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operationblackwater
04-29-2009, 4:39 PM
:tank: Do you remember when you graduated from boot camp?

1997 july 4th USMC MCRD San Diego "Hollywood Marine" Platoon 1095

PatriotnMore
04-29-2009, 5:00 PM
I don't see how anyone could forget. 1979, San Diego.

Manong0369
04-29-2009, 5:00 PM
I don't know if you'll ever forget about graduating boot camp. Plt 1079, MCRD, San Diego, '98. Yup, a "Hollywood Marine," standing tall and looking good, oughta be in Hollywood! Semper Fi!

Requiem
04-29-2009, 5:27 PM
I doubt we're gonna have many PI Marines ;)

May 2008: MCRD SD

smokingloon
04-29-2009, 5:36 PM
I doubt we're gonna have many PI Marines ;)

May 2008: MCRD SD

Yeah, not many females on this board. :p


MCRD San Diego 2002

farmerjoe
04-29-2009, 5:38 PM
March 1980. NTC San Diegohttp://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif

kris&bela
04-29-2009, 5:43 PM
1989 RTC,SANDOG....

thebloodsonthewall
04-29-2009, 6:48 PM
Unless something goes wrong, mine will be August 28, 2009 at Fort Benning.

operationblackwater
04-29-2009, 6:55 PM
Unless something goes wrong, mine will be August 28, 2009 at Fort Benning.

Good Luck!!:79:

Richy
04-29-2009, 6:56 PM
Lotta Marines in here.

PonchoTA
04-29-2009, 7:06 PM
Orlando, FL
Jan 6, 1982

Inducted 11/01/1981, turned 18 three days later! :rofl:

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jkasandiego
04-29-2009, 7:10 PM
'89 RTC San Diego.

Manong0369
04-29-2009, 7:33 PM
Forgot to add, RTC Great Lakes, Il. '88. Before I saw the light. Semper!

BB63Squid
04-29-2009, 7:48 PM
Orlando, FL
Jan 6, 1982

Inducted 11/01/1981, turned 18 three days later! :rofl:

.

Orlando, June 82. Small world considering what our rates were.

PonchoTA
04-29-2009, 7:59 PM
Orlando, June 82. Small world considering what or rates were.
Haha! Yeah, no kidding! Actually, I went to 2 schools (BE&E, CT "T"), got dropped and went out to the fleet as an Undesignated Seaman. Started in S-1 division where I thought I'd be an SK, but the XO on my first ship thought better (thank goodness!) and had EW2 Fortson (leading EW) teach me! I struck for EW and picked up 3rd class first time up (actually aced the exam!! :rofl: They had 99 billets and over 1500 took the test, I made first increment!)
:thumbsup:

I was in C030 and our sister company was K015. Our company T-shirt was the only one in the history of RTC and NTC that was banned from both sides of the base!!! (sure wish I still had mine! Got lost a looooooooong time ago. :( )

:cheers2:

Requiem
04-29-2009, 8:14 PM
Unless something goes wrong, mine will be August 28, 2009 at Fort Benning.

Hey whadda ya know, I'll be there too for jump school ;)

kermit315
04-29-2009, 8:14 PM
2001 (Pre 9-11) Great Lakes

MrTenX
04-29-2009, 8:16 PM
Ya'll are a bunch of youngsters.
Feb. 73 Fort Ord Calif.:cool:

DirtSailor
04-29-2009, 8:53 PM
Great Mistakes, June '92.

Can't remember my company number anymore, I'll have to look it up when I get off duty tomorrow...

carlito100
04-29-2009, 9:38 PM
March 1987, RTC Orlando, FL. CO63

Manong0369
04-29-2009, 10:18 PM
Didn't know that we were including Army basic training. Fort Sill '94.

operationblackwater
04-29-2009, 10:30 PM
Boot Camp graduation is definitely hard to forget!!!

ro442173
04-29-2009, 10:48 PM
September 16, 2001 in Fort Benning... went to jump school 10 days later... I remember being on a ruck march during 9/11.

UncleSamsMisguidedChild
04-30-2009, 3:03 AM
MCRD San Diego Oct. 1995 I Co. Plt 3010 Semper Fi Oh those were fun times, I can still see my heavy yelling and his eyes about to pop out of his head...LOL

Vapor
04-30-2009, 8:22 AM
MCRD San Diego may 16th 2008. i wanna go back :p

biglou
04-30-2009, 8:25 AM
April 28th, 1978. Platoon 1016, suntan lotion and a surfboard !
When stupid people ask "What's that tattoo mean ?", I tell 'em Union Street Marble Champs.

Requiem
04-30-2009, 9:29 AM
MCRD San Diego may 16th 2008. i wanna go back :p

Huh... a week after me!
Crazy...

April 28th, 1978. Platoon 1016, suntan lotion and a surfboard !
When stupid people ask "What's that tattoo mean ?", I tell 'em Union Street Marble Champs.

Did someone seriously ask you what "USMC" meant? That's sad.

Vacaville
04-30-2009, 9:52 AM
Ft. Jackson, South Carolina - 1983.

shooterdave
04-30-2009, 10:34 AM
Feb 14 2008 Ft Benning Ga. B co 3/47.

sleepiemonkee
04-30-2009, 10:45 AM
August '06, Ft Jackson, SC. C Co. 2/60th.

waterworld
04-30-2009, 10:56 AM
RTC 1969

BB63Squid
04-30-2009, 11:15 AM
Haha! Yeah, no kidding! Actually, I went to 2 schools (BE&E, CT "T"), got dropped and went out to the fleet as an Undesignated Seaman. Started in S-1 division where I thought I'd be an SK, but the XO on my first ship thought better (thank goodness!) and had EW2 Fortson (leading EW) teach me! I struck for EW and picked up 3rd class first time up (actually aced the exam!! :rofl: They had 99 billets and over 1500 took the test, I made first increment!)
:thumbsup:

I was in C030 and our sister company was K015. Our company T-shirt was the only one in the history of RTC and NTC that was banned from both sides of the base!!! (sure wish I still had mine! Got lost a looooooooong time ago. :( )

:cheers2:

034 here. Did BE&E there as well. Watched daily as the Nukes got pounded for no good reason. I remember thinking to myself "Glad I didn't go nuke". Off to P'cola for more BE&E and SLQ-32 and WLR-1C Operators school.

biglou
04-30-2009, 12:49 PM
Did someone seriously ask you what "USMC" meant? That's sad.

