Finding Your Bunk Fun

I got to MCRD, Parris Island, 2nd Battalion, platoon 37, on April 27, 1955. True, the DI’s were tough and not as restricted as they are today. They were inclined to use some rather rough language and a physical reminder for emphasis. One of the fun things to do when it was time for lights out, was to have all the maggots march around the squad bay with the lights out, singing the Marine Corps hymn. Then came the order to get in the rack. What a madhouse it was, in the dark, trying to figure out where you were in the squad bay and to find your rack before the lights went on again. Some bumps and bloody noses were taken into the rack those nights. Fun and games, but all good memories. Semper Fi!
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21 comments


  • Joan Davis

    Thank you all for your service and sacrifice to and for our country.


  • LCpl Stone Jan Apr ’65 PI Plt 305

    I feel your pain on the unlocked foot locker. I had 2 cans of Gillete shave soap to clean. I would have been mad if I hadn’t been so stupid.


  • Ron Morse, Sgt

    I went thru the summer of 69, 2nd Bn, Plt 281, wooden two story barracks on Panama Street.


  • David Barber

    Yeah, They were the good ol’ days


  • BRENDAN MC CARRON. 1ST MAW DANANG VIETNAM. 1966-1968.

    BOB WE COMMUNICATED SOME YEARS BACK AFTER A STORY I SUBMITTED WAS PUBLISHED. BRENDAN MCCARRON 1ST MAW DANANG 66-68 HOW THE HELL ARE YOU DOING. THERE IS A SONG I LOVED AND RELATED TOO. IT WAS CALLED ” HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THE RAIN COMING DOWN ON A SUNNY DAY”. IT ALWAYS REMINDS ME OF THE RAIN COMING DOWN AND DOWN AND DOWN AT DANANG HUT AREA. WE WOULD SAIL AROUND THE HUT AREA ON PIECES OF FOAM FROM SHIPPING CONTAINERS. WHO SAYS THERE WAS NO FUN AND GAMES IN NAM. WHO NEEDS THE BEACH . THE ONLY THING MISSING WERE THE GIRLS IN BATHING SUITS. I SURE HOPE YOU ARE THE CORRECT BLISS. SEMPER FI BOB.


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