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Recruit Training Command, San Diego, California

Veterans: 262
Latest Activity: Nov 13

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Boot Camp Summer of 1977

Started by James C Aultman. Last reply by BILL WIEBER Oct 1, 2015. 8 Replies

Boot Camp Oct. 79

Started by James D. Peterson Jan 22, 2015. 0 Replies

RTC San Diego

Started by Larry Steven Anderson. Last reply by Jon Yim Jan 17, 2015. 10 Replies

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Comment by Willman R. Carter on November 13, 2017 at 11:23am

The three show RTC Great Lakes, Sept. 1972, Company 242... Guess I goofed on the year.  ha ha   It's hell to get old.

Here are the four for 1976... Contreras shows Great Lakes, the other three show San Diego:

Bergeron, Robert (Bob), GMGSN

Blood, Shawn, MMC

Contreras, Gery, AMHC

Mattera Jr, Joseph, AO2

Comment by Ken Long on November 13, 2017 at 11:14am

Willman, That link didn't work but I'm a free member over there and had initially entered all my duty stations, including RTC San Diego. Somehow, they've changed things around and I am listed as "(Cadre/Faculty Staff)" and I can't see any company numbers anymore. I don't know how to navigate around since they changed things.

Comment by Willman R. Carter on November 13, 2017 at 11:09am

I tried the link to no avail.... hummm.... went to the site and did the search again going to the same page again, this time listing 3 crew members (the search before showed 4).... :

Lattis, Dennis (Denny), MSCM

McClure, Mike, AE2

Stockdale, James (JO), JO2

Comment by Willman R. Carter on November 13, 2017 at 11:01am

Ken, this link may help you... it's a Navy 'Together We Served' site, for those that were in RTC Company 242.

https://navy.togetherweserved.com/usn/servlet/tws.webapp.WebApp

Comment by Ken Long on November 13, 2017 at 10:14am

I entered boot at RTC in September of 1976. I was assigned to Company 242 but I graduated with a later company. I've never seen anyone from boot camp in my later years but some things are still clear as a bell. Like when I answered "OK" to my CC for some minor thing. I snapped to attention and yelled out "Yes, Sir!" He grunted then walked away. I got lucky that day and it never happened again! Sure wish I could remember his name. He was a Chief Aviation Boatswain's Mate. He said he liked being up on deck where all the action was.

Comment by Ricky L Covic on November 12, 2017 at 11:01pm
Went to boot from Sept 4, 75 to Oct 75 was in Co. 936 and was a member of the Bluejackets Choir. Sang for WW1 Flyers Dinner at the Harbor Island Sheraton, as well as The Fighters and Hummers Ball at Miramar Naval Air Station and a big Dinner at The Hotel Del Coronado.
Comment by Mike barrentine on October 30, 2017 at 5:16pm
Co 120 div 6 c.c. po1 Martinez and pennton
Comment by Thomas Collier on August 1, 2017 at 10:44am

 I REMEMBER REPORTING JANUARY 1961. I HAVE BEEN MANY TIMES BACK TO SAN DIEGO AND ALWAYS MAKE IT A POINT TO VISIT THE RTC GROUNDS. MY SON WAS STATIONED AT SD IN THE COAST GUARD. I CAN ONLY TELL YOU THAT IT HAD A LASTING MEMORY THE RTC AND I AM GLAD THE USS NEVER SAIL (LOL) IS STANDING TALL AND IN NEED OF PAINT BUT STILL A SYMBOL OF CAMP, ODLY ENOUGH, I ONLY MET ONE OTHER GRADUATE DURING MY SERVICE TO OUR GREAT NATION.

Comment by H. Buning on August 1, 2017 at 7:13am

Mr. Coffman, I wish I could see the differences between Boot camp in your day and 20 years later. I bet it had changed a lot more than from '72, when I was there, to '92, when the Navy was getting ready to close San Diego and consolidate all basic training at Great Lakes! :)

Comment by bill coffman on July 28, 2017 at 7:44pm

Any one out there that was in RTC San Diego back in April of 1951? most of our company went aboard the USS Iowa BB 61

 

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