M-1 to M-14

Boot SDiego Sep 61 Plt 272 -1985066- Cpl Petri SSgt Marez, and ole Corps SSgt then passed test 2d time GySgt Myers who always came back to Plt at 2AM (but they not suppose to do that – recruits need 8 hours duh). Walking with Jesus… Walking with Jesus Left right left right… Get out of those racks you &&&&

We had M-1’s then to 1962 March staging Bn we transported 2500 M-14’s over to Okinawa to be further transferred to Marines in Vietnam Danang… however We turned them in 3 times and got M-1s. Then the third time at formation Sukiran (12th Marines we fixed up the army’s condemned barracks we moved from Hague Quonset huts to Concrete Typhoon barracks.) I raised my hand and asked Gy Parson’s Hey what’s the deal we have turned the M-13’s in 3 x’s and got them back 3 x’s. Oh the wise college kid huh…

Well the piece on the right side was cut wrong and if u fire the d*mn weapon full auto for a long time it freezes and locks up but you have a d*mn good club… shut up and don’t ask so many questions…

Our m-1’s were put in the ocean off white beach and we got M-14’s toward the last of ’63 when we went to Vietnam aboard the terrill county when Diem was being ousted…

When I made capt and was back over to D/2/12 & E/2/12 who do I see Is GySgt Parson. When I asked him how did he succeed in staying a GySgt His lst action was Millson I thought I made u an officer… He still; had the same tooth pick he had in 63 when I last saw him. Said they never did get the M-14’s right and guess the bad M-14’s were with the good ones at 12th Marines and ninth Marines in 60-65 volunteer’s on the strip Danang

Gene M.

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