Stay Put Message #118 - 07/19/09 09:11 PM ."1st Recon is not trained at Camp Geiger
I did not say trained there now but the 1st Recon Company was at Camp Geiger along with the 1st Radio Company, 155 Howitzer Battalion, and 1st Anglico during the early 60's prior to be transfered to Vietnam in 1965. And the ITR and Base Headquarter Battalion. 1st Recon moved to Pendleton and became a Battalion prior to Vietnam.
I would think that if you served in the Marines you would have know that factoid...if you served which I seriously doubt..or are you another phony wannabe?
traelin0 Message #120 - 07/19/09 09:15 PM I've only been there once and all I remember is the long string of titty bars LOL. Then again I'm not a Marine, I was only visiting one LOL.
That would be on Court Street if I am not mistaken. All Marines start out on Court street the first 6 - 12 months. Then you grow up and go over to either a place that was called the Thunderbird Lounge, or over at the Holiday Inn night club.
Old hard core marine meets new age marine and both argue like enemies. Yep that is what it is called and some use to call it little bourbon street(those that had been to N.O.. RECONS ARE A TOUGH GROUP.I remember them being taken up in choppers and flown off shore and in full gear having to swim back to shore and having so long to reach a certain area, by the way it was called Onslow beach for those of you that do not know.
Yea and some really got smart and went to a bar called "the other Place" or "bogarts" in New Bern away from the 18 yr old marine crowd. The Other Place was good for country music and the two step and bogarts was good for good old rock and roll. Mid to late seventies and early eighties. The boardwalk was also good in Morehead City Beach. Any of yo ever go to the NARF while you were there?
When I was in 1st Recon CO on TAD status at Camp Geiger we had what was called an Air Delivery Platoon and they trained at Fort Bragg North Carolina, I was not airborne but my MOS was 2536 high speed radio operator TAD'd to 1st Force Recon,..I primarily operated the PRC 10 or the PRC 15 for the Ist Recon Commanding Officer and our Plt Leader !st LT Gene Huerta. who I reported to as his radio ops NCO..and later I was transferred back to the 1st Radio Company that later became the 1st Radio Battalion and the first Marine unit in Vietnam which arrived there on 15 April 1963 and stayed in country until the end of the war in 1975..
I have been watching 60 minutes about Walter Cronkite which is a lot more interesting than playing silly games with you....But occasionally 1st Recon did have comm MOS's to beef up their Comm Radio Ops because we had Top Secret Clearances and were skilled in Crypto and DF.....and of course high speed CW Radio Comm. (30 WPM) Those who were TAD's to the 1st Recon Co. supported field problems, and Vieques Puerto Rico field and landing ops...
Oh. A support service group. A leg. Just like I thought. In the rear with the gear. When you had to do both high and low altitude jumps, freeze your a$$ off in the middle of the ocean, run those damn tan tracks.................................................................................................................................... then you can talk to me about being a real Marine.
MN-Investor Message #106 - 07/19/09 08:07 PM my dad did make a killing on gold when it peaked at that time. He just didn't repeat the experience in '01. Oh well. He always had enough to live comfortably and has left my mother with enough to also be comfortable, so it doesn't really matter any more about the gold in '01.
Stay Put Message #109 - 07/19/09 08:26 PM If it didn't really matter then don't use it as some kind of proof that nothing will happen to the economy, when in fact the economy will tank this year.
Huh? My point was that there are always gloom & doom sayers. Always! It was to my father's financial detriment that he listened to them. The fact that he could still manage financially doesn't change the fact that he listened to someone predicting an economic collapse and lost thousands because of it. They predicted depressions in the 70s, in the 80s, in the 90s. Surprise, surprise, they're predicting one now. Whoop-dee-doo. Didn't happen then, I don't believe that it will happen now.
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Stay Put Message #129 - 07/19/09 10:07 PM then you can talk to me about being a real Marine.
I will when we have another one that I can swap sea stories with about being assigned to a FO team which was tough duty....or assigned to provide radio support for the Anglico teams. And operating DF equipment was probably the most interesting job that I had using triangulation to pick up radio signals and then monitor their communications....this operation was very useful at the Battalion and Regimental Command Centers..
Oh, just as a little tid bit of knowledge for future reference, no one can be attached to any recon unit who is not air and aquatic certified. Our own radio operators had to go through the same training. What was their motto again.... You can talk about us, but you can't talk without us? There is no shame in being a radio operator. You bring shame on yourself when you try to make yourself out to be something you never were or earned.
Reformed DayTrader Message #128 - 07/19/09 09:54 PM as a Radio Operator I was also attached to the 1st Anglico and we worked as FO teams calling in Air and Naval gunfire at Culebra near Vieques Puerto Rico.
