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Camp Moffett, RTC Great Lakes

Recruit In-processing Center, Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes

Location: Great Lakes, Illinois
Veterans: 44
Latest Activity: 14 hours ago

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RTC Great Lakes Arrival

Started by Robert M Todaro Aug 7, 2013. 0 Replies

My Recollection.Feb. 1967.  Cold, and getting colder!  What a strange time.I screwed up the 'stenciling" of my raincoat royally.Company 103. MM1 Howell.  We were known as "Howell's Angels.  Mr.…Continue

finally; beginning to see some hope!!! Camp Moffett

Started by ALLEN GRAY LLOYD. Last reply by JOHN ALFRED GRABOWICZ Sep 18, 2011. 1 Reply

  For several months I have been trying to locate any discussion pertaining to Camp Moffett, Great Lakes, I entered recruit training there in Jan. 1965. Oh, it was sooooo COLD.!! Would be great to…Continue

camp moffat

Started by francis mickey doyle Jun 18, 2011. 0 Replies

on 2/15/1963 i entered the rtc,coldest place i have been in my life,i remember the guys from "mickey mouse co." yelling at us to turn around and go home.moffat was the only part of boot camp i…Continue

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Comment by Norm Atwater HTCS on July 22, 2014 at 7:42pm

John my brother Don Atwater served on the Radford as a EM about the time you were on there also know a Jim Jeffrey a MM was there with him i keep in touch with Jeff he is in San Diego      Norn

Comment by John W Ladendorf on July 22, 2014 at 7:01pm

Went to Moffat 8/16/67,Co 413 C/C Daginess MM/C. I saw through the sych. right away,never said a word or got out of line.Upon grad C/C said who the ____ are you.Said I was in the company,he just shaked his head.Went to BT A School there,froze my ass off and got a tin can out of Pearl.USS Radford DD 446.To much Tonken Gulf for me.Left 71 BT 2

Comment by Edward A. Blumberg on May 26, 2014 at 11:15am

I remember Camp Barry and Dewey but forget what the rotation was after Moffett. Anyone ever live in Camp Lawrence after 1965?

Comment by michael kerkes on May 25, 2014 at 2:42pm
Porter was real new in 62 camp moffett ww2 wood baracks real fire traps dont know about a tunnel did they still have obslete 14pound drill pices sometimes 3yr makes a difference
Comment by Edward A. Blumberg on May 25, 2014 at 2:32pm

Arrived at Moffett on & Aug. 1965. was not sure what to expect. Turned out OK though. Went from Moffett to Camp Lawrence way down the tracks!!!! We actually "christened" this dump as it was not used since WW2. 3 solid days of work to get the place livable. From there we went to Camp Porter. That was the best.  Anyone remember the "tunnel"?  Company 374 members PLEASE respond.

Comment by michael kerkes on May 11, 2014 at 12:52pm
Maybe GL was so much fun makes me wont to ho back lol ha ha
Comment by Steve Rutkowski on May 11, 2014 at 10:55am

Michael.. You were probably one of those guys who told me that I'd be sorry. :o)

Comment by michael kerkes on May 11, 2014 at 9:39am
Steve we wete there at the same time june 62- 10sept 62 company 257
Comment by Steve Rutkowski on May 11, 2014 at 9:12am

You guys have MUCH better memories than I do.. I can barely remember arriving at Great Lakes in July 1962 after a train ride from Minneapolis. The only thing that stands clear in my mind of that day was echoes of "You'll be sorry!" coming from various Companies marching here & there.

Though I eventually got to Camp Moffett, I believe my actual 'check-in' was at camp Barry. After Barry, I was in both Camps Moffett and Dewey but I can't recall the order. I was in the 2nd camp for about a week and moved to the 3rd one after being selected for the Drum & Bugle (Drunk & Stumble) Corps.

I still have my copy of 'The Keel'. I'll have to dig it out later and see what other memories it brings up.

Comment by Ernest Copenhaver on April 21, 2014 at 9:34am

Entered Camp Moffat October 1st 1969. Instantly convinced myself that I had made the worst mistake of my young life by joining the Navy. Later went on to serve with some really great people on board the USS Dahlgren DLG-12 and the USS Richmond K Turner DLG/CG-20

 

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