Posted on Oct 2, 2015
CW3 Kevin Storm
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Few people know where the origins of the Quonset Hut come from, but if you are from Rhode Island you do know where the name originates from: Quonset, Rhode Island. A term from the native Narragansett Indians meaning border.

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MGySgt George W Iliffe Jr
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I had a relative stationed in Quonset Point and during my time in the USMC I have lived in and worked in them for many years, also my section made straight sides rather then curved side walls .We hung maps and had a lot of storage behind the walls
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CW5 All Source Intelligence Technician
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We lived in Quonset Huts in both Boot Camp and ITR. My buddy got caught smoking and had to stand at attention facing the curved wall. He looked like a backward C after 10 minutes!
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Cpl Gabriel F.
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Good post. Heard the origin back in the fifties. Men in the family from WWII and Korea knew the story. As country boys we saw military surplus of all sorts. Always curious about Quonset hut used on farms, automotive shops and all sorts of storage and light industrial uses. There was even a large Quonset hut in use at West Point High School West Point Virginia. Band and chorus on one end with shop class and Future Farmers of America on the other.
Then when it was my turn though out the Marine Corps they were the luxury structure.
What a great design now part of history.
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