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Blue Jacket Choir Great Lakes

Anyone who sang with the Blue Jacket Choir at Great Lakes, Illinois. The 100th Anniversary of the Blue Jacket Choir will take place in 2010 and they will try to assemble alumni to sing in a special program.

Veterans: 45
Latest Activity: Oct 6, 2019

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I was a member of the blue jackets choir during boot camp

Started by ronald lee shaffer. Last reply by Kenneth Parese Oct 6, 2019. 1 Reply

I was a singing member of the  Blue Jackets Choir at USNTC San Diego, California from  December of 1959 to April 0f 1960  Boot company #a609Ronald L. Shaffer AMH-3/PO-3Continue

Hey Mates,

Started by Jimmy Carl Licquia. Last reply by Larry D. Stanley Feb 21, 2017. 2 Replies

Sang with the Great Lakes BJC during Boot Camp, through Hosptal Corps School and Operating Room Tech School from 1959 into early 1961. Earl Sandager, a civilian, was the Director. Many memories of…Continue

December 1956

Started by Richard E. Lekang Dec 23, 2013. 0 Replies

I was in the choir from December 1956 until completion of boot camp. one of our trips was into Chicago to record a concert that was board cast later on a radio station. My only regret was not getting…Continue

Blue Jacket Choir

Started by Richard D Marion. Last reply by Bob Hilderbrand Jun 13, 2013. 1 Reply

I was with the Choir at Great Lakes Recruit Training Center February to May 1971 (back when we still had Camp Moffett active :~} ). We traveled to Evenston, Illinois to perform on TV. I wanted to…Continue

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Comment by Paul Pospisil on February 21, 2017 at 8:39pm
Class of 1979 here
Comment by Franklin Edward Martin on December 24, 2016 at 6:01am

USNTC Great Lakes, Illinois Company 41 1960

Comment by Franklin Edward Martin on December 24, 2016 at 6:01am

Comment by Franklin Edward Martin on December 24, 2016 at 6:00am

Comment by Bill Drent on March 18, 2016 at 4:16am

Was with the Choir 1954-55 during Boot Camp & FT school. Great experience with good friends!  Highlight was singing at halftime at the Sugarbowl between Navy and Old Miss. New Years Eve in New Orleans -- tough duty! Hard to believe that was 60+ years ago...

Comment by Thomas Edward Kline on December 23, 2015 at 9:48am

Comment by Thomas Edward Kline on December 23, 2015 at 9:46am

I sang with the choir from January 1965 till March 65 while at NTC Great Lakes.

Comment by Everett Ray Jones on October 22, 2015 at 5:10pm

I sang with the Blue Jacket Choir from 1969 to 1979 during my EM A school.  We went in to Chicago to sing a couple of times.

Comment by William Craig Doty on July 4, 2015 at 2:32pm

Comment by John Colbeck on November 16, 2014 at 12:19pm

I was in the Blue Jacket Choir while in boot camp from April 1969 thru June 1969. During that time we had the opportunity to go to Chicago to sing for the recently returned Apollo 10 astronauts.  Quite an honor that I will always remember! 

Comment by Bruce Lee Brinkman on May 8, 2014 at 11:00am

Ah the good memories of Boot Camp.  A whole lot better than Happy Hour.

I met my first wife because of a concert we put on at the "Conrad Hilton".

Mr. J.D. was an awesome director and person.

This was the Best part of RTC and I stayed in till I completed HM-A school 

I miss the comradeship and the friendships.


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