It's actually happened to me a couple of times. I was stunned both times and first asked if they were serious. I remember standing in line at the grocery store and an elderly couple was behind me. The lady asked her husband "What does USMC mean ?" and he loudly said The Marines. I was shocked that someone from the WWII generation would not know that.

69daytona
04-30-2009, 3:05 PM
MCRD San Diego, Plt 1392 may 1981. Wish I was young enough to do it again. I went in at age 24 married with one kid and a 50,000 a year job. I had to serve my country.
Still married to the same great woman after 30 years last year, She supported me the whole 10 years I was in and is still there to stand behind me. USMC Semper Fi

WRENCHHEAD
04-30-2009, 3:39 PM
MCRD SD Plt 3009 1997

operationblackwater
04-30-2009, 5:20 PM
MCRD SD Plt 3009 1997

Crazy ! WRENCHHEAD, you were in boot camp around the time I was, LOL I graduated July 4th what about you?

chris
04-30-2009, 5:32 PM
Ft. Dix N.J. Oct. 1989 A 4/26 Inf. Battallion

chuck762
04-30-2009, 5:59 PM
Oct 83 from FT Knox, Kintucky ;)

GMG
04-30-2009, 6:14 PM
Sept. 1962, NTC San Diego.:43:

jmlivingston
04-30-2009, 6:30 PM
Sep. 1987, Ft. Jackson S.C. Delta Company 2 Battalion 13 Infantry Regiment.

SSG Figuroa & SGT Satterfield were my 2 primary Drill Instructors.

Trapper
04-30-2009, 6:38 PM
RTC Great Lakes, Sept. 1989, Company 941
AO1 Kelley was my CC

Beatone
04-30-2009, 6:49 PM
Aug 75 Lackland AFB, 58th CRS :43:

Desert_Rat
04-30-2009, 8:44 PM
18NOV94 India Co Plt 3047 MCRD San Diego.
I had a lady who I've known professionally for about 8 years ask me "You were a Marine?,I knew it had to be something like that."So after I tell Her that I AM a Marine (once a marine always a marine) She asks "Did you ever kill anybody?" to which I replied "Yeah! I killed my first wife." She was shocked and I laughed with Her and I explained that, that's not a great question to ask people. Now she'll never know the answer but she will always be wondering.

Irv
04-30-2009, 8:49 PM
RTC, Great Lakes=== Nov 1968

Prowler
04-30-2009, 9:00 PM
US Navy NTC San Diego November 1979, Company 197. We won the Captain's Trophy (Flag).

1sicklx
04-30-2009, 9:20 PM
MCRD San Diego 1996 platoon 1018

heyjak
04-30-2009, 9:47 PM
April 1968, Fort Lewis, WA:chris:

dingelingyi
05-01-2009, 10:34 AM
great lakes, div 369, oct 2003

joodaman
05-01-2009, 10:59 AM
january 2000, mcrd sand diego

plt 1119

EOD3
05-01-2009, 12:59 PM
Uncle Sam Ain't Released Me Yet.

Ft. Leonardwood, MO

Ft. Lost in the woods (AKA: Little Korea)

A long time ago in a galaxy far away...

6172crew
05-01-2009, 3:08 PM
Jan1993
plt:1117 Delta Co
MCRD San Dog
MCT
NAS Millington
MCAS tustin
USS Essex
MCAS El Toro
USS Boxer
MCAS Miramar
I&I Concord Ca
Jan 1999

6172crew
05-01-2009, 3:11 PM
Crazy ! WRENCHHEAD, you were in boot camp around the time I was, LOL I graduated July 4th what about you?

My buddy was a DI in 1997, Kilo Co. Now he is a First SGT.

operationblackwater
05-01-2009, 3:34 PM
Engineering MOS school is da bomb at for leonardwood,MO since its a combined forces training center.

WRENCHHEAD
05-01-2009, 6:01 PM
Crazy ! WRENCHHEAD, you were in boot camp around the time I was, LOL I graduated July 4th what about you?

graduated in december 97

Casual Observer
05-02-2009, 3:28 PM
Sept. 2007, C 2/58, Ft. Benning.

kermit315
05-04-2009, 6:27 PM
July 6, 2001, division 244

ch47gunner
05-04-2009, 6:59 PM
Army is Basic Training but - April, 1969. At Fort Ord, California.
H-4-2, Awake, Alert, and Ready!
DI's name was Diaz, a short little Puarto Rican with spring loaded legs & a 40" stride.

Yep, 40 years ago this month.

Bruce

operationblackwater
05-05-2009, 12:22 PM
I know there has to be more service members who still remember their Bootcamp grad date!!!
__________________

stphnman20
05-05-2009, 2:22 PM
Hollywood Marine here..
Graduated Dec 5th 2000
Plt 2102
follow series
Hotel company

USMC_2651_E5
05-05-2009, 8:03 PM
MCRD San Diego Oct. 1995 I Co. Plt 3010 Semper Fi Oh those were fun times, I can still see my heavy yelling and his eyes about to pop out of his head...LOL

Next squad bay over, I. Co. Plt. 3011.

