tell the young Marines on the other forum to go f*ck themselves, or come on this forum and I'll tell them too....

    Bye the Bye,,
    sounds like a few of the youngsters we have here already......
    We've met the enemy and they is us ???????????????


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