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Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes is located in Northern Chicago, Illinois
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Started by Wm. E. Gardner. Last reply by Jack Washburn Oct 19, 2013.
Company 172, I arrived in June 74
Ed Arnold, I was in Co 133 23rd Division June - August 1992. QM1 Zeigler (Ziegler?) and FC1 Rosado were my CCs.
Anyone out there who went to Great Lakes in July of 1971. MM1 Harvey was our C/C? Or anyone who was in any of my companies from 1990 to 1993. Companies I pushed were 156, 253, and 039.
I was at GL from Nov. 56 to Jan. 57...we got seven days leave from boot for Christmas leave,then back to GL for the last two weeks training then shipped out all over the country to our duty stations....I eventually arrived aboard a tin can my older brother was already on....I really did enjoy my train rides especially going thru Southern Colorado
and then there were the poor BMs who drew PERMANENT head-cleaning details...I was mixed in pretty heavy with ORDNANCE & GUNNERY,ASW,torpedoes,depth charges,and OTHER good stuff..but I enjoyed doing it all.
I actually had some fond memories of G L after I boarded the " ATCHINSON-TOPEKA-SANTA FE RAILWAY TRAIN ....the " EL CAPITAN," leaving CHI TOWN for San Francisco,and other points on my way to the fleet.
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