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Recruit Training Command, RTC Great Lakes


Recruit Training Command, RTC Great Lakes

Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes is located in Northern Chicago, Illinois

Veterans: 266
Latest Activity: May 21

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Comment by michael kerkes on November 19, 2017 at 10:26am
Company 257 june-sept 1962
Comment by chris keene on November 19, 2017 at 10:18am
Looking for my company commander Ben Christian,company 070 March of 1974!
Comment by Benny Iannuzzelli on October 1, 2017 at 10:58pm

I was in company 363 October 71 till December 71

Comment by Robert White on September 12, 2017 at 6:05pm

Looking for any shipmate from Triple Threat Hall of Fame Co 924, Grad from BC was on Aug 23,1985. Company commander was TMC Nordman from Gary,IN Company RPOC was Roger English from Boston.

Comment by Ken Estes on September 12, 2017 at 5:55pm

RTC Great Lakes mid-May 1956 to first of September 1956 Company 333, fresh out of high school-rural central Kansas.  Got signaled out when they ask for musicians.  I said Tuba and spent Wed-Thur evenings practice with the band and then on Saturday playing in the Graduation/review.   Our company one only one flag and that win were because so many had failed out or were in sick bay and everyone doing "extra duty--like the band, church choir, etc were called back.  I have always laughed about this and we were mostly a misfit company.  See several comments about how cold it was at G.L. in winter.  In summer 100-110 on the grinder, no air in the class rooms or barracks.    Anyone from 333 in 1956 feel free to contact me--although that far back many may not answer the roll call.

Comment by Carl L. Hagen on August 22, 2017 at 8:45am

I entered  GL  June 1967 company 265. Was told that only 10% of company would stay passed their first enlistment. I did 20. Any other sailors  from company 265 here? would like to connect been  over 50 years.

Comment by Robert Gregory Baker on June 13, 2017 at 7:03pm

thanks for the add ! is there anyone in here From Class 038 1980 ? started in Feb , Graduated in July 

Comment by George J. Sliney on February 22, 2017 at 11:28am

I arrived on Feb 5, 1968.  Was sent to the old barracks until they formed a company for us.  I had been living in NH and thought I was able to handle cold weather.  Great Lakes showed how cold a place can really be.  Graduated Apr 23, 1968.

Comment by Patrick Tormey on February 22, 2017 at 7:43am

NOV-69 Company 683

Comment by francis mickey doyle on June 28, 2016 at 7:05pm

co.69 2/14/1963 to may 1963. coldest damn place on earth.


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