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

221 comments

Plt 3020 year book

Gary D Boyd,

I got a brick. It comes with a pic and a certification. 25 dollars. There January 1973

chuck,

Hello Lance Mason. If you ever check back on this comment site the Marine’s name is George Alvin Jr. Mest. Can you see if he is in the platoon book?

Shannon Silleman,

I was at P.I. July 25th thru Oct. 1, 1968. Platoon 3002. It was the best training and glad to join. Wish I had a brick.
Semper Fi,
Bill

William Sperko,

August-October 1988
3rd Bn H. Co Plt 3083
SRDI SSgt Svetlovicks
DI SSgt Rhodes
DI SSgt Feehan
DI Sgt Sturm
Graduated 26 OCT 1988

Doug Stidham,

3rd Battalion Lima 3092 Follow Serries Senior Drill Instructor Staff Sgt Steven R McNeill….Lethal Lima the house of pain Grad date October 2004

Hunter Robinson ,

Looking for plt. Book 366 1962

Donald Morris ,

Last company to occupy the old 3rd Battalion barracks. PLT 3058, Mike Co. May 2011-August 2011. Anyone by chance know how I could get a hold of a brick?

Erik Schieb,

Lethal Lima Co. Plt. 3068 S.D.I. Sgt Terry, Kill Hat Sgt. Hidlay, Drill Hat Sgt Deforge. 2008. Wouldve surely died if it werent for these men. Oorah!
p.s. Mothers of America damn near castrated boot camp, These men stated above went above and beyond what was “allowed” and necessary to insure we had adequate training and motivation.

J.C. Doles,

I just read the comments by Don Maurer regarding SDI Tadlock and Platoon 346 in July65. I started in that Platoon but at some point in the early days we had a vote on going SOP vs the Marine way. Initially they said if one guy voted SOP that would be the way. At the end of the process there was only one Pvt that voted SOP. I voted SOP and volunteered to inform the SDI. He told me I would be sent to Motivation and transferred into another platoon. Within. day I reconsidered and said I would stay without SOP. SDI Tadlock said OK but a day later SDI Tadlock told me I was going to Motivation Platoon the next day and to prepare Field Transport Pack. I requested Mast. He said I could request it at Motivation and to pack my gear. I said No, and I was placed under arrest and two Pvts were ordered to guard me.
Later that day I was standing at attention at near the DI House Two of the Jr DIs were having a conversation behind me. DI conversation for my benefit. “Got the car out back?” ‘Yep”. “We can cut his legs and arms off and spread the body parts in. the swamp” “They will never find it” Tadlock called a Pvt up with his weapon. Tadlock took the weapon, opened the bolt, took a round out of his pocket, put the round in the chamber, and closed the bolt. Tadlock then handed the loaded rifle back to the recruit and told him he was going to execute me. Me, at age 17 thought they were just trying to scare me, I hoped.
Three Ready, Aim, Fire orders were given with the M14 muzzle aroun 12 inches from the center of my chest. The Private holding the rifle was extremely upset but would not pull the trigger. After the third order SDI Tadlock grabbed the Pvt’s hand and the rifle went click, and Tadlock yelled Damn Misfire, get the poison. I was shown a bottle with a skull and crossbones, and POISON on. the label and I was ordered to drink it. When I refused they grabbed my head, covered my eyes, forced my mouth open, and poured liquid in. I had used mouthwash before so I knew it wasn’t poison. I realized later the round in the chamber was a dummy round.
I went to motivation, did the forced march, had heat stroke, went to the hospital, had 106 temperature, got packed in ice. Went back to talk to the Series Commander, 1st Lt. Wydo and was assigned to Platoon 344, SDI Miller, DIs Cpl PW Gigler, Cpl Devane with lessons learned.

George M Conway,

I just read the comments by Don Maurer regarding SDI Tadlock and Platoon 346 in July65. I started in that Platoon but at some point in the early days we had a vote on going SOP vs the Marine way. Initially they said if one guy voted SOP that would be the way. At the end of the process there was only one Pvt that voted SOP. I voted SOP and volunteered to inform the SDI. He told me I would be sent to Motivation and transferred into another platoon. Within. day I reconsidered and said I would stay without SOP. SDI Tadlock said OK but a day later SDI Tadlock told me I was going to Motivation Platoon the next day and to prepare Field Transport Pack. I requested Mast. He said I could request it at Motivation and to pack my gear. I said No, and I was placed under arrest and two Pvts were ordered to guard me.
Later that day I was standing at attention at near the DI House Two of the Jr DIs were having a conversation behind me. DI conversation for my benefit. “Got the car out back?” ‘Yep”. “We can cut his legs and arms off and spread the body parts in. the swamp” “They will never find it” Tadlock called a Pvt up with his weapon. Tadlock took the weapon, opened the bolt, took a round out of his pocket, put the round in the chamber, and closed the bolt. Tadlock then handed the loaded rifle back to the recruit and told him he was going to execute me. Me, at age 17 thought they were just trying to scare me, I hoped.
Three Ready, Aim, Fire orders were given with the M14 muzzle aroun 12 inches from the center of my chest. The Private holding the rifle was extremely upset but would not pull the trigger. After the third order SDI Tadlock grabbed the Pvt’s hand and the rifle went click, and Tadlock yelled Damn Misfire, get the poison. I was shown a bottle with a skull and crossbones, and POISON on. the label and I was ordered to drink it. When I refused they grabbed my head, covered my eyes, forced my mouth open, and poured liquid in. I had used mouthwash before so I knew it wasn’t poison. I realized later the round in the chamber was a dummy round.
I went to motivation, did the forced march, had heat stroke, went to the hospital, had 106 temperature, got packed in ice. Went back to talk to the Series Commander, 1st Lt. Wydo and was assigned to Platoon 344, SDI Miller, DIs Cpl PW Gigler, Cpl Devane with lessons learned.

George M Conway,

I was there in platoon 371 May-July 1967. Saw a comment from Mike McCrary we were in the same platoon.

tim jamerson,

My platoon #325, March 5 1960 was the very first recruit platoon to use these brand new barracks. Sr. DI SSGT M.D. Alexander. Jr. DI SSGT J.J Demsey, J.r D.I Sgt Cooper. Best experience of my life.

Bob Blitz,

I was there in October 69 Platoon 3057 Robinson my senior So many memories. We left a lot of boys there when we out posted in Dec.

Frank R Lato,

I was in K Company.
9/7/67-11/10/67
Two tours-Vietnam

Ken Murray,

Wow! Long, line of memories! I am but one, “M Co” 3100 series 92’!

Pete Acker,

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