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06-23-02, 05:22 PM #1
Sound Off - Where did you go to Boot Camp?
As for myself I was created into an amphibious monster in the hells of MCRD San Diego and up, over and thru the Hellacious mountains of Camp Pen.
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- Screw asking if boot camp is hard...do new Marines even GO to boot camp???
- Looking for a Marine station at camp Lejuene, NC for boot camp during 1962-1964
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06-23-02, 06:32 PM #2
The Legendary Birthplace of Marines
I was trained at MCRD PISC
2nd RTBn., F Co., Platoon 2086
August 9 - October 28, 1983
SDI GySgt. Hodges
DI GySgt. Newland
DI SSgt. Paul
DI Cpl. Skelly
06-23-02, 06:38 PM #3
Parris Island, the true hot spot for U.S.M.C. training and indoctrineation! Class of Sept. 1964 Plt 360. arzach
06-23-02, 06:40 PM #4
MCRD, PARRIS ISLAND, S.C.
Plt 253 Aug 1961 to Nov 1961
"THE TWILIGHT ZONE"
Cannot remember my DI's, too long ago. No longer have my Boot Camp Grad Book.
06-24-02, 10:19 AM #5
Alpha Co. plt 1060 SDI SSgt Powell, DI's Sgt Jones, Sgt Gansmeer, Cpl Manhart July 24 1981 to Oct 15 1981 Parris Island S.C.
06-24-02, 10:54 AM #6
Sound -off Where did you do your boot?
ParrisIsland, May '64 to Jul31'64
Plt#341, 3rd Bn (Disneyland)
best damn decison I ever made was joing the Marine Corps
06-24-02, 10:54 AM #7
PORTSIDE MAKE A HEAD CALL !!
[b] Parris Island
2nd Battalion (Twilight Zone)
Series 288, Platoon 289
SDI: SSgt Ralph D. Palmer
JDI: Cpl McFadden
JDI: Sgt Brantley
One of the Junior DI's in the series, Sgt Starbuck, later went to Nam as a Recon Marine and received the Silver Star and was KIA.
His Bio is detailed in the book, "Honor the Warrior"..Marines in Vietnam.
06-24-02, 12:59 PM #8TeufelHundenGuest Free Member
...Plt 3019, 'M' Co, 3rd RTBn. Feb84-May84. Aah the smell of jet fuel in the morning!
06-24-02, 01:13 PM #9
06-24-02, 04:31 PM #10
San Diego 1948. Senior DI was Technical Sergeant BRASWELL. He had two junior DI's that were hell on wheels. Back then there was no set time for taps or reville.
I would still like to hear from some of the Marines I helped lead through bootcamp at SDiego. Just wonder haw they would rate me. HeHe
06-24-02, 06:06 PM #11
October 13, 1989
06-24-02, 06:29 PM #12
I thought I did this aready?
Platoon 1083 July-Oct 76. 13 weeks (give or take a day or two). Our platoon got all but two of their "awards", setting two Regimental records in the process. S/Sgt Knox became "Series Gunny" near the end of 2nd phase. Asst.DI was Tai Kwon Do champ of the base. Don't remember his name right now. Stocky dark green Marine. D.I. Sgt McCarthy was a little red-headed grunt. Tough as nails red neck. Co-owned a VW with another DI. DI sgt Pennypacker was transferred over from a sister platoon during third phase. Tried to break us fer whipping his first platoon all thru boot. Finally gave up and walked away laughing that Friday night. Our first jubior DI walked into the gear locker with a 6'5" fat body the first week of 1st phase. Sounded like a tornado for a couple minutes, then got real quiet. DI staggered out, leaned against the door post, and had one of the recruits go get help. Never saw either the fat body or the junior DI again. Never did remember his name.
06-24-02, 07:29 PM #13
MCRD San Deigo 2nd Battaltion Platoon 2031
Platoon Commander S/Sgt E.S. Greenleaf
Drill Instructor S/Sgt I. Fisher
Drill Instructor s/Sgt J. R. Volner
31 July 1967 22 Semptember 1967
06-25-02, 06:38 AM #14
I WENT TO PARRI ISLAND IN OCT,82 THAT IS A TIME I WILL NEVER FORGET
PLATOON 1000 ALPHA CO.
06-25-02, 02:07 PM #15
MCRD San Diego
Oct. - Dec. "65, Plt. 2008
Sgt. Brewster ran the show,
Sgt. Phelps got it done,
and Sgt. Arnado ran everybody shorter than him ragged - not hard, he had to be minimum height.
There was some officer in the chain somewhere but who remember them?
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