Camp Hauge

Camp Hauge

I was stationed at Camp Hauge in 1958-59. The camp was right across the street from Camp Kinser. Our sport teams were called the Royals. Kinser’s were called the Streaks. The town outside the base was Chibana; however, you had to tell the cab driver you were going to Napunja. The current pro-basketball player with the Celtics (traded from the Jazz), Gordon Hayward’s grandfather was also stationed there at the time. He was also Gordon Hayward. He drove a truck that supplied the Marine EM clubs with booze.
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  • Howard Hada

    Somewhere in my photo collection (maybe even in some 8mm movies), I have photos/movies of APA’s with their screws in the air…I was on an old LPH and our compartment was in the stern…I remember trying to fall asleep…..and tossing and turning all night long….

  • Sgt. John T. Lefker

    I was there in 55 & 56. I was at that time in How Company 3rd Batt. 9th Marines. No longer exist. When we got there we stayed in Quonset huts up north. Mud, mud walked on skids to get from one hut to another especially during rainy season. Later on we moved to Sukiran and shared the base with the Army. We had our own kitchen and cooks in each barracks. Great duty back then. We had Cinderella liberty had to be back by midnight.

  • Paul Lindner, Cpl E-4 1959-1963

    I walked through that gate many times. I was at Hauge from 6-60 through 7-61, with HQ-4-12. I was a 2533 CW radioman. That MOS is long obsolete now. Big Red Ebert was our 1st Sgt. Deployed to Camp Fuji Japan twice for live-fire exercises. One of the things that I remember from that time was when they drummed a guy out of the Corps. The entire battalion assembled while the prisoner was led out, charges were read against him (I believe he had killed an Okinawan prostitute while drunk). Then the drummer gave a drum roll, the command was given to the battalion “About Face”, and the entire battalion turned their back on him as he was led away. I believe he was going to Leavenworth. We came home on the USNS Billy Mitchell, and as luck would have it I was one of the people picked to be brig chasers for 13 prisoners who were going to either Portsmouth Brig or Leavenworth. They were all hard cases. Life was good at Hauge, the locals did all the dirty work around the camp, mess duty, garbage detail, etc, We lived in Quonset huts. The EM club was great too. Camp Hauge doesn’t exist any more.

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