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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: 48
Latest Activity: Sep 5

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BJC Feb 1968

Started by frank reams. Last reply by Roy H. Scott Mar 31, 2018. 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 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.

Comment by Louis E. Washington on July 27, 2016 at 12:03pm

Hey Guys, Check out my slick new genuine BJC Tat! 

Comment by Louis E. Washington on November 11, 2015 at 12:58pm

Happy Veterans Day to all my BJC brothers!

Comment by Steven Strehle on August 8, 2015 at 3:49pm

Comment by Steven Strehle on August 8, 2015 at 3:48pm

Comment by Steven Strehle on August 8, 2015 at 3:43pm

Louis E. Washington,

You are welcome.  From BJC San Diego it was on to NATTC Glynco, GA for Air Controlman A School.  From there to the USS Enterprise CVA(N)-65.  While there I hooked up with a buddy from the BJC, William Kruger, who was a Photographer.  Good times.  Liberty with Bill, in Hong Kong, was a blast!

Comment by Louis E. Washington on August 8, 2015 at 2:46pm

Steven Strehle - Thanks brother! Hard to believe I could have forgotten this. I appreciate your sharing it. I love your story about singing it at graduation. 

Comment by L. Michael Barney on August 8, 2015 at 1:38pm

Someone sent me a recording of the BJC singing, and I have since gotten a new PC and can't find that music.  Does anyone have such a recording?  I was a member Feb 67 to May 67.

Comment by Steven Strehle on August 4, 2015 at 6:38pm

Louis E. Washington asked a question a while back about the BJC verse to the Navy Hymn.  Sorry, I have not checked this site in a while.  I still sing it in the shower, on occasion.  When we sang in front of the assembled parents, etc. at my graduation the RCPO tried to cut us off, but we sang the last verse anyway.

Fraternal Brother raise your song of pride and truth and friendship strong.

May God be with us as we sing the spirit of our Heavenly King.

Blue Jacket forever reign, and may God bless our glad refrain.  Amen.

 

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