Rem222
05-05-2009, 10:14 PM
NRTC San Diego CA 1968

AC Gould
05-05-2009, 10:39 PM
September 1970....Fort Polk, LA....yeah...and a Tigerland survivor.

4D5auto
05-05-2009, 11:42 PM
NTC SD 71

Hitman
05-08-2009, 1:19 AM
F Company 2/13th Inf. Regiment (Foxtrot Knights)
2nd Platoon "Deathdealers"
Fort Jackson, April 2005

gwl
05-08-2009, 6:45 AM
MCRD San Diego
Platoon 3052
September 13, 1991

stupidhead
05-08-2009, 7:47 AM
MCRD PI
Dec '98
PLT 1105

Tillers_Rule
05-08-2009, 10:43 PM
Jan1993
plt:1117 Delta Co
MCRD San Dog
MCT
NAS Millington
MCAS Tustin
Futenma, Okinawa
USS Essex
MCAS El Toro
USS Boxer
MCAS Miramar
I&I Concord Ca
Jan 1999

WOW man, almost identical as my elistment, except:

3193
MCRD Perris Island
MCT
NAS Millington
MCAS Tustin
USS Essex
MCAS El Toro


Since we went to the same school, and stationed on Tustin around the same time, I'm thinking we may have worked together. My MOS was 6413, you?

*edit* 6172?

Rifle Fetish
05-08-2009, 10:53 PM
RTC Great Lakes in October 96

Division 012 ship 1

The Soup Nazi
05-09-2009, 6:42 PM
MCRD San Diego
June 16 2008 - September 12 2008.
Our Moto Run and "Family Day" was on September 11.
Platoon 1015, Alpha Company, First Battalion. One Heart, One Blood, One Soul.
http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v330/174/26/539679566/n539679566_780588_8555.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v443/Brysk/001.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v443/Brysk/Grad.jpg

Baja_Traveler
05-09-2009, 6:47 PM
1987 - Cape May NJ

US Coast Guard Gunnersmate

Vectrexer
05-09-2009, 9:36 PM
Navy Recruit Training Center Great Lakes in September 1982.

Hot sticky summer in boot camp followed by a cold windy winter shoveling snow.

One of the best arcades I have seen on a base, or anywhere, while it lasted.

Free live shows by the Stray Cats in the enlisted club. Jam packed.

Trips to Milwaukee to the Safe House. And despite the warnings and reviews, several damn good times in Kenosha at local joints.

Bratburgers!

6172crew
05-09-2009, 9:41 PM
WOW man, almost identical as my elistment, except:

3193
MCRD Perris Island
MCT
NAS Millington
MCAS Tustin
USS Essex
MCAS El Toro


Since we went to the same school, and stationed on Tustin around the same time, I'm thinking we may have worked together. My MOS was 6413, you?

*edit* 6172?
I liked Tustin, only problem was you need a car because there wasnt much on base except grumpy MPs.:43:

cgseanp1
05-10-2009, 12:19 AM
1987 - Cape May NJ

US Coast Guard Gunnersmate

Cape May, NJ also! December 2002.

DVLDOC
05-10-2009, 12:38 AM
2000 RTC Great Lakes, IL

gwl
05-10-2009, 11:45 AM
MCRD San Diego
June 16 2008 - September 12 2008.
Our Moto Run and "Family Day" was on September 11.
Platoon 1015, Alpha Company, First Battalion. One Heart, One Blood, One Soul.



Hmm, your Boot Camp dates are almost the same as mine . . . except the year was 1991. :)

Tillers_Rule
05-10-2009, 12:13 PM
Hmm, your Boot Camp dates are almost the same as mine . . . except the year was 1991. :)

Yea, same here, only year was 1994, but dates were June 19th to Sep 19th, I think...

I liked Tustin, only problem was you need a car because there wasnt much on base except grumpy MPs.:43:

I remember walking to South Coast Plaza when I first got there:eek: Then I picked up a nice mountain bike and got around on that thing. Though you're right, not much to do on base, did you ever go to the public swimming pool there? It was a little backyard sized pool near the credit union. I never saw anyone else there the couple times I went.

8 pack
05-10-2009, 7:48 PM
September 2002 - MCRD Parris Island

glbtrottr
05-10-2009, 9:32 PM
1985 MCRD San Diego Enlisted Boot Camp, USMC
1988 Marine OCS, Camp Upshur / Quantico, VA (The "Last of the Best" :))

mattman
05-10-2009, 10:17 PM
The school of hard knox at Fort Knox, Kentucky. D troop 3rd platoon July-November 2003. 19D OSUT.

joeyriv
05-12-2009, 2:23 PM
Dec - 1991, MCRD San Dog

operationblackwater
05-14-2009, 11:20 PM
September 1970....Fort Polk, LA....yeah...and a Tigerland survivor.

Cool, I had an uncle that was at fort polk at that time as well

6114DAVE
05-15-2009, 2:03 AM
Aug 1,2006-Oct 27-2006
Platoon 2030
Echo Company "Evil Echo":43: or for the haters "Easy Echo"lol
MCRD San Diego

mat19er8
05-16-2009, 3:20 PM
Dec 2 1983 MCRD 1104

Mikeb
05-16-2009, 4:25 PM
sept 69 Ft.Dix

arfan66
05-17-2009, 11:30 PM
June '86 Lackland AFB TX

proudamerican831
05-17-2009, 11:36 PM
deleted

proudamerican831
05-17-2009, 11:47 PM
deleted

anyracoon
05-18-2009, 7:21 AM
June 1969. Lackland AFB

Fire in the Hole
05-18-2009, 9:10 AM
March 1976 Ft. Leonard Wood, MO.

operationblackwater
05-20-2009, 12:26 PM
FT Leonard Wood Rocks!!!!

