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Started by Gary D. Mickle. Last reply by Gary D. Mickle Nov 29, 2013.
Started by mark antoney pederzolli. Last reply by Martin J. Barrett Oct 29, 2013.
Started by Wm. E. Gardner. Last reply by Jack Washburn Oct 19, 2013.
I was there in September 1982 - October 1982 Company 267. Then I went directly to ATD...
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...
After being in the fleet for a few years,I thought it would be kinda nice to get SHORE DUTY back at GL/NTC,and HARRASS the SKINHEADS,and revive the rumor of the 6" SQUARE NEEDLE...remember THAT one?
Frank Farrugia,do you remember which Camp you were in...like Camp Porter,Downes,etc. I was at Camp Porter,barracks 1502,lower east...For some reason,it seems I can remember all this stuff,but just can't remember what I had for breakfast today ha ha You were there before the UCMJ was put in place.If I remember right,your Company ( and others ) were there under the very watchful eye of the " ROCKS and SHOALS" when a CC could LEGALLY put his foot...rather FORCEFULLY ...to the hind-side of the recruits...Then in '55 ( I think ) the UCMJ was adopted,and all that BAD stuff stopped...Or rather,was supposed to...Anyway,I survived it but was ready to get into the fleet and away from GLNTC.
James F. Benson, you seem to have remembered all the gooood stuff. I was there a bit before you. August 1954, Co 143 under the watchful eye of
M.J. Potosk G M 1.
Had a great 6 wks. through a winter doing all those good things.
Was there in late Nov.56 in a holding company waiting for company 640 to form,then enjoyed all the festivities & fun things,like hand-washing laundry,marching on the grinder in 30" of snow,falling asleep in classes,good-ole SEMAPHORE flag-waving,fire-fighting school,...and oh,oh,oh,must not forget MESS COOKING.Boy what FUN!...Scrubbing the deck in the drill hall,,,etc.,etc.,etc,
welcome aboard (was there dec,59 ) semper fortis
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