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    Fifty years ago today Aug.23,1968 I stepped off that bus and onto those famous yellow footprints at Parris Island S.C. at O-Dark-Thirty ! such a lovely place and what a way to end the summer ? haha


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    wow, brother, it was Aug 23 for me as well, just it was 1973 for me. San Diego


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    Quote Originally Posted by gkmoz View Post
    Fifty years ago today Aug.23,1968 I stepped off that bus and onto those famous yellow footprints at Parris Island S.C. at O-Dark-Thirty ! such a lovely place and what a way to end the summer ? haha

    Same Date huh ? 45 is a long time ago as well? wouldn't change a thing ! it was the right thing at the right time for me


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    me as well, I was, at first just trying to decide whether I wanted to follow in the footsteps of my Dad uncles and brothers, but after working for a bit I decided that I just didn't want to be adrift anymore and I needed to make a decision.
    it wound up being the smartest thing I ever did...


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    LONG time ago-----seems like a hundred years ago and sometimes it seems almost like yesterday---I wondered why I don't recall the yellow footprints, then did some research and found out they didn't even have them, yet, in late 1963, so that explained it for me....wondering how I remembered so much yet not the yellow prints


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    1967 for me....


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mongoose View Post
    1967 for me....

    What are you saying? I'ma boot right


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    Congrats on your anniversary. I'm the boot at 43 years ...


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    50 years ago today I was taking boo koo walks in the park out in the Arizona. I landed in PI mid January 1967.


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    Russ... didja find that can of peaches and the 4 pack of "Chesterfields" I left for ya out there??? 53 years ago August I was just arriving "in-country".....


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    No, some starving brother already got to those, but I did find the pound cake and some lucky strikes.


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    Quote Originally Posted by advanced View Post
    No, some starving brother already got to those, but I did find the pound cake and some lucky strikes.

    First time I ever ate pound cake was in the C-rats haha loved the pineapple as well Mmmmm...seemed I always got the Chesterfields in mine?


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    I don't remember what date i got into boot camp but i did graduate on 19 January 1951 which figures out to 68 plus years ago that i was in the corps. It seems like a faint memory of that time but i still have vivid memories of boot camp and i still feel that pride of being a marine. Now I'm in the twilight of my life and reminisce quite often about those days.


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    Damn James....your C-rats came with a bag of tobacco and rolling papers.


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    In the future those c-rats need to hold a lot more toilet paper for when everyone has the dysentery. These are the stories of the Corps no one wants to know about.





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