5hundo
05-20-2009, 3:08 PM
Lackland AFB, Summer 1999 (Lackland II - AFROTC)

DANGERCLOSE
05-21-2009, 3:30 PM
3078 mcrd san diego, 1991

Barriss
05-21-2009, 3:48 PM
Lackland AFB, Summer 1999

Same time and place for me. :thumbsup:

gwl
05-21-2009, 8:52 PM
3078 mcrd san diego, 1991

What month?

Wango Tango
05-23-2009, 4:12 PM
Sept. 13 2004 PARRIS ISLAND Bravo Company Plt.1076

11Z50
05-23-2009, 9:14 PM
September 1970....Fort Polk, LA....yeah...and a Tigerland survivor.

Me too....last cycle thru, B/5/2

DANGERCLOSE
05-26-2009, 9:53 AM
August 25th on the yellow footprints.:thumbsup:

mk19
05-26-2009, 6:34 PM
Jan 3rd 1997 MCRD. platoon 2040 F co. 1st company to go through crucible.

joshuab
05-26-2009, 7:26 PM
US Army November 2001 Fort Jackson. Spartans!!

Darklyte27
05-26-2009, 9:32 PM
Jan 18th 2002 MCRDSD Insane India 3025

BigBamBoo
05-27-2009, 12:37 PM
............

operationblackwater
05-27-2009, 1:40 PM
Oct. 1989 Fort "Lost in the Woods" (Leonard Wood) MO.

One thing I will never forget is that Huge indoor pool at the gym in FT Leomardwood, and the good chow of course!!!

SSDSIGS
05-27-2009, 5:55 PM
NTC Great Lakes, IL. Oct. 1995.

spectr17
05-29-2009, 11:47 AM
Heartbreakers and lifetakers LOL. I'm fourth row from botton, far right. "Pingers" they called us cuz when you rubbed your hand over your head your hair went brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrip,,, ping from being so short.

T.I. was a Tsgt. Schmitley. He had dentures and when he really wanted to rip into somone he would pull them out and let it fly.

http://www.jesseshunting.com/images/basic_training_lackland_afb_1977.jpg

76231b
05-29-2009, 6:07 PM
Ft. Benning

PRODRIVE
05-29-2009, 6:12 PM
ft.knox

MKfan
05-29-2009, 6:26 PM
Feb 1995
RTC Great Lakes IL
CO 118

operationblackwater
06-02-2009, 3:14 PM
spectr17

Got any more cool pics ?

6172crew
06-02-2009, 9:00 PM
spectr17

Got any more cool pics ?

Old Skool:p

SemperFI0321
06-02-2009, 9:14 PM
MCRD SAN DIEGO

3042 May 98'

ljdouglas
06-02-2009, 10:03 PM
Ya'll are a bunch of youngsters.
Feb. 73 Fort Ord Calif.:cool:

Humph.. kidlet..
Feb '66 Ft Ord.

spectr17
06-03-2009, 2:08 AM
Our T.I. went home one weekend so I picked the lock on his office and used my brand new Polaroid Pronto camera to take some souvenir shots with his round drill hat. I sold them for $5 a pop for some beer money for when we finally would graduate.

Everything went fine until some goof left his foot locker unlocked and TSgt. Schmitley dumped it over and out fell the goof's souvenir pic. My arse was grass, I did so many freakin pushups for that stunt I couldn't even comb my hair by the end of the day.

Me trying to look all hardazz. LOL.

http://www.jesseshunting.com/images/basic_me_TI.jpg

operationblackwater
06-03-2009, 2:13 AM
LOL, Great war story!! or would that make it a Boot story?

CGK60
06-03-2009, 2:54 PM
ft ord 1968.

5hundo
06-04-2009, 2:18 PM
Same time and place for me. :thumbsup:

Ahhhhh, yes...

Those were the days...

kmoney168
06-05-2009, 11:42 PM
Signed up 3 days after my 17th birthday (with my parents signature) in the summer of '91 . Basic was at Ft Benning (Bravo 3/32nd) the following summer July '92. My 18th birthday was the first time I shot a gun, ever. For my birthday I got an extra piece of cake and an extra 30 rounds at the end of the day to "blow off". I truthfully can't remember another birthday the way I can recall detail from that one. It was a great day.

MrTenX
06-06-2009, 6:30 AM
Humph.. kidlet..
Feb '66 Ft Ord.

Good to see some old timers around here.
Thought I had it made in the shade going to Fort Ord.
Though I served in Korea and Germany, I was never as wet, cold and miserable as I was at Fort Ord.

yock
06-06-2009, 5:36 PM
March 24th 2003 Lackland AFB flight 369

trautert
06-10-2009, 8:30 PM
Graduated from BCT on December 11, 1969
Fort Leonard Wood, MO

My oldest son graduated from MP OSUT a few blocks away on December 15, 2006.

Tom

plankowner
06-12-2009, 10:28 AM
JAN 1985 NTC SAN DIEGO

operationblackwater
06-14-2009, 9:30 PM
my uncle graduated in '85 from San Dog.

The Nerd
06-17-2009, 3:29 AM
RTC Great Lakes 11Aug2006

xsquid
06-27-2009, 1:27 AM
RTC San Diego '76
Co 919
CC BM1 Rogers

atc4usmc
06-27-2009, 5:24 PM
Dec 8th 1995 MCRD Parris Island Kilo company 3rd BN (real boot camp)! Although I currently work at MCRD SD Lima Company!

J_B
06-30-2009, 3:56 PM
12/23/93, Lima Co, 3067, San Diego....yes, some dork in my platoon tried to hop a plane out...I guess watching the planes fly out while getting thrashed got to him.

