Summer of 1957

By: Connly,David E.

In the summer of “57” I was in A Company 2nd Shore Party Bn. And we were training Midshipman in Amphibious Operations. There was some kind of NATO bash and all the ships were dressed out and we were standing at attention on the 02 deck of the Donner LSD14 The Blue Angels did their own review! When they did their fly by we were able to look down into the cockpits! They were leaving a wake! As with most of the stories that are posted here much of this one is true!

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29 comments


  • Cpl. Utech

    W/o a doubt I concur w/everyone re. this new newsletter format! It bites the big one! I suggest our new SECDEF step in & kick some righteous ass !


  • Otto Strampfer

    WELL, SERGEANT ‘GRIT-LESS’,
    IT’S BEEN AWHILE & IT APPEARS THAT YOU ARE EITHER ‘TDY’ OR ‘BLIND’ OR ‘DEAD’?
    WHICH IS IT, HUH? ? ?
    WHEN YOU UPSET THE ‘MASSES’, YOU PUT YOURSELF IN LINE FOR A REAL BIG CAN OF
    ‘WHOOP-A$$’…. ENOUGH OF THIS ASCININE, STUPID, IGNORANT $#!T THAT YOU CALL A
    ‘news-less’ Email…. WE WANT OUR ‘OLD CORPS’ STUFF, RICKEY-TICKEY. GOT THAT MARINE? ? ?,
    Thank You & Goodnight Chesty (BTW, if you look closely, HE is now a ‘Twissler’, HE has ‘rolled over’ in
    his grave so many times; trying to make some kind of sense out of this INCOMPREHENSIBLE COMMUNICATION.) Carry On, Cpl Otto A. (aka ‘Har-Don’)


  • SSgt Bob Morris

    Have been hesitating to open your News Letter post………………don’t you realize that the old format was perfect for us grunts, ‘specially us Old Corps’ boneheads who ain’t so mouse savvy…………straighten this out Grit before we all delete Grunt.com


  • Sgt. John S. Davis

    Your new N ews Lett er?.,really sucks. If it aint broke dont fix it. Why did you (fix it) ?


  • joe mowry 62-67-6511 vmfa-542-323-531

    don’t like this new news letter go back to the old one, this is what happens when big company’s buy out smaller one’s


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