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Blue Jackets Choir, San Diego Recruit Training Command

Searching for all members of The Blue Jackets Choir while attending Boot Camp at San Diego RTC

Veterans: 44
Latest Activity: Apr 23

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BJC Feb 1968

Started by frank reams. Last reply by Roy H. Scott Mar 31. 4 Replies

Greetings all.  I entered San Diego boot camp the last week of Jan 1968.  I moved into the BLJ they had not long retgurned from tge Hollywood trip where they recorded the record.  Does anyone have a…Continue

bluejacket choir 1967

Started by frank b. mccullough. Last reply by Gary Wayne Bible Jul 2, 2016. 1 Reply

I saw the photo that John Vaclav posted and it really looked familiar.  Then I saw the date.I also graduated boot in Sept 67 but was in section 4, I believe one week behind John.  Anyway,am adding my…Continue

new to this group

Started by Rick Sullins. Last reply by L. Michael Barney Aug 8, 2015. 6 Replies

Glad we called it a choir back then... truly was ! I was in BJC in April/May 1969 ... Trying to find any recording of our voices from that time frame or in general from the 1960's or early 70's ...…Continue

FORT ALLEN PONCE 1970-1972

Started by HARRY L RASMUSSEN JR. Last reply by William Mahodil Mar 18, 2010. 2 Replies

I was stationed at Fort Allen from Jan 1970 to Jan 1972 as a Radioman. It being somewhat of a small base one got to know most everyone. I remember that the chow hall was the tops at this base and…Continue

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Comment by Martin A Brent on April 23, 2018 at 2:09pm

Someone who heard me singing in the shower after sentry duty (when I thought no-one else was up) suggested that I should join the Blue Jackets' Choir.  This was in March 1958 and my Company # was 177. What I liked most about our off base performances was being invited to lunch by one or another family of a church we sang at.  Oh yes, I was a baritone, but sometimes sang base parts.

The picture of the USS 'Never Sail' reminded me of classes we had inside her and from where I was more than once sent ahead as "chow runner".  Once an officer in a car clocked me and commented: "Nice going, sailor; 10 MpH!". 
Boy did I feel honored, especially that he called me 'sailor' when I was still just a 'lower than whale sh*t' recruit!

Comment by Louis E. Washington on April 18, 2018 at 8:06pm

Eternal%20Father%20BJC%201971.mp3

I was digging around in the basement today and found a bunch of old LP records. In the middle of the batch I came across my recording of the Blue Jacket Choir from 1971. I've attached a sample for your listening pleasure. The director during my tour was John Williams and the organist was James Hansen. Enjoy!

Comment by Ricky L Covic on November 12, 2017 at 11:08pm
I entered boot in San Diego the first week of Sept 1975 as part of Co. 936. I enjoyed being in the Blue Jacket Choir. We sang for a Dinner of WW1 Flyers at The Harbor Island Sheraton, The Fighters and Hummers Ball ar Miramar Naval Air Station and a huge function at The Hotel Del Coronado. We were suppose to perform at one of the Charger games but I do not remember what happened that we did not get to go.
Comment by Timothy Shugart on March 18, 2017 at 10:36pm

Remember USS Recruit, or USS Never Sail.

Comment by Timothy Shugart on March 13, 2017 at 10:55pm

Sorry, don't think I'm in the pictures. May be in the group, but can't tell. Thank you for trying. Have to wait to get back to our house in Iowa. In Florida at the moment. Good to see the pictures of our BJC group. Thanks again!

Comment by Howard Boylin on March 13, 2017 at 8:58pm

On the section Top right

Comment by Howard Boylin on March 13, 2017 at 8:56pm

First tenor also ,I can't remember what section but have the pictures . I have the pictures on file and can send them to you . 

Comment by Timothy Shugart on March 13, 2017 at 8:30pm

Howard, that would be great. If you can find those pictures. The way it works, the sooner I would get the pictures from someone else, the sooner I would find mine. Thanks in advance, for your help. What did you sing? Base, baritone, first or second tenor? I was 1st tenor.

Comment by Howard Boylin on March 13, 2017 at 7:02pm

Tim , We were in at the same time , You look very familiar and I'm sure we knew each other. One night we marched to the Captain Kidd and sang for Captain Lockwood .E-mail me at budnsue71@yahoo .com and I'll send the group and my section pictures . mall world

Comment by Timothy Shugart on March 13, 2017 at 5:24pm

Was apart of BJC Jan. 68 to Mar. 68. Was lucky enough to go to Hollywood to make our recording (record) there. I still have the record, but can't locate my pictures of the choir or my grad section. I know I have them "safely" stored in a location easy to find, if I could find that location!? I went on to MM school, then Nuclear schools, became a "frigin'" Nuc, then a submariner MM1SS, then a mustang officer, probably because I could walk and chew gum at the same time...sometimes. l retired as a Commander after 26 years. The BJC will always be one of my memorable times of my Navy career.

 

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