Once A Marine
06-30-2009, 4:56 PM
11 Dec 87, Plt 1099, Parris Island, SC.

nso1
06-30-2009, 5:21 PM
sept 22nd 98 Plt 2062 Parris Island

offthewall85
06-30-2009, 5:44 PM
Cape May, New Jersey, USCG Training Center Dec, 2008

operationblackwater
07-06-2009, 5:35 PM
Cape May, New Jersey, USCG Training Center Dec, 2008

How long is USCG Bootcamp?

tonyt
07-08-2009, 9:10 PM
Dec 1983, Ft Knox ,Kentucky, Echo 19/4

ltspongebob
07-08-2009, 9:46 PM
Basic Training, August 1993, Ft. Leonard Wood MO

AIT: Ft. Sam Houston. 1993

greyhd
07-09-2009, 8:35 AM
Fort Sill, OK. 1995

nishodan
07-09-2009, 4:12 PM
October 1988, Ft. Bliss TX (Echo Company 1/56 ADA Regiment)

mgone
07-19-2009, 1:05 AM
September 1989, Orlando, Fl. Naval Training Center C154

mattymatt
07-21-2009, 1:18 PM
March 94, Ft Sill, Ok

steelrain82
07-24-2009, 2:29 AM
sept 00' hotel co. plt 2102 mcrd sd

JOEKILLA
07-24-2009, 10:28 AM
Ft. Benning, GA 1987 OSUT Harmony Church

Nordschleife
07-24-2009, 2:56 PM
MCRD San Diego, Hotel Co. Plt. 2093, September '02.

RandyD
08-01-2009, 4:46 PM
MCRD San Diego, Plt 1392 may 1981. Wish I was young enough to do it again. I went in at age 24 married with one kid and a 50,000 a year job. I had to serve my country.
Still married to the same great woman after 30 years last year, She supported me the whole 10 years I was in and is still there to stand behind me. USMC Semper Fi

In May 1981, I was a Drill Instructor at MCRD SD assigned to the Physical Training Division that taught all recruits close combat, swimming and repelling. You would have been under my instruction at one time or another.

Musclemom
08-01-2009, 4:49 PM
October 1998. Ft. McClellan, AL. C Co. 795.

michaeltpo
08-01-2009, 7:40 PM
288 on your feet!

M47_Dragon
08-03-2009, 12:47 PM
MCRD San Diego, Dec. 1991, Plt. 3086

cryoguy
08-04-2009, 9:37 AM
MCRD San Diego, May 27th 1997. PLt 3097

taladeganite
08-05-2009, 10:01 AM
MCRD San Diego, Sept. 1989 , charlie company plt. 1094, out just in time for Christmas... Turkey day in the field will never be forgotten.. I ate till my eyes popped out..then ate some more..

CGK60
08-08-2009, 6:27 AM
fort ord calif 1968.

Sniper3142
08-10-2009, 4:57 PM
MCRD Parris Island

Plt 2009

Graduated Jan, 1986

jc0311
08-12-2009, 11:08 PM
MCRD San Diego, PLT 2107, Oct 30, 1998.

Napalm Bulldog
08-13-2009, 12:34 AM
Basic 1994 (OSUT)Fort Knox Bravo 2/13 1st Armor Training Brigade 19 KILO.

johnthomas
08-13-2009, 1:08 AM
Unless something goes wrong, mine will be August 28, 2009 at Fort Benning.

Time is getting close. Good luck.

mur
08-16-2009, 11:34 AM
1985 Ft. Benning, GA - Harmony Church

joeyriv
08-19-2009, 1:08 AM
MCRD San Diego, Dec. 1991, Plt. 3086
That's crazy.... You must have picked up right after me. I was Plt 2085. Graduated Dec 7 '91.

usmcchet9296
08-19-2009, 4:29 PM
Platoon 1010 MCRD San Diego Ca May 22 1992 just 5 days before my 21st Birthday

6172crew
08-19-2009, 6:24 PM
Platoon 1010 MCRD San Diego Ca May 22 1992 just 5 days before my 21st Birthday

There are a few of us in that time frame, 1117, Jan93..walked out Easter weekend. It rained the first month from what I can remember.

Swiftyjuan
08-19-2009, 6:39 PM
August 23, 1971, Medina AFB, Texas.

usmcchet9296
08-19-2009, 7:16 PM
There are a few of us in that time frame, 1117, Jan93..walked out Easter weekend. It rained the first month from what I can remember.

Yeah that was when Camp Pendlton flooded

taladeganite
08-19-2009, 11:08 PM
I remember when Pendleton flooded.. If i remember right a carload of marines were caught in that.. and cobra or two were rumored destroyed and washed down a bit, rumors mostly.. I remember there were NBC suits and sleeping bags as well as everything else you can imagine, scattered around for miles..

thebloodsonthewall
09-07-2009, 12:24 PM
I graduated basic on September 3, 2009.

Fort Benning A co. 2-47.

I'm now at Fort Gordon for AIT. 25U. I have not got to my unit yet. We are in temp barracks right now.

Desert_Rat
09-07-2009, 7:51 PM
I remember when Pendleton flooded.. If i remember right a carload of marines were caught in that.. and cobra or two were rumored destroyed and washed down a bit, rumors mostly.. I remember there were NBC suits and sleeping bags as well as everything else you can imagine, scattered around for miles..

I came to SOI right after the flood that killed the OIC of SOI. A LtCol IIRC. I have since became aquainted with the Master Gunnery Sgt. Who was the NCOIC at the time,Oddly enough He's not as scary now,as He was then:43:

edward
09-08-2009, 9:49 AM
August 28th, MCRD San Diego. Plt 1046, Charlie Company.

Back in SD today to go to Pendleton for MCT.

Desert_Rat
09-08-2009, 8:54 PM
August 28th, MCRD San Diego. Plt 1046, Charlie Company.

Back in SD today to go to Pendleton for MCT.

edward
Glad to hear that you're back in training!
Charge Hard,Hard Charger!

