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3rd Battalion Barracks At PI

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I would like to send a photo and brief description of the old 3rd Bat. barracks at Parris Island that are being torn down. I was there two weeks ago, they are partially demolished, the bricks are being preserved and sold by the base museum to raise funds. The barracks were used from 1960/61 until three years ago. A new Bat. area is located a short distance away. I took some pictures of the shells of these buildings while standing on the old parade deck, many memories came to me there in the silence. Thought many old 3rd Bat. Marines would like to see what has happened to the barracks. I was there in 1961, they were brand new, and jokingly referred to as Disneyland by the 1st and 2nd Bats.

B.R. Whipple, Sgt

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John Senski - April 25, 2022

I was there 3/68 to 5 /68 platoon 330 senior DI staff sergeant Pierce

Scott Sims - March 25, 2022

Platoon 3093, graduated 2 November, 2001. Senior Drill Instructor Staff Sergeant Ryan Hermance, Drill Instructor Sergeant Carl Myers, Drill Instructor Sergeant Jonathon Borders.

Michael Headlee - March 21, 2022

Does anyone have anymore photos? I was there Nov 4 2004 Lima Co. Anyone else?

Gene - November 16, 2021

Plt 373, July ’75 – Oct ’75. For some reason I find this a very sad sight.

Gary Murphy - October 31, 2021

Looking for anybody that was in Platoon 321 IN 1961 DRILL INSTRUCTORS GY STERLING AND SGT HARTWELL.

Frank Draper - October 23, 2021

Thanks Sgt. Whipple. Was there from right before Thanksgiving 1960 til March 1961. Caught pneumonia half through (Plt 3004) and had to be recycled to Plt 3006. Anybody remember Senior DI Ssgt Beauchamp and Sgt Moreau in 3004 and Gsgt Stehling and Ssgt Carroll in 3006? Actually saw a Marine drummed out of the Corps (we turned our backs on him) on the parade field, until Gen Shoup outlawed it. Remember having guard duty Christmas eve night 1960 and hearing carols from the main post. Thanks for the memories after 60 years.

Ronald Hoxsie - July 27, 2021

Was there in 1983..3rd Bat I Co
Home sweet home..thumping 3rd

Lance Mason - July 20, 2021

Shannon Silleman, my dad was there in 3rd Battalion in February 61 to May 61. Platoon 310, I have his platoon book if I could help you any way, let me know.

Lance Mason - July 20, 2021

Shannon Silleman, my dad was there in 3rd Battalion in February 61 to May 61. Platoon 310, I have his platoon book if I could help you any way, let me know.

Shannon Silleman - July 14, 2021

I am looking to find the platoon number for a platoon in 3rd recruit training battalion that trained from Feb 1st 1961 to around May 5th 1961. If anyone knows anything it would be of great help. I also know the Marines name I am asking about.

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