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I saw the memorial notice of Captain Lucille Kuhn. She was awesome and scary! I wanted to share this picture taken in RTC Orlando 1979 - upon our graduation. I was in company 3009 with PO2 Tylka and PO2 Glass, company commanders.
I received the U.S. Navy League Most Outstanding Recruit of the Year from Rear Admiral Mow and Captain Kuhn.
I was a company commander from April 1987 to June 1991. Also pushed a hall of fame company during my time there with Chief Snodgrass. That was Company C179. I pushed 7 companies during my tenure and really enjoyed this duty for 4 plus years!
I was stationed at RTC Orlando Oct 1969 - Oct 1972. CC of 1st Co 047. E-Mail ROYDBARLOW@aol.com
FYI, there are three great RTC Orlando sites on Facebook: 1) RTC-Naval Training Command, Orlando, FL Boot Camp 2) All those who attended Navy boot camp in Orlando Fl or served as a cc. 3) Naval Training Center Orlando (NTC) Boot Camp
I attended boot camp from Aug.21, 1974 to Nov. 1974. I cant remember my company # but it was a Drill Team and we practiced a lot on the grass beside the grinder. We had BMC Stone as CC and a Drill instructor Chief whom I cannot remember. Stone had a nick name as The Grey Fox and always had a scowl on his face. We were in Batt. 5 and he told us the first night where the hole in the fence was. Two recruits " riffs " took him up on it and Stone was right. They were captured within a day. He ordered us to sleep with our " piece " from the " whore house " and to write our mothers a letter. I was made a squad leader and once had to dry shave on the roof of the battalion wearing a bucket on my head. I think they called it hell week or something. All and all, it was a great experience that I would do over again.
Is Signalman Chief Colgate, CC of Co. 077 (1969) still around? I was the one of four recruits sent from Los Angeles to the brand new boot camp in Orlando. We were in Co. 072, then I was set back after a few days in the base hospital, and I ended up as the only California boy in the company. Most of the guys were from Georgia and Louisiana, and a couple from Pennsylvania. It was a bit of a culture shock at first, but we had some good times, too.
Attended boot camp from Nov 79 - Jan 80 in Company K020. I was the RCPO. Company commanders were PN1 Miller and OS2 Anderson. Served with Anderson later on the USS Canopus.
I am getting closer to finding out my company number. (lost my Rudder) It was between CO36 - C038. I was at Orlando from Nov. 79 - Jan 80. We called ourselves 'Bad Company' at sports weekend. Can't remember our CC's names but we had a chief that was kinda short but mean as hell (LOL) and a first class that was tall, lean and had flaming red hair and beard. He was the one we were really afraid of. :)
wish we could have sub groups here based on company name and year
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