Jeremiah
Sgt. USMC 1994-1998 3rd Assault Amphibian Bn. 1st Mar Div.
Semper Fi

willfenn
09-08-2009, 9:18 PM
I don't remember the unit name but I graduated basic training from Fort Dix, NJ in 1989. I just want the hell out of dodge...On second thought I think I was Bravo Company. I suppose I could log into AKO and look it up but I really don't care to do that.

M47_Dragon
09-08-2009, 9:52 PM
That's crazy.... You must have picked up right after me. I was Plt 2085. Graduated Dec 7 '91.

Well, we were definitely there at the same time, but I probably picked up way before you. I busted up my lower leg pretty bad in 1st phase and became the Grand Ol' Man of MRP. I was at MCRD of 7 months. :eek:

What was that 4 week thing after boot camp called? MCT? Marine Combat Training? I don't think they do it anymore. Anyway, it rained on us that whole month at Pendleton, but I don't remember "the flood." It rained again like crazy when I was in SOI.

Trying to climb Mt. Muther****er in the pouring rain was comical. Marines slip-sliding away back down to the bottom, sometimes taking other Marines with them, going back up, slipping back down, bowling over more Marines, up, down... hysterical. Some guys were trying to ride their rubber b*tches down the back side of the mountain like a bobsled. I have fond memories of that day.

AGGRESSOR
10-15-2009, 10:49 PM
Ft. Jackson, SC 1983
D-9-2
"SCREAMING SKULLS"

thebloodsonthewall
10-16-2009, 10:37 AM
I graduated 03 September 2009
Fort Benning A 2/47
4th Platoon
"Death Dealers"

qaz987
10-16-2009, 4:39 PM
Ft. Puke, LA
D-2-2
"Devil Dogs"
May '75

Fire in the Hole
10-16-2009, 10:16 PM
Jan 1976 Ft. Leonard Wood, MO.

socoinfantry82d
10-17-2009, 2:44 AM
17 OCTOBER 2003
FT. BENNING
B CO 1/19 INF.
3RD PLT "WARRIORS"

ccf7
10-18-2009, 3:15 PM
MCRD SAN DIEGO
AUG 28, 2009
C Co. Plt. 1042

edward
10-18-2009, 4:55 PM
MCRD SAN DIEGO
AUG 28, 2009
C Co. Plt. 1042

Ohh no way, another calgunner in Charlie.

Bet you'll remember this one from 46's jay hat. "F*** you 42!"

Lol, priceless.

SkatinJJ
10-18-2009, 5:17 PM
MCRD San Dago
Home of movie stars, girls in bars, sunscreen and shades. :cool:
We were too cool to sweat the sand fleas. :chris:
We were glad that there was Parris Island, so someone could have a rough time in boot camp. :(

Platoon 1084, Bravo Company, November 7, 1980. In time for :happybday: USMC.

My buddy went in a week later. He seemed to have completely different experience. :eek:

From time to time, he actually had to work up a sweat. :p

Semper FI!!!

JJ

P.S. Senior Drill instructor Sgt German, Sgt. Trevino and Sgt. Shirley. "No you didn't just look at me!"

srodgers
10-18-2009, 7:29 PM
MCRD Parris Island
Plt 1058 1st Bat Bravo Co
17 Aug 2000

13Delta
10-19-2009, 3:43 PM
FORT SILL OK
13 ECHO
2002

Can'thavenuthingood
10-19-2009, 4:32 PM
MCRD San Diego, Mar 1969
Plt. 1143
M-14 Rifle Expert
Honor Platoon
http://bp3.blogger.com/_rn83SZoLPvg/R6ErHXkjjdI/AAAAAAAAHeE/W5uBAQ2tfLg/s320/CombatAircewWings.jpg

Remember it like it was yesterday.

Vick

M47_Dragon
10-19-2009, 11:08 PM
MCRD San Diego, Mar 1969

Remember it like it was yesterday.

Vick

Isn't that funny? 40 years and you can still remember it like yesterday... it has only been 18 years for me, and yes I can remember it like it was yesterday also. I am sure after 40 years, it will still be fresh. Life altering experience is an understatement!

Semper fi!

DarkHorse
10-20-2009, 10:16 AM
September 2000
1st Plt, B Co, 2/46 Inf Reg
Fort Knox, KY

USMC Amtraker B311
10-22-2009, 11:49 PM
16 Oct, 1998
MCRD San Diego
3rd Bn. Lima Co. Plt 3099
SDI SSGT Houston
Heavy SSGT Macgale
3rd Hat SGT Cruz

jtv3062
10-24-2009, 4:40 PM
Well, we were definitely there at the same time, but I probably picked up way before you. I busted up my lower leg pretty bad in 1st phase and became the Grand Ol' Man of MRP. I was at MCRD of 7 months. :eek:

What was that 4 week thing after boot camp called? MCT? Marine Combat Training? I don't think they do it anymore. Anyway, it rained on us that whole month at Pendleton, but I don't remember "the flood." It rained again like crazy when I was in SOI.

Trying to climb Mt. Muther****er in the pouring rain was comical. Marines slip-sliding away back down to the bottom, sometimes taking other Marines with them, going back up, slipping back down, bowling over more Marines, up, down... hysterical. Some guys were trying to ride their rubber b*tches down the back side of the mountain like a bobsled. I have fond memories of that day.

MCRDSD I was in plt 3062, grad date was going to be Sept 27,1990. I broke my ankle on t-51, 1 week before grad. I sat in mrp until some time in January then went home March 7,1991.

Bigballaizm
10-24-2009, 7:44 PM
December 1984
Lackland AFB
San Antonio, TX

gunboat
11-09-2009, 9:29 PM
NTC Bainbridge Maryland -- March '52 -- AD-2 USN -

You know, those planes with the fan out front to help keep the pilot cool. :-)

May the Lord bless all of you on active duty --

choprzrul
11-09-2009, 9:45 PM
Fort Mcclellan, Alabama and then on to Redstone Arsenal for AIT. Graduated Dec. 6, 1986. Home for Christmas.

