I Learned In The Marine Corps

I Learned In The Marine Corps

L to R, Holland, Meadows (RIP), Adcock and Kennedy singing “Folsom Prison Blues” on board LPH8, USS Valley Forge (RIP), Jan. ’68. Holland had received that scotch in the mail and we were feeling pretty darn good. Kennedy and I just spent a week touring Civil War battlefields in VA, MD and PA. As Zell Miller, former Georgia governor and senator, said: “Everything I needed to know I learned in the Marine Corps!”

Semper Fi,
Bob Adcoc

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7 comments


  • v

    I was aboard the USS Proteus sub-tender 1968/1969 before that F/2/9 3rd mardivision.Semper Fi my fellow sea going bell hops.LBWebster.


  • L/cpl Nick Vozzella

    Was on the Valley Forge for FMF phase in ’63 to ’64, Blt 3/7 was on the LPH Iwo Jima Memory is a little foggy sometimes…51yrs ago


  • L/cpl Nick Vozzella

    I was on the Valley Forge in 1965 Blt 3/7 for Operation Starlite


  • L/cpl Nick Vozzella

    I was on the Valley Forge in 1965 Blt 3/7 for Operation Starlite


  • Dan Swan

    BLT 1/3 was the Valley Forge and Navarro in 1962


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