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2nd Battalion Barracks

2nd Battalion Barracks

In regards to the posting in the newsletter of April 6th. The writer that stated that in 1959 that 2nd Battalion barracks were brick. I went through Parris Island recruit training in January, February, and March of 1966 (Platoon 215). The picture of my wife and myself was taken in from of my barracks on the windy graduation day of 9 March 1966. As you can see from the picture, the barracks of 2nd Battalion were wood with what appeared to be either wood or asbestos siding.

Also, as to Yellow Footprints. After being herded off of the bus around midnight and into Receiving while being yelled and screamed at the entire time, there could have been yellow, red, purple or any other color footprints on the deck, and I don’t think anyone getting off of that bus would have noticed them.

Semper Fi,
Cpl Bob Mauney
RVN 1966/1967

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SSgt Joe Anderson - July 14, 2022

I went through PI 1963 Sep to Dec platoon 283 second battalion. We went on the second floor of the old wood barracks.

Hammer - July 11, 2020

PI winter of 79/80.. 2nd BN. Wooden barracks were used for receiving. When the full platoon was picked up by our DIs, we moved across the street to our brick barracks. View from second floor was looking over the parade deck, reviewing stand, memorial, etc…. I distntly recall the sunken heads and the bayonet scars in the wood work of the old receiving barracks. Also, our series was a 3 platoon series instead of four. PLT 2005, D Co., 2nd Bn

Joe Williams - July 11, 2020

I was in platoon 262 Aug to Nov 1960. wooden barracks,don”t remember footprints, could be because i was scared to death. Best 4 years of my life. Those years formed my life. gave me a work ethic that is still there to this day. Semper Fi brothers.

Mike Munro - July 11, 2020

I was in Plt. 279 From March 67′ thru May. My personal opinion of this Blog is there seems to be a conflict as to whether it’s Sandiago California or PI Sc. When I was in boot camp, all barracks were wood from with asbestos siding and at the rifle range, they were all brick. The yellow foot prints were obvious because of obvious instruction to place your feet on them. Some time in the 90’s I went back and they were all brick. The only time I saw quonset huts was at Camp Pendleton in October 67′ before going to ‘Nam.

Roger Craft - July 11, 2020

I was in plt 153 Jul, Aug, Sep of 1961. 1st and 2nd Bn were both in wood barracks. 3rd Bn was in brick. SSgt Ball, SSgt Tracy, and SSgt Tafao were our DI’s. Went back about 3 yrs ago, went to the Museum and was told I better go visit the old barracks because they were being torn down the next week. My old barracks was still there and brought back a ton of memories. Glad I got to see it before it was torn down.

Cpl. Edward Garrett. Plt 65 - July 11, 2020

This 80 year Marine was in wooden barracks in 1954. Jan – apr. no oohraah bull rap just SEMPER Fi and sands of Iwo Jima with John Wayne movies when we deserved it.loved it. SEMPER Fi MARINES.

Kenneth Coffey Sgt 1951-1960 - July 11, 2020

I was at Parris Island January 1951 Plt 25 we stayed in tents on rifle range small stove for heat bitterly cold From there to Camp Pendleton stayed in Quonset huts Tent Camp 2

Cpl D M Lanz - July 11, 2020

I hope to visit PI again in August of 2018, that will make 50 years since I was in 1015 wooden barracks.

Cpl Joe Matyasik - July 11, 2020

I went through PI boot camp in June-August 1964 and was in 1st Bn PLT 150, we were top side in wooden barracks. The only brick buildings were at the rifle range and 3rd Bn “Disneyland”. The swamps were in our backyard behind were we washed our clothes. It was a long, hot & humid summer but it prepared us for our amphibious landing the following August in South Vietnam.

CPL Jim Baird - July 11, 2020

I went through boot camp OCT 76 in 2nd Bn PLT 2000. I was also stationed on on PI from 1977 through 1979. The old wood baracks were still standing in 2nd BN as receiving for new recruits and in weapons BN as CCP and PCP. All the training baracks were brick during that time. I went back to PI for my sons graduation in 2000 and all of the wooden baracks were gone.

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