Arondos
11-09-2009, 10:07 PM
RTC Great Lakes January 1985. Retired now.

To all you serving. Thank you and get home safe.

snake eater 138
11-09-2009, 10:12 PM
RTC Great lakes December 2000

0321jarhead
11-10-2009, 8:26 AM
U.S.M.C. PLATOON 1054...AUG.15, 1975 m.o.s. 0321 Our motto was "Sir, platoon 1054 sir the best in the Corp sir!":79:

yelohamr
11-10-2009, 1:23 PM
MCRD San Diego Oct. 1964

Happy Birthday Devil Dogs

DarkShadow18
11-10-2009, 4:43 PM
MCRD San Diego Hollywood Marine
Oct 30, 1992 - Kilo company Platoon 3059
Sr DI. SSgt Vines

Dutch
11-10-2009, 5:03 PM
DEP Sep 1991, Reported Jan 1992, Graduated March 1992, CO 015,
RTC Great Lakes

DC1 McCarty
BM1 Leon

AR15in951
11-10-2009, 6:03 PM
331 TRS Lackland AFB 1999.

blackrifle242
11-10-2009, 9:30 PM
Feb 13, 1996 MCRD-San Diego PLT#1069 Hollywood Marines!

josefrivera
12-07-2009, 4:49 PM
MCRDSD I was in plt 3062, grad date was going to be Sept 27,1990. I broke my ankle on t-51, 1 week before grad. I sat in mrp until some time in January then went home March 7,1991.

I was in 3062 as well. Remember SSGT Avara? email me back when you get this.

Josef.usmc

Sick Boy
12-07-2009, 4:52 PM
RTC Great Lakes Feb 6 or 8, 2002

BM2 Salinas
??1 Rice

jtv3062
12-07-2009, 5:18 PM
I was in 3062 as well. Remember ? SSGT Avara email me back when you get this.

Josef.usmc

Yes I remember SSGT Avara, he bent 1 guy so bad he got sent home on a section 8.

Cougar125
12-08-2009, 9:34 PM
RTC Great Lakes 2001, Div. 953
Conv. 26SEP01 Grad. 05DEC01

tmncali
12-12-2009, 1:11 AM
Platoon 1010 MCRD San Diego Ca May 22 1992 just 5 days before my 21st Birthday

You graduated a couple weeks after I arrived.

L.A. Brigade
12-12-2009, 1:27 AM
Platoon 1079, MCRD San Diego, CA May, 1997

famas619
12-12-2009, 5:57 AM
September 1996, San Diego MCRD.

dustoff31
12-12-2009, 10:26 AM
Good to see some old timers around here.
Thought I had it made in the shade going to Fort Ord.
Though I served in Korea and Germany, I was never as wet, cold and miserable as I was at Fort Ord.

I hear ya.

C-1-3, Ft Ord 1975. Got a terrible head cold two days after I got to Ord and didn't get rid of it until after I left.

jaysponger
12-12-2009, 7:49 PM
MCRD San Diego Hollywood Marine
Oct 30, 1992 - Kilo company Platoon 3059
Sr DI. SSgt Vines

He is now Sgt Maj Vines, well known around Pendleton, he is currently the SOI Sgt Maj, big mofo.

jaysponger
12-12-2009, 7:52 PM
Platoon 3001, 1994, MCRD San Diego
SSgt Thomas- SDI, I deployed with him 3 years after
SSgt Mishleau- Scary mofo, recon
SSgt Miller- deployed with him also after 3 years.

GrayWolf09
12-15-2009, 12:43 PM
Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri
August, 1970
B/3/3

1911whore
12-15-2009, 12:50 PM
Ft Benning Ga, 2/58 Inf (House of Pain) July 96

brummy
12-15-2009, 6:06 PM
Co 010 RTC Orlando Sep 75 then I went to Disneyworld:rolleyes:
Russ

cgsomoza
12-15-2009, 9:34 PM
2004 3rd battalion, Lima Company, Platoon #3067

all torque
01-07-2010, 4:09 AM
June 6th 1997 MCRD San Diego "H" Co. Plt 2087

Sniper3142
01-13-2010, 4:58 PM
Yeah, not many females on this board. :p


MCRD San Diego 2002

I gradutated from the REAL MARINE CORPS BOOT CAMP, AKA= Parris Island. :)

1986 Second Battalion, Platoon 2009, Series 2008.

Drill Instructors:
Sgt. Mabe - Senior DI (The best example ever of a GREAT Senior DI who was a mentor and father figure)
Sgt. Pody - Taught us drill and most of the other knowledge. Great guy who knew the answers to ALL the questions
Sgt. Strumpler - Taught us how much of a @#$! a short little POS Marine could be.
Sgt. Shields - The PT and Punishment DI! We were his 1st plt and he was a NATURAL!! Outstanding Marine!!

And I didn't get any sunglasses or surfboard wax like the Hollywood Marines. ;)

Kyle1886
01-14-2010, 11:28 AM
MCRD 1958, 2nd Bat, Plt.282

"Drill Instructors"
Jones; Saldazar, Wapp, ---funny can't remeber my grandkids names..

CWUSCG
01-15-2010, 4:09 PM
12Jun09 Cape May, N.J. Company November 181

R_P_Rizzo
01-15-2010, 8:29 PM
Company 137 RTC San Diego July 1971

rt7
01-19-2010, 4:21 AM
FT. Leonard Wood, Mo., C13, 1987

CGK60
01-23-2010, 8:11 PM
Fort Ord Calif 1968.

