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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: 252
Latest Activity: Jan 20

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Company 053 (1972)

Started by William Thomas Ditewig Sep 12, 2017. 0 Replies

Co. 299 RTC Great Lakes Ill.

Started by Daryl Clint Lynch Mar 1, 2017. 0 Replies

Boot camp

Started by Walter Zappa Sep 10, 2015. 0 Replies

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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.

Comment by hugh g. whiting on April 29, 2016 at 6:13pm

also arrived at glakes in 8 65. company 430.graduated around oct. 15. may have been the same day as co. 404 with james durst.

Comment by Wm. E. Gardner on April 29, 2016 at 6:04pm


Comment by James Durst on April 29, 2016 at 12:29am

This is where I received my first taste of military life.  I was here from 8/65 to 10/65, Co. 404.

Comment by Walter Zappa on September 18, 2015 at 12:29pm
1963 October grad in January
Comment by Walter Zappa on September 18, 2015 at 12:28pm
boot camp 1963
Comment by Michael D. McConnell on September 6, 2015 at 6:42am

June 1962 Co 265(?)


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