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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

    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.


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