VictorFranko
01-24-2010, 5:38 PM
USCG, Government Island, Alameda, CA, Company Hotel 97, November 1974
Geez that was awhile ago.........................

Treb5
01-24-2010, 6:13 PM
Hey Kids, your making me feel old... September 1964 NTC San Diego Co. 537. Was in Vietnam three months before my 18th birthday.

Howie44
01-25-2010, 4:06 PM
Oct. 86, Ft Benning, georgia

rromeo
01-25-2010, 5:34 PM
July 8, 1994. MCRD San Diego. Plt 1003 C Company
SDI Sgt Smith
DI Sgt Boone
DI Sgt Torrez
DI Sgt McGann

racky
01-25-2010, 5:55 PM
Oct 99, lackland afb, 320th

beerup949
01-26-2010, 9:32 AM
1999 MCRD SD

cindynles
01-26-2010, 3:54 PM
Jan 1991 Great Mistakes, I mean Great Lakes. Nothing like winter in Chicago, I'm still cold.

$MIKE
01-31-2010, 5:18 PM
MCRD San Diego 2000

supersamn
02-02-2010, 7:17 AM
Dang... i'm getting OLD...

Jan 85 ~ May 85 Mike Co Plt 3017 MCRD San Diego.

2111
Desert Storm

supersamn
02-03-2010, 4:43 PM
1985 Feb~May , 3017 M co.... Semper Fi...:D
1985 MCRD San Diego Enlisted Boot Camp, USMC
1988 Marine OCS, Camp Upshur / Quantico, VA (The "Last of the Best" :))

Paltik.45acp
02-04-2010, 6:50 AM
May-Jul 1988, NTC San Diego, Company 097....over 20 yrs ago.

csarel
02-04-2010, 11:15 PM
1991 Fort Benning, GA ( Jul-Sep)!!:eek:

Ricketts1
02-06-2010, 10:20 AM
Company 89-941 at Great Lakes, Illinois. September 1989. Company Commander was AO1 Kelley. Mean old redheaded guy.

Tom Slick
02-06-2010, 6:24 PM
Lackland AFB, TX 1994

SoCal Sapper
02-06-2010, 6:42 PM
I graduated in 2003, Fort Leonard Wood, MI.

fermi
02-06-2010, 9:37 PM
RTC Great Lakes
21MAR95: Division 931

randver
02-09-2010, 12:41 AM
great lakes 1996. DIV 312

fusion94
02-11-2010, 8:07 AM
I completed 11B OSUT in December 1986 at Harmony Church - Fort Benning, GA. Not that Sand Hill Crap :P

kurupted
02-14-2010, 9:33 PM
graduated 2010 Jan 29 MCRD San Diego 2nd Bn. Echo Co. Plt. 2102...Semper Fi...

primers
02-19-2010, 7:43 PM
San diego..RTC...71

Leon DeGamme
02-19-2010, 10:12 PM
Marine Corps Recruit Depot - San Diego - 1992

bruceflinch
02-20-2010, 6:48 PM
NTC San Diego, Nov 1974.
NTC is all boarded up now, so sad.

Tangodown
02-20-2010, 10:27 PM
Mines was May 2004 at Fort Benning. Delta Co. 1/50

FLIGHT762
02-24-2010, 6:40 PM
MCRD San Diego. 3rd Bn. Platoon 3062. September 1979.

delisle
02-25-2010, 7:21 AM
RTC Great Lakes Illinois, October 20th, 2000

Ironhead79ltc
02-25-2010, 12:31 PM
RTC Great lakes Illinois September 9th 2005

TH1212
03-01-2010, 12:47 PM
MCRD San Diego - 04

Pre 64 Joe
03-12-2010, 9:01 PM
MCRD San Diego 1959

LoneWolf1
03-13-2010, 10:18 AM
MCRD San Diego - 1987

SEMPER FI

themailman
03-20-2010, 10:26 AM
2008 MCRD SD C Co Plt 1047

ChuckBooty
03-21-2010, 3:01 PM
April 28, 1998 Ft Leonardwood, MO.

SemperFi
03-25-2010, 12:03 AM
2ND RTBN Platoon 2114 Hotel Co.
Senior DI SSgt Nila, Sgt Potter, Sgt Winfrey, Sgt Scognamilo
Graduated June 16th 1995 MCRD San Diego, CA
MOS 1371, 0231
18 years
MCT
Courthouse Bay Camp Lejeune, NC
MWSS 372
USS Boxer
7th Engineer Support Battalion
1st EOD
2ND Combat Engineer Battalion
MWSS 372

R8R_MIKE
03-25-2010, 12:28 AM
December 10, 1999
MCRD San Diego
1st Battalion
Bravo Company
Platoon 1111
SIRRRR!!

daveinwoodland
03-25-2010, 12:29 AM
Lackland AFB Texas Summer of 1976

pwrshot32
03-29-2010, 6:10 PM
MCRD San Diego
12/1999
3rd Battalion Lima Co.

gopher hunter
04-01-2010, 11:10 AM
1) 10/1960 Company 400 NTC Sac Diego

2) 11/1970 Co A-1-1 Ft Polk, LA (changed branches of service)

6172crew
04-01-2010, 12:54 PM
MCRD San Diego 1959

^Still smells like boot polish^

LCU1670
04-01-2010, 1:02 PM
1977, Fort Dix, NJ., WOA (HCDOC) 1980, FT Eustis, VA., OCS IMA 1985.

Wife: 1978 Ft Mcclellan, AL. (WAC).

chief003
04-02-2010, 8:04 PM
1995 Ft Jackson, 1st Battalion 26th Infantry Regiment, Bravo Company.

63 tango
04-02-2010, 8:59 PM
July 1987 Ft. Leonardwood MO

easy
04-03-2010, 6:47 PM
June 3rd, 1977 NTC San Diego