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So You Served – Cruising the Carribbean with the Fleet Marine Force in 1964 – part 1 – March 14, 2018

It was many years ago but some things from that period of time jumps back at you like it hsappened yesterday.  While serving my first year in the U.S. Marine Corps, I was assigned to H & S Batallion in the Communication Section as a Message Center Operator. My skill set was operating a teletype machine in a room that had a safe like door that needed to be opened with a combination. I did that for about eight months and had a black sargeant for my superior who didn’t put me up for promotion for the eight months that  … Continue reading So You Served – Cruising the Carribbean with the Fleet Marine Force in 1964 – part 1 – March 14, 2018

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Collision! Collision! This Is Not A Drill! – 1963

It was many years ago and we were one or two days out of port when the call came over the intercom system on the ship. Collision? Collision? This is not a drill? Since this was my first long cruise, that is, a cruise that was going to the Mediterranean Sea on a five month long cruise, most of us got a bit anxious…especially since you do not know the person that has your life in their hands. There was a fury of activity as people were running around all over this small ship in comparison to the ship we … Continue reading Collision! Collision! This Is Not A Drill! – 1963

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greendougherty.Blog – A Few Funnies

Just like the other blogs that will fall under the greendougherty.Blog umbrellls, the last one will be A Few Funnies. These are comedic moments that are sent to me over the years and shared here and pinned on Pinterest. Last Blog on A Few Funnies A Few Funnies from the Net – No. 10 – October 30, 2016 A Few Funnies Index A Few Funnies from the Net – No. 09 – October 15, 2016 A Few Funnies from the Net – No. 08 – September 23, 2016 A Few Funnnies from the Net – No. 07 – September 23 … Continue reading greendougherty.Blog – A Few Funnies

Life in the U. S. Marines – Life on a Ship – October 17, 2016

Life in the U. S. Marines – Life on a Ship – October 17, 2016 While a part of the F.M.F. (Fleet Marine Force), you will be exposed to life on a ship and that means living with sailors. Sometimes, … Continue reading Life in the U. S. Marines – Life on a Ship – October 17, 2016

U. S. Marines – Tour of Duty – August 8, 2016

Tour of Duty 1961 08/30/61 to 11/20/61 – Boot Camp – Parris Island, S.C. 11/25/16 to 01/24/62 – Infantry Training – Camp Geiger, N. C. 1962 01/24/61 to 12/30/62 – Camp Lejeune, N. C. – Teletype Operator in the H &S Battalion, Communications Section  04/09/62 … Continue reading U. S. Marines – Tour of Duty – August 8, 2016