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07-18-07, 06:16 AM #346
MCRD PI 1st RTB C Co., PLT 153 22 July - 24 Sept 1965
07-19-07, 08:51 PM #347
MCRD San Diego CA
Plt 2086 Golf Co. 2nd RTBN
SDI Sgt. Meyers
Graduation date: Dec. 08, 1989
Still got my supply issued sunglasses and surfboard. LOL
07-19-07, 10:22 PM #348
MY NAME IS PARRIS ISLAND"
If you have been here, you know my name, My name is Parris Island.I was officially started in 1915 and I've seen recruits come and go by the thousands. If you were here when you got here by ferry boat, then you are truly old Corps. All recruits see my main gate only twice, once on the way in and once on the way out.Mostly you come by bus in the middle of the night. Tall,short,fat, skinny, black and white, long hair, short hair.You come through my main gate laughing some scared, mostly you act like teenagers, mostly you are teenagers.You each come here for your own reasons, but most come to test themselves, most need a direction in their lives. As you pass through my main gate your lives will change from that point on. I hope to see you leave as Marines, but you will not all leave together as Marines.Some will leave by themselves ,not Marines. They did not make the goal, my heart goes out to them, but not everyone can be a Marine. But today my heart is full of pride, for the next graduation of recruits, now MARINES, is leaving my front gate, teenagers no more but young men & women with a history to live up to.13 weeks and just look at the change. You know this is a happy day for me, but my best days are yet to come. That's when these Marines come back to see me 20, 30, 40 years from now. Oh yea, a lot of the old ones come back to see me, they have not forgottenOld Parris Island and I have not forgotten them. Former Marines and I have this bond, it's in our blood, it's PRIDE it is where it all started for both of us. My sad days are the ones that those that can't come back to see me those that were killed in WW1, WW11,Korea,Viet Nam, Beirut and all the little actions around the world. Hey, I've got to go have a bus load coming in tonight and one leaving in the morning...SEMPER FI!! You all come back and see me you hear!!
07-19-07, 10:31 PM #349
Check out the glasses---any questions---lol.
07-20-07, 10:52 AM #350Originally Posted by Bruce59
07-20-07, 01:27 PM #351
Always A Marine
I WENT TO PARRIS ISLAND JAN 5,1978
1ST RECRUIT BN
SENIOR DI SSGT RHODES
ASST DI SGT ADAMS
ASST DI SSGT SLEDGE
I HAVE DONE ALOT SINCE THEN BUT NOTHING I AM AS PROUD OF!!!!!!!
07-20-07, 08:15 PM #352
Did boot at Parris Island,3rd BN,PLT 3057.SSgt M.A.Robinson,Sgt Vacina,Sgt Blish.
07-22-07, 10:45 AM #353
07-22-07, 06:56 PM #354
I did my boot in SAN DIEGO !!! Me and my cheap sun glass!! 1st plt, 1009. Grad 03jul66. What a fun time we all had. OOhrah
07-22-07, 07:03 PM #355
P.I Jun '69. Plt 3011 Extra month for lack of pullups. "A fun time was had by all". Turned 18, Oct 19, at I T R, Lejune.
P.S. the D.I.s pulled out a tv and let us watch them land on the moon
07-22-07, 07:11 PM #356Originally Posted by sparkie
Semper Fi Marine
07-23-07, 02:06 PM #357Originally Posted by wader
07-28-07, 07:37 PM #358
U.S. MARINE CORP RECRUIT DEPOT
PARRIS ISLAND , SOUTH CAROLINA
Mar. 1980-May 1980
Senior Drill Instructor- GySgt Ward
Sgt Dowdy (SOB)
BTW, we were called Private then and did ICT!
07-28-07, 07:59 PM #359
I still never saw/felt any fleas.
07-29-07, 08:10 AM #360Originally Posted by sparkie
Oh I know San Diego had at least one merit lol
Sand Fleas were a cross between a mosquito and a wasp, the bug juice they issued us never worked and only SSS worked.
I remember leaving chow and having what ever DI we had for the evening have us hippity hop through the grass behind 3 Bn. HQ just to call the platoon to attention for about 15 minutes so "His little bugs could eat too" lol
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