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Recruit Training Command, RTC Great Lakes


Recruit Training Command, RTC Great Lakes

Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes is located in Northern Chicago, Illinois

Veterans: 222
Latest Activity: Feb 18

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Boot Camp 1976 Company 161

Started by Dave Davison. Last reply by Douglas James Riley Jul 15, 2014. 4 Replies

Company 249

Started by Martin George Gnandt. Last reply by James Franklin Benson Jul 6, 2014. 1 Reply

looking for company 134 1979

Started by mark antoney pederzolli. Last reply by Stick May 28, 2014. 2 Replies

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Comment by Andrew Preston Carpenter on November 26, 2014 at 4:28pm

1975 Nov 11th to Jan 3rd 1976. Company 944 CC PO1 Trexler. Anyone else???

Comment by Michael on November 26, 2014 at 10:18am
Looking for company 419 nov 86- Jan 87
Comment by darrell len fanning on July 25, 2014 at 6:13pm

anyone co 210 1973

Comment by ray w fonner on July 18, 2014 at 1:17pm

why is there no info. on companys back in 1974 &75

Comment by JOE EARL WOLFE on July 17, 2014 at 9:03pm

was there for OSVET trng in 80, really a breeze for prior service grunts,

I remember jack neely the 18 yr veteran who came in as a seaman, with a full chest of medals and hash marks down both arms, along with other green beret / seal ribbons, that was one cool dude, the oldest seaman ever I think there or in the navy as far as comeing in after being gone so long

Comment by James P. Hollingsworth on May 9, 2014 at 10:26pm
I was there January 1959 for boot camp then for phase one of my "A School". Electricity and electronics
Comment by michael kerkes on April 11, 2014 at 1:30pm
I was there I 62 still applying the swift kick company 257 june 62-sept 10 62
Comment by Anthony Tucker on April 11, 2014 at 1:01pm

I was there in September 1982 - October 1982  Company 267.  Then I went directly to ATD...

Comment by Kenneth C. Shee on April 3, 2014 at 8:39am
In '61 a 2nd class Petty Officer patroled the rear of each row during formations.He never said a word.Any talking,fidgiting,etc. and he would deliver a swift kick to the butt.
Comment by James Franklin Benson on April 2, 2014 at 10:26am

The UCMJ was adopted in '55 ( or was ir '56) at any rate the " laying on of hands" was OFFICIALLY  ENDED  ( ? )  in '56,but I do remember the CC of our sister Company...639..gently applying his right foot to one of his SKINHEAD'S back-side,which seemd to work,because it kinda speeded him up enough to get him back in step....Talking about working off accumulated demerits....We were NOT allowed to WORK OFF our demerits;they stayed with us for our duration,and if we picked up fifteen demerits,for ANY reason,we were transferred to a Company known as ..800 BAKER...which consisted of misfits,and those who just could not adjust to boot camp life....Life was NOT easy for 800 Baker...


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