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kimi
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Posted - 04/30/2011 :  12:49:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
MCRD San Diego, 1960



What's next

A couple of favorite quotes:

"What goes around comes around."

“Abe, climb down from Mt. Rushmore, and vacate the penny. Your days in the pantheon are over, thanks to the scholarship and courage of Thomas J. DiLorenzo.” — Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.



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strawberry
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Posted - 05/02/2011 :  09:14:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
FT. Gordon GA. ( Camp Crockett ) "68-69"

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70-101
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Posted - 05/02/2011 :  11:33:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Camp Crockett wasn't a basic training center, it was a infantry AIT training center for those who were going airborne.
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Equalizer
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USA
338 Posts

Posted - 05/04/2011 :  3:31:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ft Bliss Texas,July 68

US Army 68-71
82nd Airborne
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fonejac
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Posted - 05/05/2011 :  2:00:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ft. Knox 12-59 until 2-60 yes it was colder than a witch's &*^ and snow... and a lot of "Misery" and " Agony".

Edited by - fonejac on 05/05/2011 2:13:22 PM
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Rick S.
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31 Posts

Posted - 05/05/2011 :  9:42:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
JP LOWER, (Dave) Fired the 14 for qualification at Pendleton in '68. Was issued one in VN and loved it. not like all the 'black plastic' everyone else was issued.

Did you ever find a 7 1/2 .44 RF barrel for my SAA?
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ChuckWBIV
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323 Posts

Posted - 05/09/2011 :  8:57:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ft Jackson SC. A-10-1-1. '83

At MEPS, they said, "Get Hollywood (2nd Bde); NOT Tank Hill (1st Bde) (as if we had a choice).

We pulled up Alpha Co., 1st Bn., 1st Platoon - very first barracks, IN THE SHADOW OF THE TANK!!! UGH
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tacomasr5
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USA
30 Posts

Posted - 05/11/2011 :  07:36:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ft. Leonard Wood Mo.

September 1969

"To those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor, the protected will never know"


Americal/196th LIB RVN
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gafirlik
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Posted - 05/14/2011 :  2:44:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 70-101

Camp Crockett wasn't a basic training center, it was a infantry AIT training center for those who were going airborne.

absolutely correct. I was there in 1969.
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trailblazer472
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Posted - 05/23/2011 :  9:01:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Lackland AFB Texas, April 1966.

TB

The McDonnell-Douglas F-4 Phantom. The original BadA$$ jet fighter.
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LarryAndy
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Posted - 05/27/2011 :  01:30:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ft. Bliss, July 19-Sept 22 1967, hot sand hotter asphalt! What ever happened to the BB Guns we used in Quick Kill training? Sure would love to have one today. From Ft. Bliss to Ft. Sam, San Antonio Basic Medic, Corpman served Korea Feb 1968/69

Larry Anderson

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kenthor
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USA
115 Posts

Posted - 05/27/2011 :  02:54:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ft. Carson, Colo. 1961. Kenthor
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ss409cid
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Posted - 06/12/2011 :  4:31:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Fort Jackson SC Jan 68
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roysclockgun
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USA
298 Posts

Posted - 06/13/2011 :  6:31:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ft. Jackson, SC, Feb-April, 1961. Two years ago I went onto Ft. Jackson and could find nothing familiar. The water tank on Tank Hill, which was the destination for morning runs, was gone! Finally an MP directed me to the post museum, where I saw the only items on the post that looked familiar. Our old style quarter ton Jeep was there, along with the clapboard barracks, fitted out inside as I remember, butt cans and all. It brought back memories of hacking up black matter in the morning from the old coal furnace that heated those places. Fire watch war REAL, as the barracks were fire traps. Sand blew 24 hrs. a day and made keeping the M1 Rifle clean a full time job. Made me feel very old, indeed!
Steven in DeLand, FL

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Jimboak47
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27 Posts

Posted - 06/30/2011 :  9:21:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ft. Leonard Wood Mo. C-1-3 GO Devils OCT 66
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swinehart
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Posted - 07/01/2011 :  07:39:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


Amarillo Air Force Base Oct. 1968
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ltcdoty
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USA
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Posted - 07/01/2011 :  09:06:22 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by swinehart



Amarillo Air Force Base Oct. 1968



I left Amarillo in the middle of October in 68, on my way to Chanute.
By that time, Amarillo was a ghosttown, and I remember all the old run down WWII fire trap barracks.
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WaltherP-38
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USA
67 Posts

Posted - 07/01/2011 :  8:09:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ft.Leonard Wood,MO.C-5-3. Oct-Dec 1964. Basic training was FUN!

U.S. Army 1964-1967
Battalion blacksmith
1/37th Armor 4th Armor Division Ansbach,Germany
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74man
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90 Posts

Posted - 07/12/2011 :  12:48:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Lackland, AFB, San Antone, TX
1964

Criminals prefer Unarmed victims. NOT MEEEEEEE!!!
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swinehart
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Posted - 07/12/2011 :  07:32:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

quote:
I left Amarillo in the middle of October in 68, on my way to Chanute.
By that time, Amarillo was a ghosttown, and I remember all the old run down WWII fire trap barracks.


Itcdoty:

I believe that I was in the next to the last flight to go through the base. Things were pretty much shut down.
We didn't have many obstacles in the obstacles course.
TI's getting shipped out and their replacements leaving in a short time, so things were haphazard to say the least.
Went to Sheppard from Amarillo
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Jim Rau
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USA
4275 Posts

Posted - 07/15/2011 :  5:35:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ft Polk, LA. Winter of 67. (C-2-2)
All WOFT candidates went there.

