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Old 10-20-2007, 12:31   #1
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Memories of MCRD, either one

Ahh, the yellow footprints, your first chow hall experience, the bridge over troubled water (Hollywood Marines), ***** Ridge and Mt. Mother, footlocker rifle drills, cleaning the squad bay deck with hand towels, filling up the 12 inch square of tile with sweat while getting bent, the list goes on...the kind of stuff that makes old Marines smile.

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Old 10-20-2007, 16:32   #2
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Weekend Liberty............oops, that's the Army!!!

How bout "The Pit"
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Old 10-20-2007, 18:04   #3
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Old 10-20-2007, 18:47   #4
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Ahh, the yellow footprints, your first chow hall experience, the bridge over troubled water (Hollywood Marines), ***** Ridge and Mt. Mother, footlocker rifle drills, cleaning the squad bay deck with hand towels, filling up the 12 inch square of tile with sweat while getting bent, the list goes on...the kind of stuff that makes old Marines smile.

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Old 10-24-2007, 07:13   #5
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I have to hand it to a Mormon friend of mine from high school who went in before I did. I urged me to go to the Mormon services in the quonset huts, which I did. Reason being, the Mormons weren't stupid, they let us write letters home while in their services, and brought in chicks. No kidding, they brought in gorgeous girls to work the services...it was a nice relief from the catholic services in the autidorium, stand sit kneel...was just like the day to day in boot. The Mormons let us chat with chicks, write letters and have a cookie or two, it was beautiful.
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Old 10-24-2007, 08:47   #6
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The 30 sec hair cut.
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Old 10-24-2007, 12:55   #7
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Keep the line movin' Privates, keep the line movin'...

One scoop of jello Privates, one scoop of jello...

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Old 10-25-2007, 07:01   #8
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"FRENCH DRESSING DIET PRIVATE, I know the French may be the world's finest surrender monkeys, BUT YOUR FAT BODY BETTER LEARN WHAT KIND OF DRESSING THEY MAKE BEFORE I LOSE MY FREAKIN MIND"
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Old 10-29-2007, 14:14   #9
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One of my fondest moments was doing the obstacle course.

Our SDI told us that when we did the Slide for Life (the one rope over the water) that if anything fell our of our pockets we had to follow it.

Well I smuggled my wristwatch out of my footlocker that day and had it in my right cargo pocket where it wouldn't easily be seen. Of course you had to put your cover in your cargo pocket and I forgot to button both buttons. I was on the slide for life and started out on top of the rop and half way through our SDI would tell us to flip over and we had to go the rest of the way from under the rope.

When my SDI said flip I flipped and heard the dreaded "KERPLUNK" it was a big heavy Casio G-Shock. My SDI said "I don't know what that was Wills but you better follow it and you better not come up without it.

Well I was an active scuba diver in high school so I took a deep breath and dropped in and started looking for my watch. I knew there was going to be hell to pay if I came back up with it or if I didn't so I figured I might as well get my watch back. Being an active scuba diver and snorkeler I could hold my breath for quite a long time. Easily over 2 minutes.

I had been down there quite a while and the next thing I know I was being ripped from the water by my SDI.

"When I said don't come back without it I didn't mean kill yourself you idiot!"

"Sir, this recruit was just trying to find what he lost, sir!"

"And just what did you lose Wills?"

"Sir, (gulp) this recruit lost his watch, sir."

And that is when the crap hit the fan. I payed for that day. Oh boy did I ever pay.
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Old 10-29-2007, 14:26   #10
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Ha haaaa. that is good stuff. I remember watching a poor recruit on the slide for life, he was anxious and did not like heights, was so eager to get down that cable that while starting in the forward position, he missed grabbing the cable on his ssecond grab...fell onto the hard rope netting and bounced off and onto the sandbags on the sides. Convusions and an ambulance followed, with DI's giving him hell all the time.

We had a recruit who thought he could get out of boot camp by jumping off the squad bays...granted they are only three stories, but he laid there on the deck, two broken legs, with six DIs standing around him shouting HEAD FIRST ****BIRD, IF YOU WANT TO DIE< JUMP HEAD FIRST...YOU CAN'T EVEN KILL YOURSELF CORRECTLY
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Old 10-30-2007, 08:32   #11
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Our drill instructors let us watch a platoon in the squad bay across from ours pick up a new class. We were on the 3rd deck and so was the new platoon.

That first day is a whirlwind and is pretty rough. They had one recruit doing mountain climbers inside a fart sack and he snapped. Launched himself out the window...

Didn't hurt him! He got up, brushed himself off, and get this, went back up!

Talk about a glutton for punishment...
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Old 11-02-2007, 08:23   #12
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Old 11-02-2007, 08:29   #13
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Old 11-05-2007, 17:15   #14
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The quarter deck. nuff said.
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Old 11-05-2007, 18:00   #15
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Old 11-05-2007, 18:13   #16
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Old 11-05-2007, 18:38   #17
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Old 11-05-2007, 18:43   #18
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The 30 sec hair cut.
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Plus having to pay for that Haircut. Plus long hours, poor pay, not great food, and tired mussels, and body.
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Old 11-07-2007, 14:42   #19
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Do they still use the "Cobra" smell good stuff in huge quantities for everything?
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Old 11-07-2007, 15:00   #20
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Wasn't that stuff called Sea Breeze? I remember we had Sea Breeze and Windex, before inspection the DIs would have a recruit come through and you'd shut your eyes and open your mouth, what you got was a combination of both in giant squeeze bottles, tasty and painful. Or was it Driftwood? (no, not the titty bar outside the main gate at LeJeune)
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Old 11-07-2007, 15:40   #21
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"Ears" - "Open Sir"
"Eyeballs" - "Click Sir"

And at chow, "Where's my friggin' Double Rashons private?", "Where's my Diet Privates?", "When the Guides done, you're all done!"

When you first started marching, how many had to repeat this:

DI - "Forward..."
Recruit - "Take a full 30 inch step with the left foot Eye Eye Sir"

And the things I say to my kids every so often for fun.... 'Go brush your fangs', Put on your 'Go Fasters', dont forget your 'Moon beam'..
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Old 11-07-2007, 17:02   #22
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Do they still use the "Cobra" smell good stuff in huge quantities for everything?

When I was at P.I., it was the old Aqua-velvet. Anyone remember it ?
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Old 11-07-2007, 17:49   #23
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Where to begin? Final PFT. One recruit had the runs all down the back of his legs. It was a mess. After the run he was standing at attention and the Senior sent him to the squad bay ahead of all of us. Our Senior turned to us and said. "Nobody laughs. That recruit just ran the crap out of himself". We all about died.

We were in the squad bay one evening when a recruit asked for permission to make an "emergency sit down head call" The DI asked him if he knew what sound an emergency vehicle makes. The recruit replied "Sir, a siren, Sir". The DI replied "I had better hear a siren then". That recruit howled for all he was worth the whole time he was in the head.

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Old 11-07-2007, 19:54   #24
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Playing "Beat the clock" on the Quarter Deck.

Making it "Rain" in the Pit.

Not being allowed to say our SDI'd name, only "Senior Drill Instructor Staff Seargent mmmmm"

Mountain climbers under your rack.

The Daytona 500 with our racks.

Foot-locker drill.


Man, I miss it.
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Playing "Beat the clock" on the Quarter Deck.
"With a fartsack and pillow case. Get in my classroom. Now! Move!"
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