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SSG Selwyn Bodley
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I'm hearing/reading people saying "I'm old school, therefore..." So out of curiosity's sake, where is that ever-moving line?
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MAJ Robert (Bob) Petrarca
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If you ever:
wore yellow, nylon PT shorts
rode in a REAL deuce and a half
know what a gamma goat used to be
were transported in a cattle car
wore and washed in a steel pot
realized your M16 was built by the lowest bidding contactor
lived in WWII era barracks
thought the only definition of, "offensive" was "taking it to the commies"
actually put 2 shelter halves together to make and sleep in a tent
pressed your duty uniform
spit shined your boots
ate MREs...
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CPT William Jones
CPT William Jones
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I guess I am older than old school using your definition Major most of the things you sated cam after my tour of active duty. My first rifle qual in NG was with M-1 got M14 when went active ate Crations in field Drove a deuce and half for awhile when commissioned and commanded a float bridge Co newest Bridge truck was built in 1949. Never heard of Pt uniform we just took off our shirts and ran in combat boots and long pants. Gamma goat wasn't even in the thought process Was a participant in Tet 1968 RVN and latter second trip Incursion of Cambodia.(total time RVN 32 Months)
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I'm a little ol' school too. M-1 rifle in boot camp and was (un)lucky enough to carry a BAR after I graduated from bootcamp and transferred to a regular USMC rifle platoon. The platoon leaders used a PRC-10 radio and believe it or not my first squad leader was Corporal David W. Sommers who later became the Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps.
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Ate C-Rats and our field uniform was "sateen." Some of our ol' school platoon sergeants and senior officers wore the "herringbone" field uniform. Our DI's and leaders were WW2 or Korean War vets, or both, and they were really ol' school.
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CPL Douglas Chrysler
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Didn't wear yellow. Carried an M 14, ate C-rations.
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CW5 Sam B.
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If you know what wall to wall counseling is...
Shine your boots with spit and kiwi with a brown tshirt
curse
drink at a NCO club on post
have weekly inspections of room in barracks by 1SG
all pictures on barracks wall framed
wear a banana suit for PT
starched your BDUs and Class B
sing cadence without repercussion
drive a 1/4 ton
drive a deuce and a half
smoke indoors
cattle car rides singing AC/DC songs
met the PT standard when you graduated basic training!!!!!!!!
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SFC Robert Walton
SFC Robert Walton
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Some how I would not be surprised.
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CPO William Plaster
CPO William Plaster
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I have done all of the above, sans the yellow shorts. I guess I am quasi old school.
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CW3 Carroll Thompson
CW3 Carroll Thompson
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What the hell are BDU's? We called them Fatiques, they were green, tailored and starched.
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SP5 Rich Levesque
SP5 Rich Levesque
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NAh....... Try emptying butt cans in the squad bay in the old WWII barracks.
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Old school if you wore the LBE that needed to be touched up with MNU before Change of Command ceremonies. Also using Brasso to polish the brass door handles at BN or BDE.
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SFC Robert Walton
SFC Robert Walton
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SPC Johnny Velazquez, PhD - Thank you for yours as well. Yes laughter is great.
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CSM Charles Hayden
CSM Charles Hayden
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SFC Robert Walton I was taught to use the pointed end of a pup tent pole to spin brass.
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SFC Robert Walton
SFC Robert Walton
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CSM Charles Hayden - Me to but I got tired of having to pay for new tent poles ever time we had a TA 50 inspection.
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SGT Martha Cain
SGT Martha Cain
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To remain in my ABN-D, my CO &1SG made me a PLL clerk in the MP to keep me in their Co. (when slots were cut), without words, I knew they cherished me~their "granny WAC".
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