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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  • George H. Gardner

    Manny, your dates are wrong or your Presidents are. JFK was assassinated 22 Nov 1963. In 1965 it was LBJ. The Kennedy shooting was a very shaky time. We thought it might have been done by the Soviets. They were in Cuba at that time. We were ready to go, but the call ever came. Went to Nam in June of 65 with 1/9

  • Manny Lopez

    June 1965, Plt 222 that’s when I graduated. spent a month at san onofre pulling mess duty. then home on leave. President kennedy paid us a visit at MCRD to watch our training at various place.He inspected us in our quanset hut and even shook hands with my buddy. Bad news when he got assinated, The base commander gave us the rest of the day off . We were all in shock. Went back last year for the first time since I left boot camp. served with 3/3 and 1/9 last duty station after nam was the reception center at Cherry Point, NC. I was the NCOIC of the center. lots of memories, lots of friends, Semper FI

  • Adam Reed

    Nice to see a fellow 2/3 Devil Dog on these pages! I graduated from MCRDSD in May of 1999 though, and was with 2/3 from 1999-2003. Did a few overseas deployments, a few RIMPACs and a combat deployment. Got med boarded out after 10 years in 2009 after getting injured in Iraq. I remember every unit I ever served with, but the time I spent with 2/3 always stands out as the best of times and the worst of times. I miss those guys. Semper Fi!

  • Sgt Mike Lefort

    We had maintenance duty also after returning from the rifle range. Myself and two other boots were given the weed whacking job; along the fence line next to the golf course. For that week we were assigned to the saltiest old Gunny I’ve ever seen, he treated us like Marines and we worked our asses off pulling weeds; there was no shortage of them. He took us to see the Silent Drill Team when they came to do their thing at MCRD. Totally awesome! Our SDI saw us at the performance and when we returned to the squad bay the Gunny went into the duty hut and told our SDI, “Staff Sergeant it was my idea to take your recruits to the SDT today, please don’t punish them as they were following my orders.” We dodged the bullet on that one, but we knew we’d get it twice for our next screwup.

  • Joseph Daily

    We graduated oct 1963. We went to a graduation oct 2013. They rolled out the red carpet. 7 showed. We stayed at old town inn. They cater to mcrd graduations. Had a sgt. Meet us at gate and provide a tour. Contact CG secretary at MCRD

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