Self defence is an absolute and natural right. An armed society is not always polite, but it is A FREE AND SAFE SOCIETY! Keep your head down and your powder dry! J. Rau, Alabama

Edited by - Jim Rau on 07/15/2011 5:36:03 PM
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gap1916
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USA
5020 Posts

Posted - 07/20/2011 :  10:46:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
MCRD San Diego 1971

Greg
Former Marine
2nd A N G L I C O
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J 1357
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329 Posts

Posted - 07/25/2011 :  9:59:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Fort Cambell, Kentucky May 12, 1967. C-2-1 Co-operate and graduate.
Second most miserable time of my life. Looking back, I wouldn't trade the expeience for anthing.
Mary Jane rotten crotch.
First most miserable experience of my life. Officers candidate school at Fort Benning Georgia. A mighty thank you to the Macon college gals who bravely came and escorted us to our graduation party.Beautiful southren ladies. AND, I do mean LADIES
Sallys on the hill in Phoenix city.
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onepopper
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USA
1535 Posts

Posted - 08/16/2011 :  8:18:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
USNTC Bainbridge, Maryland, Co 69, January 1952, cold as hell. Saw my first UFO from the drill field at 0400 on a cold March morning as I walked to the chow hall for service week. The UFO was maneuvering over the Aberdeen Proving Ground. I flew as crewmember for over 20 years and never saw another UFO. Retired out of the Mekong Delta in March 1972.

onepopper
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River Rat
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Posted - 09/08/2011 :  6:54:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
US Navy Training Center San Diego, 1971. Sometime in July-August I think. Would have to check. Then directly to Damage Control A School, US Naval Station Treasure Island in San Francisco CA. Then to my ship.

An armed society is a polite society -- R. Heinlein
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nc huntr
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Posted - 03/28/2012 :  6:52:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
FT Bragg 1970
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bigborefan
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Posted - 03/28/2012 :  8:40:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Fort Knox 1966
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1935Lee
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Posted - 06/13/2012 :  12:01:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Fort Ord 1956, ihe days when they used coal fired furnaces for each building , the days when recruits pulled KP and cussed misery hill when carrying a field pack loaded with rocks
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Sky Soldier
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USA
438 Posts

Posted - 06/13/2012 :  10:50:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ft Dix N.J. Sep 65

3/319th 173rd Airborne Brigade (Sep) May '66 - May '67
If you're not living on the edge, you're taking up too much space.
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deadeye46
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Posted - 06/30/2012 :  11:10:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ft. Knox Dec 65/Jan 66
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cbxjeff
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USA
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Posted - 08/01/2012 :  6:27:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ft. Knox, KY
Oct,'63
B-16-4

cbxjeff<P>It's too late for me, save yourself. <br>
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aztrailrunner
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USA
4 Posts

Posted - 08/14/2012 :  4:35:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Fort Leonard Wood,M0
1969

Jim Kirby
1st Air Cav
A 1/12
1970/71
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aztrailrunner
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USA
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Posted - 08/14/2012 :  4:38:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 11echo

Ft Ord for me, Feb. 73 C-2-3





those barracks look like the same ones that I took my AIT(11Bravo)in.

Jim Kirby
1st Air Cav
A 1/12
1970/71
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fyrfinder
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USA
396 Posts

Posted - 08/21/2012 :  5:34:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
MCRD San Diego - Aug 1960

fyrfinder
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lee sherman
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USA
397 Posts

Posted - 09/20/2012 :  01:06:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Fort Lewis, Wa. D-3-4. March-May 1969.
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1935Lee
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Posted - 10/21/2012 :  12:01:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ft Ord 1956
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Bergtreffer
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598 Posts

Posted - 11/18/2012 :  6:25:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, B-4-2, basic training Aug-Oct 1962.
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1911builderMarine
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Posted - 01/29/2013 :  8:30:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
MCRD San Diego, platoon 329, 1965....

Semper Fi.

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mark1945
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Posted - 02/11/2013 :  2:48:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ft.Polk La.Jan 1963
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Gene248
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USA
183 Posts

Posted - 04/21/2013 :  5:32:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
MCRD San Diego- july '67
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firstspouse
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Posted - 05/13/2013 :  11:22:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Ft Jackson, S.C. Jun-Aug 1954
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Spotscat
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Posted - 05/20/2013 :  6:16:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here's an uncommon one...

USCG TRACEN, Alameda, California -- Feb. 1974 to Apr. 1974

"The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco." - Samuel Clemens

Edited by - Spotscat on 05/20/2013 6:17:16 PM
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just4fun
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Posted - 08/06/2013 :  07:28:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ft Dix 1970, Really cold!
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Sting
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Posted - 08/08/2013 :  06:53:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
June 1965, Parris Island, Platoon 340

A-1-13
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chuckyd46032
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Posted - 09/29/2013 :  10:54:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Fort Dix
Nov. 64
chuckyd46032

Chuck
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chuckyd46032
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Posted - 09/29/2013 :  10:54:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Fort Dix
Nov. 64
chuckyd46032

Chuck
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us55840
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Posted - 09/30/2013 :  08:17:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


Fort Lewis, WA June/July 1966

Specifically, North Fort Lewis.
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pwillie
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Posted - 10/03/2013 :  08:56:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Lackland AFB 1964

Glad to be here...
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armilite
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Mozambique
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Posted - 10/20/2013 :  11:58:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Fort Dix, N.J. Feb, 1970 C-6-3.

Kill the Head and the Body Will Follow.
New Orleans Saints Defensive Coordinator

They made penicillin from moldy bread so there is hope for you.

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Edited by - armilite on 10/21/2013 12:01:04 AM
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SLEEPWALKERV
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Posted - 11/10/2013 :  2:25:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
FT.Ord B-1-2 1970

PALLADIN
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