Back in 1957 at MCRD-PI Plt 232, 2nd Bn. the threat used by Drill Instructors were to send you the POU and kick you ass out of the Corps. At that time it stood for “Psychiatric Observation Unit” and only one of our Plt. was sent, he was a Reserve 90 day guy and he had a total melt down in front of the Plt. the Drill Instructors were always trying to get to him and they did. Once at POU he was still there at PI for long after we completed AIT at Lejune, he ended up with a medical discharge. No one wanted to go to that Unit and have the Shrinks looking into your life.
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