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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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Cartwright - July 13, 2020

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 - July 13, 2020

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 - July 13, 2020

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 - July 13, 2020

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 - July 13, 2020

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

Judge Roy Mater - July 13, 2020

as was also in 349 ,,,Mater, J. R.

Kenneth Grant - July 13, 2020

I was in P.I 1958 platoon 303 sgt L.W.Watson and SSgt W.R.Connell and SGT W.H. MILLER.iN those quonset huts.

Howard Raines - July 13, 2020

I was in Plt 349… S/Sgt Freestone was our Sr D I … Sgt Sponnenberg and S/SDevorak 2 of our D I’s… July 1961

jerry powers - July 13, 2020

we had buildings like this but we called them hutces or huts. 2/8 marines. 1972. may god bless you. dont remember how i got back to usa. thank you docs for your help. parris peace accords was a month later. was in hosptal in march. things were good and bad. stayed there till june 20,1973. was retired july 17, 1973. wanted to stay but had to go. thanks to all the marines, navy, and air force. i made it home. praise god. thank you everyone very much. was hard for my children and wife. thank you for your contiued help and your sarifices. may god bless and most of all thank you jesus for saving me and my family and friends.

Richard L. Wright - July 13, 2020

I was in Plt 332, 3rdBat, June 1959. Remember those Quonset huts well. My Sr DI, K A Jones was KIA in Nam around 1968. I was release from active duty May 1963, having extended one year for duty aboard the USS Intrepid.

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