Request for Interviews: USMC Vets only , thanks

Request for Interviews: USMC Vets only , thanks

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    Request for Interviews: USMC Vets only , thanks

    Posted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 11:47 pm Post subject: Interview Request: USMC only
    I am beginning to assemble interviews for a new book primarily about USMC Drill Instructors. If any of you are or have been Marines and wish to provide me an interview for this future publication I will greatly appreciate you contacting me. Further, your father, uncle, brother or grandfather may wish to speak, and I will welcome their participation, as well.

    I will be happy, and honored to record your interview, as long as you are or have been a Marine. Any time period will be of interest. I am looking real hard for WWII Marines as they are getting scarce.......time passes and so do old men.

    Contact me at islandpiper51@gmail.com and we'll go from there. thanks, cannon


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    have been a Marine
    No wonder you got so many responses.
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    Although I was Air Force, I was under the impression that "Once a Marine, Always a Marine". Doesn't leave any place for "have been a Marine".
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    Quote Originally Posted by nn View Post
    No wonder you got so many responses.
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    I had a drill instructor that used to spray his saliva on the recruits whenever he started in yelling in our faces. He had very large lips, and when he did this, the saliva would work vertically between his lips so fast it made a solid white line between his lips which never actually closed. Sgt Wright was his name. MCRD san Diego, July 1982. Platoon 2062.

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    I did my time in the Army, but my father was a Marine. He was in China before we got into WWII and told some stories. Unfortunately he is no longer with us, but I might still have some old photos. Let me know if you would like me to look.

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    Funny how you never forget the names of your drill instructors... No matter how long it's been!

    Sr. Drill Instructor: SSgt. Pierson,
    Jr. Drill Instructors: Sgt. Primer & Sgt. Ortez
    MCRD San Diego, Platoon 3072, July 1981 - Oct. 1981
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    Guys, just a comment or two........

    Cannon NEVER said he was a Marine. He never even said he was prior military. But he is trying to write an article, and he's asking for help to do it right! He also didn't ask for replies here!
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    Rick... I did give him a comment.

    I said no matter how long ago it was, you never forget the names of your drill instructors! That's how big an impression they make on a young recruit! That was 27 years ago...

    I can't even tell you my high school teachers names and I had them for a heck of a lot longer than 11 weeks.

    The rest he'll have to get from a drill instructor... I never had that MOS so I can't give him much more info.
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    Staff Sergeant Wallace. Sergeant Stottlemeier.

    The first night I was there, the Corpsmen took blood from me for some medical purpose or other.

    There was some problem with it, but I didn't know exactly what.

    Staff Sergeant Wallace came and got me out of medical and personally escorted me back to the squad bay.

    Funny thing was, the whole time, he talked conversationally to me, like we were coworkers or something. He was checking me out to make sure I was OK (I was)...I didn't realize at the time what he was doing, and I was very surprised that he was treating me like a human being.

    That all ended as soon as we got back to the squad bay. And how.

    They care. They actually do. But they're tough.

    Not WWII, though. It was the night of June 2-3, 1986.
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    Twenty eight years ago tomorrow, 12 August 1980, I stepped onto the yellow footprints in SD.

    We spend about two weeks in Receiving and then I met:
    Senior Drill Instructor Sgt. Jacobs
    Drill Instructor Sgt. Hatcher
    Drill Instructor Sgt. Jones

    Talk about "first impressions" - they made some I have never forgotten.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PackerBackerToo View Post
    Senior Drill Instructor Sgt. Jacobs
    Drill Instructor Sgt. Hatcher
    Drill Instructor Sgt. Jones
    I had an all Sergeant team as well. Apparently it's a rarity.
    The preceding post may contain sarcasm; it's just better that way. However, it is still intended with construction and with the Love of my L-rd Y'shua.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PackerBackerToo View Post
    Drill Instructor Sgt. Hatcher
    Small guy, red hair and built like a bulldog?
    Training means learning the rules. Experience means learning the exceptions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by semperfi.45 View Post
    Small guy, red hair and built like a bulldog?
    Sorry, no. Tall bulldog with brown hair.

    When he got married, he became Nash-Hatcher. Even as a Boot I didn't understand him adding his wife's name.

    Plt 1082 - Grad date: 7 November 1980

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    My team was also all sergeants. SDI-Sgt. Swift. Heavy- Sgt. Bowman
    Junior DI was Sgt. Hernandez until Sgt. Lindsay joined the team halfway through. Sgt. Swift had an uncanny resemblance to a recruiting poster Marine. Hmmm...
    You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, "I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along." . . . You must do the thing you think you cannot do. Eleanor Roosevelt

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