Going To Write The CG of MCRD San Diego

Going To Write The CG of MCRD San Diego

Our reunion, 3/3 Viet Nam era, was in San Diego a couple weeks ago. Of course we went to a Friday Graduation. Afterwards we had a few moments so I wanted to see if the EGA on the base theater was as shinny as I left in Dec 1965. You see our PLT. drew maintenance duty instead of Mess duty. For a whole week I was assigned the job of shining that EGA. Well sadly I must report that it has not been kept up. A matter I am going to write the CG of base about.


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  • John Keawe

    I was one of those guys who got caught sneaking a gaze at an aircraft taking off from Lindbergh during close order drill. My Senior DI, SSgt Cabat, shoves his face into mine, points at the plane and says, “Go chase it!” Boy did I thrash for that one. Ooh rah! John K. PLT 2001 MCRD San Diego Mar 1982.

  • Daniel Miller

    Plt. 3105 9/’74-12/’74: Our Plt Commander, Sgt. Thames (Pronounced: Times) was drilling us one fine day out on the grinder when one of the many airliners took off. It was right when the jet engines were really loud and he gave a column movement. Well the front half of the platoon didn’t hear the command but the back half did. Sgt. Thames could be heard yelling and we all looked around and saw the platoon in complete disarray! He hollered ” what the F#@# are you people trying to do!!!” We told him that we didn’t hear the command. Right then, another jet was taking off and he got so pissed off that he turned in the direction of the jet, started yelling at the jet and then threw his sword at it! Boy was he mad. He picked up his sword and let the other two DI’s finish drilling us. What memories:)

  • Ronald Allsbury

    I graduated boot camp in 63 paltoon 220 went to radio school in Pendleton then went to 1 4 in Hawaii good duty but expensive. Then we deployed to Chu Lai V.N. spent 13 months there . Upon returning to the states went to Camp Lejeune .

  • Sgt. A. Barry Hoelscher (ret)

    I was in Plt. 8, MCRD San Diego, 16 January 1946. The planes taking off from Lindbergh Field got the attention of several boots. This usually resulted in the D.I. (Sgt Findley or Corp. Morrison) to give the offender several whacks on their pith helmut (yes, we wore pitch helmets) with a swagger stick driving the helmet down on the boots forehead and leaving a mean scratch when the screw pin on the glode and anchor emblem cut into the forehead. This treatment was usually drastic enough that there were few repeats.

  • Manny Lopez

    George, I started boot camp in March of 1963, Kennedy made his visit in May or June of 63. I did a month of mess duty after graduating. July I went on leave and back to san Mateo, camp Pendelton and reported to 2/1 H&S 81’s.Ken nedy got assassinated while in pendelton that Nov 63. Left for okie in Jan 65 and relieved 3/3 which we were designated, and the old 3/3 became the new 2/1. Landed in Chu Lai may 12 of 1965. transferred to 1/9 July to danang 1963.I hope this makes it clearer.

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