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RTC San Diego

Started by Larry Steven Anderson. Last reply by David De Rooy Nov 17, 2018. 16 Replies

RTC/NTC SAN DIEGO COMPANY 270

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RTC San Diego Company 788 1968

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Comment by Adrian Hernandez on December 20, 2008 at 8:16pm
I went through from Jan-March 1968 (072). I remember the pool training. Where you had to inflate your trousers to make a floatation device. Also the gas chamber where we had gas masks that were old with cracks and the tear gas got into your eyes anyway LOL! And the dreaded fire fighting school. That was scary. The A range where we fired M-1 rifles. Those weapons were heavy. Seems I remember that when loading your weapon, you pushed in the clip and got your thumb outta there in a hurry. And finally, I heard at that time, so many recruits were going through, that the new enlistees were waiting in surrounding motels waiting to start new companies. Those were some times to be sure.
Comment by Tom Totoris on December 4, 2008 at 4:33pm
Pushed six conmpanies forom 1986 - 1989. Wasn';t a bad tour once I accepted the fact I was there even if I didn't want to go there.
Made SCPO there and probably a factor in making MCPO later on.

Tom Totoris
USN 71 - 97 ret
Comment by Larry Edgar on October 16, 2008 at 2:59pm
Company 184, 1973 here. End of June thru the end of August. I too was an RPO, Religious PO - not quite sure how I ended up with that!?!?
 

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