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Boot camp USMC style... 14 years 1 month ago #1116

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Going through an old footlocker I came across a couple of articles published in Look Magazine, and another in Life Magazine, in the early 70's regarding Marine Corps boot camp. I've published them on a blog for viewing: www.marinesusmc.blogspot.com

Semper Fi

TJ

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Re: Boot camp USMC style... 14 years 1 month ago #1118

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thanks for the time you took to post the story in pictures. 1969 was the year I went through boot camp, though in Great Lakes, IL. It stirred some of my old memories that I hadn't given thought for years. U.S.M.C. men and women can be justifiably proud of who they are, what they've accomplished, and how they have helped protect, preserve, and promote the respect of and for America and her citizens. I have heard someone say that we (America) did not get to where we are today by living like we do today. Our soldiers, sailors, and airmen (and women) are all too aware of that. Here is a heartfelt "Thank You!" to all you Marines who made it through boot camp!

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Re: Boot camp USMC style... 14 years 1 month ago #1132

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thanks Levi for the feedback. The hardest thing I did as a marine was making it through Navy Dive School... tough bunch of people running that school. And a special "thanks" to all the navy corpsmen that served with the FMF. Uraahhh navy ...

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Great pictures and info. Went through boot camp in San Diego in the summer of July 1966. Was always amazed when we'd look over the fense toward the MC Recruit Depot and see all that was going on in the open field during the times we had to relax, write home, shine shoes, etc. Made me glad I chose Navy. ;-)
Rick Stone, YNC, USN(RET)
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oldchief1.blogspot.com

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Hello guys. There is a CD recorded by a Marine that is awesome you might want to check it out.
Go in this site and click on the songs .
You can also sign his site at the bottom.
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Re: Boot camp USMC style... 13 years 10 months ago #1690

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Good afternoon gentlemen.

I unwittingly chose the best of both worlds...I joined the Navy in '64 to become a Corpsman. I had visions of a nice soft, air conditioned hospital. Of course my recruiter neglected to tell me about the FMF! My first permanent duty station in the "Navy" was Marine Corps Base, Twentynine Palms! I was actually looking forward to going to Vietnam, just to get out of Twentynine Palms. Ahh, those recruiters...they're kind of like RV salesmen aren't they..

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