Summer of 1957

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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

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 !

Cpl. Utech,

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’)

Otto Strampfer,

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

SSgt Bob Morris,

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

Sgt. John S. Davis,

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

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

Bring back the old format.

Sgt. Bill Brogley CB ENGR.64-68,

That’s it? Four letters? What about the short notes and the hunt for buddies we served with. Have you noticed some of the longtime contributors aren’t anymore? Are they being censored? What the hell is going on? Get a grip, man, listen to your customers/constituents.

Robert Bliss ’63-’67,

Have to agree with everyone else who disapproves of the “new and improved” version of the newsletter! Much prefer the original format! Cpl. Dennis R. Smith 1957-1961

Dennis Ray Smith,

C’mon Grit, listen to your loyal customers! I loved the old format. Please change it back! Your sidebar advertisements hooked me more than once…

L/CPL Lapointe,

Don’t fix it if it isn’t broke !!! Please return to the old format.

l tokach Former S/Sgt. USMC/USMCR,

There is, at the bottom of the main page, their snail mail address. Spend a stamp and flood their inbox with your comments. They obviously don’t read the online comments so maybe a few sacks of mail will get their attention. Semper Fi

James Christensen SSgt 1968-76,

I used to look forward to getting the your weekly newsletter. Speaking as a Vietnam vet from the mid sixties, there was a lot of letters about places, units, etc. that I could relate to. Now, I hardly get through the first or second letter before I delete it. The old format usually had enough letters that there was something of interest no matter when or where you served. I urge you to return to the old format.

Robert T. Nam ’66/’67,

If you’re not going to fix/change/return-to-the-old newsletter format then take my name off the subscription list. It’s a pain in the ass and not worth the hassle!

Mark Hite,

I don’t care for your new format. The old newsletter had a lot more stories. I wish you would go back to the old way !!

Jim Arnold,

The Grit isn’t responding . . . . maybe the Grit quit ?

Cpl Dave Roth 1956-1961,

Hey Grit. When are you going to respond to the criticism concerning this newsletter format thing?

A. C. Deck,

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