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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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Cpl. Utech - June 15, 2020

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 - June 15, 2020

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 - June 15, 2020

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 - June 15, 2020

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 - June 15, 2020

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

Sgt. Bill Brogley CB ENGR.64-68 - June 15, 2020

Bring back the old format.

Robert Bliss ’63-’67 - June 15, 2020

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.

Dennis Ray Smith - June 15, 2020

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

L/CPL Lapointe - June 15, 2020

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 tokach Former S/Sgt. USMC/USMCR - June 15, 2020

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

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