Watch for a Sailor?

gambler

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When I was in Navy boot camp in the 60's you could not have worn a watch or any other jewelry. If you showed up with that stuff, it would be packaged up and sent back home with your new electric razor, portable radio and anything else that you brought with you. You were not going to need that electric razor, they gave you all you were going to need to shave or any other "personal" items you were going to need.
 

Coop45

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When I was in Navy boot camp in the 60's you could not have worn a watch or any other jewelry. If you showed up with that stuff, it would be packaged up and sent back home with your new electric razor, portable radio and anything else that you brought with you. You were not going to need that electric razor, they gave you all you were going to need to shave or any other "personal" items you were going to need.
One of the guys in my platoon got a cake in the mail. Poor bastard!
 

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You would have had to have been there. MCRD in 1966 was alot about pain and punishment, not like squid bootcamp.
We always liked when the MC boots got out and made it to he EM club the first night. 4 or 5 of them always thought they could take on the entire place and usually ended up regretting it. They always could convince those guys they were tough, and they had to be retrained.
 

Coop45

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We always liked when the MC boots got out and made it to he EM club the first night. 4 or 5 of them always thought they could take on the entire place and usually ended up regretting it. They always could convince those guys they were tough, and they had to be retrained.
Sailors are curious creatures. In 1967 aboard the Tripoli the captain had to issue an order barring sailors not involved in medi-evac operations from the flight deck because there were so many gawkers it was impossible to get wounded Marines to sick bay. I think I have a copy in my files. I'll look.
 
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