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Where and when did you take your Basic training....Who knows, some of us may have been there at the same time....


I took mine at Ft Jackson, South Carolina..D-4-1..Sept 66....8 weeks of agony ,then OJT 94B20,Then another 8 months at Jackson, before getting orders for Viet Nam...Took a train ride from Pittsburgh to Columbia SC. to get there...
 
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Lackland AFB San Antonio, TX. June-Aug 84. Physically, not too demanding. But they played lots of head games with us. Actually, the hardest thing for me to adjust to was the Summer Texas heat! Got off that plane around 23:00 and felt like I had walked into a convection oven!
Guess that was preparing me for many years later in the SWA heat. :wink2:
 

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Great Lakes Naval Training Center, 1964 12 weeks. Followed by Machinist Mate A School Great Lakes Naval Training Center Main Side.
 

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Fort Bragg, North Carolina. late August - early November, 1969 (eight weeks) then to Aberdeen Proving Grounds Maryland for AIT School (MOS 63G20).
 

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Fort Bragg, North Carolina. late August - early November, 1969 (eight weeks) then to Aberdeen Proving Grounds Maryland for AIT School (MOS 63G20).
R.S.B., I was in Fort Jackson at the exact same time. Then off to Aberdeen also, small arms repair ,45B20. The winter wind there was brutal.
 

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Lackland AFB, TX Oct - Dec 1980.
 

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Cape May New Jersey Coast Guard Recruit Training Center. November 1967 to Feb 1968. Then to 5 Month A School at Gov Island NYC and ship out to the South Pacific...2 years later orders for the Gulf Of Mexico stationed aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Reliance at Corpus Christi Texas. I loved Texas. My wife is even from Texas.. Outstanding hunting and fishing on the Gulf Coast... Did much migratory bird hunting there. Did 4 year tour and got out..
 

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R.S.B., I was in Fort Jackson at the exact same time. Then off to Aberdeen also, small arms repair ,45B20. The winter wind there was brutal.
Who knows maybe we encountered one another somewhere along the way in Aberdeen.

63G20 is Fuel & Electrical System Repair. Spent lots of time in a motor poll or shop van rebuilding all kinds of fuel and electrical system components.

Dick Bodenhorn
 

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Aug. 77 Ft. Jackson, S.C. then Ft. Gordon, Ga. Jan. 78 for 2 yrs AIT..........Then D.C. area for the next 8 yrs.
 

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Ft Jackson, SC in July 1982. D-6-2-2. My buddy from my camp is now 1ST SGT there in charge of all of the Drill Instructors. He took me on the base last fall, almost 35 years to the day of graduation. There has been a bunch of changes, buildings and instructions. The cattle trucks are gone. You now carry a card in your pocket and if things are too intense for what ever the reason, you pull it out and get a break. AIT was Ft Rucker AL. 71P, flight operations specialist.
 

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Parris Island 6 Aug 1982. I was working blacktop and am only semi kidding when I tell people that I went to PI for a break.
 

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Parris Island May - Aug 1970 (13 weeks then for Phases I, II & III).
Platoon 158. Sr DI - SSgt C. Cullison; ADIs Sgt. M. Stewart & Sgt. R. Combs.
Three wonderfully empathetic and caring guys we came to know as teddy-bears and pals.

I actually was lucky enough to meet my Senior DI about a year after boot camp while re-qulfying at one of the PI rifle ranges and then Sgt. Combs in the mess hall at the Beaufort MCAS. Both meetings were truly great and I felt like I had re connected with long lost family.
 

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Lackland AFB TX Jul 80-Oct 80. Was there for both Basic Training and the Security Police Academy
 
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