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10-02-08, 10:09 AM #1
Looking for 2nd Assault Ampbious Battalion Marines
Looking for Marines that served in 2nd Assault Amphibious Battalion, Courthouse Bay. From any dates, Sound Off!!!
10-06-08, 07:36 AM #2
10-07-08, 08:42 PM #3
10-24-08, 06:51 PM #4
01-21-09, 12:01 AM #5
I drank the water and live
I served at Courthouse Bay with Delta Company and H&S Company from 79-82. As far as I can see it looks pretty much the same today from Google Earth. I lived in Surf City in one of those beach houses with 4 other A-Trackers and commuted in daily on the motorcycles we kept in our living room. Just in time to make formation for Top Lee.
Damn fine years.
03-31-09, 08:41 PM #6
04-23-09, 11:37 AM #7
Was the armorer for Charlie company 1999-2000 and H&S 2000-2001
04-23-09, 11:46 AM #8
I served with D co from Jun 82 - Dec 84 & with A co from 88-end of 1990.
05-14-09, 10:24 AM #9
I was with "C" Company, Maintenance Plt, '79-82. Courthouse Bay...lots of memories there! Remember the beer garden across from the armory? Anyone remember Top Williams from H&S company? That guy must have been 6'5" tall. I remember one of his guys getting 2 flat tires on his Terex in one week...made the guy carry a track pad everywhere he went for a week! By the end of the week, that thing gleamed like chrome;-)
By late '81 to '82, my platoon commander was CWO Marvin Parker. Anyone know of his whereabouts? He was the best.
05-14-09, 10:38 AM #10
Any of you guys who were at Courthouse Bay from '79-82...remember seeing a mustard yellow '73 Mustang with a nasty camshaft around the parking area/barracks? That was me! Always playing cat and mouse with the MP's between speeding, un-corking my headers and a bad habit of parking in the wrong place;-) If I wasn't working on that car, I was somewhere driving around in it. When we got the new condo style barracks a few months before I got out, I used to fire up the Mustang while other platoons were still finishing morning inspections and let the camshaft echo off the trees with the loud pipes;-) One morning, I had a butter-bar come over and tell me "shut it off, or get it the hell out of here"!
Got chewed out one day by a Captain from the Engineer's School for zipping by his HQ building! Not a great experience.
Man, that car was a blast..351 Cleveland, 4 speed, 4.57 gears. Pass anything but a gas station, but I didn't care.
Remember Highway 258 Dragstrip? Now called Coastal Plains Dragway I believe?
05-14-09, 03:54 PM #11
Being a gearhead, I once had a 351 Cleveland, 4 bolt main block chained/locked to my rack. My warrant officer cracked up when he saw it during inspection;-)
I can't recall a day when I didn't have some piece of an engine or car in my wall locker!
05-14-09, 04:00 PM #12
Remember the old squadbay's? Steam radiator heat and ceiling hung A/C. Field days were a cake walk..move everything to one side...clean...move to the other side...clean...restore and done! I think those are just offices and storage now. I used to find old 40's-50's coins around the barracks after hard rains, not to mention all the WWII ammo (30-06) along the water's edge out back!
I can tell you that under "C" company barracks, there is a complete A/C unit off a '73 Mustang right where I threw it after pulling it off my car. Of course, like all gearheads back then, I thought it would slow it down;-) What the heck was I thinking?!
10-01-09, 08:38 PM #13
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