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Just thought I’d send this one for your album

Just thought I’d send this one for your album

My name is George Diehl. At the time of this photo, I was a Corporal and a squad leader…Battery I, 14th Marines, 4th Division. The picture was taken in 1982 at the Mountain Warfare School…located at that time in Pickle Meadows, California. I am the Marine standing near the tree with the sh*t eatin’ grin on my face. We had just run our asses off at about 8,000 feet elevation.

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Daniel Miller - April 6, 2020

I believe it was Pickle Meadows when we were there in ’76 for Mountain Warfare Training. Golf Co. 2/5. Had a great time. Gunny got a cold surprise when the fire watch woke him up at 0500 and there was about 3-5 inches of snow on the deck. He told the fire watch to let everyone sleep in for an extra hour because he didn’t want to be in the snow. Also had a HUGE bonfire one night until some clown threw a box o’ blanks in the fire and they cooked off. Needless to say, that was the end of the fire that night. Semper Fi!

Bob Smithey - April 6, 2020

Enjoyed mountain warfare here back when there were iron men and wooden ships. Went thru POW training with some Mormons. Their silk underwear had a religious meaning. The aggressors had “Hell” stripping the Mormons from their underwear.

Leon Charles - April 6, 2020

I was a Sgt with Battery I , 14th Marines , 4th Division in 82. I also have a picture of my squad at probably the same elevation -except there was still snow around the tree – Semper fi Marine – same ground, same unit, same time

Larry Beyette - April 6, 2020

I believe we were there at the same time!
Do you remember how much snow we got that week?
eodbeyette@yahoo.com

BRENDAN MCCARRON 1st MAW DANANG 66. 68. - April 6, 2020

WHAT NO FEMALE MARINES???? TO BAD. MORE FUN IF THERE WERE. “I RUN LIKE A WOMAN. TRY TO KEEP UP”
THE NEW USMC. COMMENTS WECOME BOYS OR MEN.

William Godbehere - April 6, 2020

I knew an officer that retired from there. He gave me a woodland digital camo cover. He was a good man, passed away a few years ago, his name was Jerry Woods, well over 6′ tall.

Mike Kunkel - April 6, 2020

George,
I did Mountain Warefare training at Pickle Meadows in 82 as well. I was with Lima 3/8 Weapons Platoon. That was some good training. We stayed in wooden huts with plywood decks that were situated on a slight hillside. If I’m not mistaken, it was shortly after we were at CAX 29 Palms. After that we headed off to a Med cruise and then on to Beirut.
Semper Fi Devildog
Mike Kunkel
Cpl. 0331

Joe Pondrom - April 6, 2020

Were you running the small unit leaders land nav course through the mountains? I was there in 78 with HQ Btry, 2/14, out of Dallas. Sat on a ridge line at 8,880 ft at a check point on the course as a S/Sgt. Not a lot of O2 for Texas boys.

Kevin Gallick, Sgt USMC - April 6, 2020

I, too, was with India Battery, 3rd Battalion, 14th Marines. I was a Sergeant and the armorer for the unit from 93-97. After an active duty enlistment from 85-89 I decided to go reserve and picked that unit. I have fond memories from that hard charging group of Marines.

Johnny Reyes Jr USMC/USAF - April 6, 2020

I was at pickle meadows in ‘62. My recollection is seeing the tourist children scrambling up and down the boulders in the national forest around the training areas while I was struggling to breathe. Also don’t fill your canteen from any spring in the meadow because of sheep poop. Did enjoy weekends in Reno.

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