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Camp Moffett, RTC Great Lakes

Recruit In-processing Center, Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes

Location: Great Lakes, Illinois
Veterans: 54
Latest Activity: Jan 13, 2019

Discussion Forum

Boot Camp

Started by Raymond Edward Ramos Mar 6, 2018. 0 Replies

Did my training at camp Moffett & I remember how the guys from Dewey had clean boots, where our boots were always dusty.I also remember one of our instructors would always describe to us in great…Continue

RTC Great Lakes Arrival

Started by Robert M Todaro Aug 7, 2013. 0 Replies

My Recollection.Feb. 1967.  Cold, and getting colder!  What a strange time.I screwed up the 'stenciling" of my raincoat royally.Company 103. MM1 Howell.  We were known as "Howell's Angels.  Mr.…Continue

finally; beginning to see some hope!!! Camp Moffett

Started by ALLEN GRAY LLOYD. Last reply by JOHN ALFRED GRABOWICZ Sep 18, 2011. 1 Reply

  For several months I have been trying to locate any discussion pertaining to Camp Moffett, Great Lakes, I entered recruit training there in Jan. 1965. Oh, it was sooooo COLD.!! Would be great to…Continue

camp moffat

Started by francis mickey doyle Jun 18, 2011. 0 Replies

on 2/15/1963 i entered the rtc,coldest place i have been in my life,i remember the guys from "mickey mouse co." yelling at us to turn around and go home.moffat was the only part of boot camp i…Continue

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Comment by Barry Gluck on January 13, 2019 at 10:55pm

I was at Moffett from mid august to oct of 68. Was a "pusher" when we did calisthenics and my CC was Casimar Sobaluski (spelling?). I remember one time while we were doing pushups, as I walked among the squids making sure they were 'working hard',  I saw this heavy set guy who couldn't do more than 10. He was really struggling and I felt sorry for him and stood in front of him so the CC wouldn't see him. No biggy, but I always remembered that. Also remember a fellow recruit named Charles Lamb who jumped out of a window and killed himself landing on the clothes lines hanging outside.

Comment by Emmet Molloy on April 16, 2018 at 9:27am

I was there in September of 1965. It was very crowded then due to the number of recruits being trained. The enlistment numbers were high due to the Vietnam War. We were processed out of Boot Camp early due to this. I was in company 426. 

Comment by Norman Atwater HTCS on July 22, 2014 at 7:42pm

John my brother Don Atwater served on the Radford as a EM about the time you were on there also know a Jim Jeffrey a MM was there with him i keep in touch with Jeff he is in San Diego      Norn

Comment by John W Ladendorf on July 22, 2014 at 7:01pm

Went to Moffat 8/16/67,Co 413 C/C Daginess MM/C. I saw through the sych. right away,never said a word or got out of line.Upon grad C/C said who the ____ are you.Said I was in the company,he just shaked his head.Went to BT A School there,froze my ass off and got a tin can out of Pearl.USS Radford DD 446.To much Tonken Gulf for me.Left 71 BT 2

Comment by Edward A. Blumberg on May 26, 2014 at 11:15am

I remember Camp Barry and Dewey but forget what the rotation was after Moffett. Anyone ever live in Camp Lawrence after 1965?

Comment by michael kerkes on May 25, 2014 at 2:42pm
Porter was real new in 62 camp moffett ww2 wood baracks real fire traps dont know about a tunnel did they still have obslete 14pound drill pices sometimes 3yr makes a difference
Comment by Edward A. Blumberg on May 25, 2014 at 2:32pm

Arrived at Moffett on & Aug. 1965. was not sure what to expect. Turned out OK though. Went from Moffett to Camp Lawrence way down the tracks!!!! We actually "christened" this dump as it was not used since WW2. 3 solid days of work to get the place livable. From there we went to Camp Porter. That was the best.  Anyone remember the "tunnel"?  Company 374 members PLEASE respond.

Comment by michael kerkes on May 11, 2014 at 12:52pm
Maybe GL was so much fun makes me wont to ho back lol ha ha
Comment by Steve Rutkowski on May 11, 2014 at 10:55am

Michael.. You were probably one of those guys who told me that I'd be sorry. :o)

Comment by michael kerkes on May 11, 2014 at 9:39am
Steve we wete there at the same time june 62- 10sept 62 company 257

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