Kaneohe Bay 1960-62

I was stationed at Kaneohe Bay Hawaii from March 1960 to March 1962 and while there myself and two buddies had a apartment in Waikiki and spent a lot of off time there. I also had a girlfriend who lived in the same apartment building with her four girlfriends and we all spent a lot of time on the beach.

I forgot to mention I was a Fire team Leader in 1st Platoon, 1st Squad 2nd Fire team and one day back at the barrack we had a junk on the bunk inspection before we could go on liberty. Everything went fine until after the inspection. that is when our Platoon Lt came up to me and took me aside, he went on to explain that he was a Lt in the Marine Corps, had a sport car, made more money, and considered himself some what good looking but every weekend when he would come into Waikiki  and walk down the beach he would see me sitting with at least 5 good looking young women and wanted to know how I did it. So I said Sir come into town with me some weekend and I would show him how I did it. He then informed me that he could not do that. So that is when I said then Sir I cant help you. This is a true story so help me God

LCpl Richard E Jenkins
USMC
1959-1965

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12 comments


  • andy

    i totally agree go back to the old style this SUCKS


  • john burke

    Did you happen to be in platoon 222 in parris Island


  • Richard Jenkins

    Andrew we might have crossed paths on the Beach? I hung out between the Moana and Royal Hawaiian


  • Jim

    This format sucks, bring back the old format


  • BILL HAMLIN CPL USMC 1969-1975

    DITTO HERE I EVEN SENT AN EMAIL ASKING WHAT HAPPENED TO THE OLD FORMAT SEVERAL WEEKS AGO WHEN I STARTED GETTING IT ON SUNDAY INSTEAD OF THURSDAY AND I HAVE AS YET TO REC. A REPLY,ALSO NOTICED PRICES HAVE JUMPED CONSIDERABLY


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