3rd Bn Huts

3rd Bn Huts

I enclosed a photo, don’t remember who took it, or where the camera came from, the day we “finished” P.I. 29 December 1958. No graduation, etc. Note the 3rd Bn huts… I’m in the middle of the photo, the handsome, squared away one…

Will always remember hearing Sgt Baggett yelling “347”, we screamed the reply “347”, then “GET OUTSIDE!”

Bill Mc Dermott
Health to our friends,
Confusion to our enemies.

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10 comments


  • Cartwright

    Platoon 346 , July of 1961 ! Wheaton , Sr DI , Brady & Felder Jr’s , Ain’t it funny how those names are stuck in our heads ?


  • CLARENCE LEE FELTON

    I WAS IN PLATOON 361 3RD BATTALION 3RD FSR IN NOV DEC 1958 AND JAN 1959 ANY THERE AT THAT TIME CONTACT ME ALSO
    OUR JR DRILL INST WAS SGT WHITE AND SGT BISCOFF OUR SNR DRILL INST WERE SGT WILLIS AND SGT PRYOR.


  • Cpl Jerry Simmerman

    I was in Platoon 389. Receiving barracks in December 1959. I remember those huts well. Semper Fi always. 1959-1963 active, res until Dec. 1965.


  • Chuck Baker

    I guess Im the young one, Plt 395 3rd Battalion Oct – Dec 1973. I called Parris Island to purchase for one of the bricks from the OLD 3rd Battalion barracks. Was told there’s a year long list for a brick. So you 3rd Batttalion Marines if you want a brick you need to call the museum and get on the list. How times have changed. Semper Fi.


  • Gene Lang

    Bill, I was in Plt.189 ,June/Sept. 1956 3rd bat. Noted in the picture you submitted that the door behind the leading Marine has been reworked. Now what can you think could have been going on behind that door at some point that required it to be reworked? Some p olitical correctness maybe? Or did PC exist back then? G


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