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O T..training at Parris Island,S.C.

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  1. avery53

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    41 yrs ago this month I started my Army basic training.
    My how time flies, huh!
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  2. grunt

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    Its not a job,Its an experience.
     
  3. cubancigar2000

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    49 years ago at Paris Island for me. Seems like yesterday. I remember the first night, all the gays got sent home. We had a real tough black drill instructor who could spot them a mile away. His name was Sgt Herring and he may have been the most squared away Marine I ever met. I still wonder today where he is. We ran 10 miles every morning at 3:00 am and they nicknamed us the "running R Co" ( Platoon 104) Back then they beat us around ( could not get away with that today) and I am a better man for it. I came back after my tour and joined the 9th Rifle Co in the Reserves and acted as drill instructor for new recruits waiting to go. Every young man or woman should go through it. It is a life changing experience. I went in 120 lb weakland and when discharged I weighed 180 lb and tthe toughest and best shape of my life
     
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    50 years ago at this time I was in S.E.Asia. In a place no one had even heard of before. Viet Nam. My kind and generous Uncle had paid for my trip over and gave me a job training ARVN troops.
     
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    This day I was just starting my 2nd tour . Vern took my basic at fort campbell.
     
  6. cubancigar2000

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    The reason there were five is we do everything together asa team, No loners in the Marine Corp. LOL Semper Fi Hope you are better Vern, hows the back
     
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    Yep, me too Vern.
     
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    My dad was a rifle instructor there during WWII. He was the toughest guy I ever knew. Sure do miss him and am thankful for the paces he put me through.
     
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    Just about this time 43 years ago I was on a bus rolling through the gate at Parris Island. My life has never been the same and I thank the Marine Corps for that.

    Same Same on the Huey's I always look to this day. I was once told that they don't really fly they just beat the air into submission.

    SEMPER FI

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    Summer of 59, platoon 241.

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    class of 52
     
  12. grnberetcj

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    I was graduating from Jump School (Ft. Benning) 46 yrs. ago this month.

    Damn....are we that old??

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  13. shot410ga

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    Well, 45 years ago I was somewhere between PhuBi and the DMZ South Vietnam (2/1). As I recall it was cold, overcast, misty, and wet. Contrary to popular belief Vietnam was not hot and humid all the time.
     
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    Reading all these posts I know that I'm the NFG. I went in June 2,89. Was hot as hell but don't regret a minute of it. The best 5 years of my life. Good luck Chuck Hrosik
     
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    USN 77-86 nec 5339 Ordnance Clearance Diver PHM-1 Pegasus..... yes Curt we are that old
     
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    55 years ago I was in Malaya dealing with communist insurgents, a rather dangerous and shitty job. Maurice ( The Brit. )
     
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    I was one of the guys who said "Green light" from the front of the C-130E in Curt's photo. Just because we put you in the trees doesn't mean you weren't on the drop zone. Ron
     
  18. grnberetcj

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    Thanks a heap Ron....LOL!!

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    I was in Plt 113 1st. bn. PI.,Jan 10 1966.

    Rumor has it that Curt made his jumps without a chute. LOL

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    Hell yes ..he didnt need any damned parachute...but then again hes not 6' 9" anymore either....jumped out of a few Helos in my day..but that was over H20
     
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