And, because of your service, not one North Vietnamise breached the U.S. shores.
Stay Put Message #135 - 07/19/09 10:24 PM Oh, just as a little tid bit of knowledge for future reference, no one can be attached to any recon unit who is not air and aquatic certified. Our own radio operators had to go through the same training. What was their motto again....
That may be true today but not true in the 60's at Camp Geiger, as a member of the 1st Radio Company I was TAD to 1st Recon and provided radio communications at the battalion level for 2 two years and was not air or aquatic certified but did run the five miles every morning around Geiger and go on the forced marches on Saturdays to Mortford Point and back to Geiger with a PRC 10 on my back including the battery pack which was heavier in the summer becuase of the heat..We also spent most our time on field problems called TAGLEXES and lived out in the boonies for weeks at a time. We also did a few tours at Vieques Puerto Rico..and overall it was good duty..a nd excellent training for Vietnam that was a few years later....so I can honestly say the first Marines to arrive in Vietnam were very well trained and most of the staff NCO's had been in the Korean War and a few were in WW2 and had tons of good combat experiences to provide good leadership but as the war dragged on I think we may have lost some of that edge..
And the motto for Force Recon was the elite of the elite...i
hum-ok Message #125 - 07/19/09 09:36 PM The boardwalk was also good in Morehead City Beach. Any of yo ever go to the NARF while you were there?
I don't remember half of the names of the bars that I stopped in at, from Cherry Point on down. I do remember, while in VA stopping in at one bar that looked like something right out of the Flintstones, and then the one on Little Creek called the Helms Club?
BTW, I read your first post on this thread and we are on the same page and agree that no matter how you or I "put it" with the crap that is being shoved down the American 'average citizen'.........and I'm specifically talking about the so-called economic reports that are nothing but BS.................our little general, "Mr. 48 hours" ,just doesn't seem to get it.
Of course we ALL KNOW that he is rolling in dough and looking into RENTING an up scale trailer with all his/her pontificating of what a great stock trader she is.
But moving on, I only read the 1st few pages of this thread and can see that there are more people than not that agree that the poop is going to hit the windshield and I can not predict just when it's going to happen but I CAN AND WILL SAY that it's only going to get worse until it becomes so damn obvious that those that are wearing rose colored sunglasses finally YELL......................"Holy sheeeet,,,,,,,,,,,,where the hell have I been?"!!!!(and half of their bodies are already in the quick sand)
Hope you had a decent day, I did since leaving this board earlier this morning. Thumbs Up.
Stay Put Message #139 - 07/19/09 10:40 PM I think that's called PRC 10. The prick radios.
I corrected that typo and they also had whip antennas which made the radio operator a prime target for snipers in Nam so nobody wanted to be near the radio guys .....but you probably wouldn't understand since that was what is called the Old Corps...anyhow I think I have digressed enough about the Marines and I do like to enjoy swapping sea stories with real marines when we have one who I can relate to
Reformed DayTrader Message #141 - 07/19/09 10:54 PM I corrected that typo and they also had whip antennas which made the radio operator a prime target for snipers in Nam so nobody wanted to near the radio guys
Interesting how much info and stories you can get from so many books on Nam
Robert Hanssen Message #22 - 07/18/09 10:02 PM The money aspect is just a means to an end. The real scenario if it develops is about population control. They want to get rid of useless sheep that cant do anything for themselves. Another key indicator of population control which i think will get out of control in their favor is this so called pandemic swine flu. More people die from anything else than swine flu yet its a pandemic. When the fall rolls around get ready for the bodies to start dropping, along with the scenario of a collapse. If it happens. As to the preparation. Mum is the word.
Damn it Sir Robert. You're like a photon that I just can't get ahold of. As always, you are "dead" right and leave your trademark riddle.
Stay Put Message #135 - 07/19/09 10:24 PM And, because of your service, not one North Vietnamise breached the U.S. shores.
Stay Put.................................I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Stay Put you made Cedaredge's day with that cheap shot and you two deserve each other ..what a pair to draw to...I knew I should have probably ignored your stupid questions about the Marines and I still doubt you ever served in the Marines because nobody who was a Marine that I ever knew would side with our resident Troll Cedaredge whose prime goal in life is to defame and degrade those who were in the Marines..because he knows he would not make a pimple on a Marine's butt..
Stay Put Message #142 - 07/19/09 10:58 PM BTW jump school is at Ft Benning, GA, not Ft Bragg, NC (Fayetteville). That was the "B" that I referred to in my list.
Wrong it was at Fort Bragg when I was at Camp Geiger I think the USMC may have moved to Fort Benning later ..which is an indication to me that the source you are using ...wiki or google may not be accurate..