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  1. #271
    During the early 60's it was easy to tell when someone went in by his serial number and the really salty guys had six digits in theirs, from WWII and before. I've heard since that unit cohesion is damaged to some degree by SSN's because the first three digits denote state of issue and this leads to regional bias.


  2. #272
    I joined in 67 and all the way from Seattle to MCRD San Diego I was trying to remember my Social Security number only to find out that they were still giving service numbers. Mine was 231xxxx.


  3. #273
    I joined in Dec71, Plt 3133, MCRD San Diego. My original numer was 2786***. While in boot camp we were issued new service numbers. 5 weeks into boot camp we were notified of the change to SS# 492-**-****.

    USMC Dec71-Dec75
    Sgt Morrison


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    Mine was 1569081, issues to me Nov 15, 1955.
    BTW silver dollar, how did you get the E4 Sgt stripes put up? I was a Sgt E-4 and still have my promotion warrent.
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  5. #275
    July 1964 Plt 160 SD MCRD my ser# was 21137$$. That I will never forget also my drill instructors names SDI gunny Bushman , SGT Trahillio SGT Morrey CPL Hannifan. I remember my hut was at the end of the runway, I left more rubber on the Grinder than on a drag strip, I hate ice plant to this day


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    From Nov 1955 to Feb 1956 Plt 176, 2nd Bn. Senior DI T/Sgt Oyler, Jr DI's Sgt Carpenter and Cpl Strong. About a few years later, I was a "Buck" Sgt with the 9th Marines, Japan when a Cpl Strong reported for duty. Of course he didn't remember me but I remembered him. He caught a few nasty details from me but all in all. I was easy on him. After all those years and still a Cpl? Hmmmm, tell you something?


  7. #277
    July 31, 1961 Platoon 350, Parris Island S/N 1966483. My Sr DI was SSgt Felix McHale. We graduated on Oct. 24, 1961. The proudest day of my life. I'll never forget coming home on boot camp leave wearing my dress greens. Semper Fi Brothers


  8. #278
    August 1964 PISC, Plt 378, "Q" Company, 3rdRTR. SDI Sgt P.C. Formaz. Ser# 20965XX


  9. #279
    Mine was 2*****4 in 1968. I actually still remember all the numbers.


  10. #280
    Started at Parris Island 53 years ago today. S/N 1966483


  11. #281
    When I was getting discharged @ MCAS Cherry Point in August 1971. they issued me a Marine Corps Reserve ID card with my SSN typed below my service number. I was also told it was a DOD change and that the doggies had already implemented it.

    I remember the 1st three digits of your serial number could tell approximately when you joined. (enlisted only)


  12. #282
    Joined May 20, 1969 (PEBD)

    s/n 25****5


  13. #283
    started at parris island 1956 serial no 1521762


  14. #284
    Mine was 1960759 never forget that number!!!!


  15. #285
    August of 1961 MCRD, like many others have said I never have forgot that number 1954xxx, it stuck like glue. Will be 72 next month and I will say I have forgot many things but never this. No matter how old we get we all remember that we are still Marines.


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