Hey Marines! I Need Some Help

Hey Marines! I Need Some Help

Hey, SgtGRIT readers and contributors! I need some help. You and SgtGRIT helped me out before with my first book. Now I’m looking for more funny, true boot camp stories that you either experienced yourself or witnessed. I would love to hear from some Women Marines as well this time. Also, I’m sure there are some ex-Drill Instructors among you that could share some pretty funny stories. If you’re willing to contribute stories (yes, more than one can be used) please include your date of enlistment, duty station (PI or SD) and your bootcamp picture if available.

Semper Fi
Jim Barber
USMC
March 6, 1958

Sgt Grit wants to hear from you! Leave your comments below or submit your own story!

23 comments


  • BRENDAN MCCARRON 1st MAW DANANG 1966 68.

    BARBER HAVE YOU EVER SHAVED WITH A BUCKET OVER YOUR HEAD? TRY IT. DO YOU KNOW HOW TO GET RID OF LICE ON YOUR BALLS? SHAVE ONE SIDE THEN SET THE OTHER SIDE ON FIRE AND STAB THEM WITH AN ICEPICK AS THEY FLEE. PRINT THAT. DO YOU KNOW WHATS LOWER THAN WHALE SHIT NOTHING BECAUSE IT’S ON THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN. PRINT THAT. IN MY 3YEARS 2 MONTHS AND 11 DAYS IN THE MARINES I NEVER SAW A WOMAN MARINE. I GUESS YOU WANT TO BE POLITICALLY CORRECT AND SELL MORE COPIES. LOVE TO HEAR THEIR STORYS. SEND THEM TO US WHEN YOU GET THEM VIA SGT GRIT. BYE THE WAY WHAT IS THE TITLES OF YOUR BOOKS??. THESE MARINES STORIES ARE GREAT. THANKS FOR THE LAUGHS MARINES. JIM JOIN THE MARINES AND YOU WILL GET YOUR OWN STORY TO PRINT.


  • Jim Barber

    Daniel, please forward this story to me, including your date of enlistment and boot camp picture if you have it, to bootcampstories4@gmail.com.


  • Jim Barber

    Gio, please send this story to me, including your name, date of enlistment, platoon number and duty station, to bootcampstories4@gmail.com. Thanks


  • Daniel Miller

    Dan Miller Plt.3105, SD 1974. One night when we were participating in free time, two of our D.I.’s were in the duty hut when D.I. Sgt. Brundage walked in and started talking to them. All of a sudden I heard “Sir, Pvt. Miller, Eye eye Sir!. I dropped my boots and ran to the duty hut, pounded on the hatch and reported “Sir, Pvt. Miller reporting as ordered Sir”. The was a brief moment of silence from the D.I.’s until one of them yelled “Who’s that!” Again I reported in the appropriate manner. Then Sgt. Thymes yelled “Get in here!” I entered the duty hut and saw all three of the D.I.’s looking at me and asking me who ordered me to the duty hut. I replied “Sir, the private heard the guide call the privates name so the private reported to the duty hut, Sir!” Sgt. Thymes then ordered the guide into the duty hut and asked him what was going on. The guide told him “Sir, The guide heard Drill Instructor Sgt. Brundage say that he needed to get layed tonight so I called Pvt. Miller’s name!” The look on Sgt. Brundages face was priceless and Sgt.’s Thymes and Parrish executed a perfect about face and stood there and laughed silently but you could see them vibrating. Sgt. Thymes then did another about face and ordered me out of the duty hut. I don’t think anything happened to the guide but he did stay in there for a few minutes counting.


  • Jim Barber

    Dick, send me this story and include your date of enlistment, platoon number, duty station and boot camp picture to bootcampstories4@gmail.com


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