Only Woman You Can Trust

Only Woman You Can Trust

I was a member of Series 3100 (honor platoon), graduating 10 November 1966. Senior DI Panach(?) during each night’s “free time” repeatedly told us that the only woman we should write letters to was our mother. One night after mail call, he call the entire platoon to attention, then told us to open that letter we just received from our girlfriends, “Rosie Rotten…..” and look up at the upper right corner of the letter. He said to call out every letter that had been written on a Friday or Saturday night. Not one called out. He then concluded the lesson by explaining that Rosie didn’t write on a weekend because she was out bangin’ some draft dodging Joe College (of course there are an few more descriptive terms). BUT your mother wrote regardless of what day of the week it was. “She was the only woman you can trust”.
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  • “Pete” Lanier

    In reply to Jimmy g Stewart, alias Tobbi.
    Hey Jimmy, good to hear from you; sorry it took me a while to get back to you. What did you do after boot camp? I went to ITR, Engineer School, Camp Pendleton, 13 mos. in Nam on the DMZ with 11th Engineers, rotated back to Lejeune to 8th Engineers. I separated out in ’68. Hope all is good, Pete

  • Karl Karl

    I was in in Mar 1967 plt 349 PI and never was issued a set of Blues, Greens, tropicals and them lousy khaki’s.

  • Sgt. Wolf aka Bob Rader

    I got my letter in Staging Reg. June ’54.

  • Billy Myers

    Hey, Young. You are correct. I enlisted in 1960 and no one was issued dress blues, In fact, I never ever saw any of my buddies with them. Greens (the wool ones) and tropicals were what we wore. There is no better looking uniform than a Marine in Dress Greens with piss cutter. In retrospect, my four years in the Corps were the best. Semper Fidelis! PFC W. L. Myers ’60 – “64

  • L/cpl H. Young

    Brothers, I never owned a set of Blues.. The Corps didn’t issue them in 1964. For me the panty release mechanism was a set of tailored Greens in the winter, and Trops (kakhi’s) in the summer… Saw a lot of young Marines come in married, and get discharged single… The 5 1/2 yrs I served were the best of my life… Semper Fi, L/cpl H. Young, 2095xxx, RVN 65/66/69

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