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Old 07-20-2017, 10:47 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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Back in the 1950's this was pretty much what our latrines were like. And everyone, at least once, had the privilege of cleaning them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqg4rJPUxGs
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Old 07-20-2017, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Hawaii/Alabama
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This is how my generation has failed yours. Not making kids work for anything sets them up for a shock when they get to the real world. My Ex and I are not on the same page regarding this at all.

Hilarious story btw, and thanks for sharing.
I came from money and my "job" was to keep up my g.p.a. and we always had help at home. I shocked my family to the core when I joined the Army as an Enlisted Soldier. We always had money thanks to my family, but my kids had chores from the time they were old enough to go to preschool (simple things like putting away their toys and clothes and other age appropriate chores as they grew up).

My Sister raised her kids they way we had been raised and they were shocked at the things my boys could do (they were the same ages).

The Army saved me from being an entitled little b***h.
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Old 07-20-2017, 12:41 PM
 
Location: San Diego CA
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Unbelievable! We stood in line to get everything issued. Washers and dryers? We had a wash rack where we scrubbed our clothing with a brush and then we let it air dry. Private shower stalls? Ours were wide open. Private toilet stall? We had a row of open toilets. A fan? No fan for us. Wall lockers? We had one foot locker. Single beds? We had metal-framed bunk beds. I wonder if they have maid service to make their beds. We made our own racks and if the DI couldn't bounce a quarter on it, it was torn apart and we had to make it again. Definitely more plush than I had it in the Marine Corps.

I remember those wash racks. At MCRD San Diego they were concrete with cold water only. We had clothes lines for drying but the DI's always made us take them down before they were dry so they turned moldy. Fun times.
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Old 07-20-2017, 01:44 PM
 
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..................and I bet the guys from WWI and II would sit there and tell all of you how easy you all had it! Times change ,simple.
No doubt some decurion told his recruits how back in his time, soldiers had to buy their own equipment and how everyone had grown soft after the Marian reforms.
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Old 07-20-2017, 02:29 PM
 
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I wonder whose job it is to make things all neat and orderly for the new recruits. what is their MOS? ha
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Old 07-21-2017, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Herndon, VA
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I came from money and my "job" was to keep up my g.p.a. and we always had help at home. I shocked my family to the core when I joined the Army as an Enlisted Soldier. We always had money thanks to my family, but my kids had chores from the time they were old enough to go to preschool (simple things like putting away their toys and clothes and other age appropriate chores as they grew up).

My Sister raised her kids they way we had been raised and they were shocked at the things my boys could do (they were the same ages).

The Army saved me from being an entitled little b***h.
Good for you!

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I wonder whose job it is to make things all neat and orderly for the new recruits. what is their MOS? ha
I pray it's not the drill/training instructors, because if so I will have lost all faith in humanity.
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Old 07-21-2017, 03:56 PM
 
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Now this is boot camp.


http://www.tcm.com/mediaroom/video/2...Chins-Up-.html
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Old 08-06-2017, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Baltimore
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I will say, I know for a fact, that Marine Corps Boot Camp is nothing like this. The Corps has done a pretty good job of keeping things as "old school" as possible. Obviously some things have changed but its nowhere close to the other branches.
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Old 08-08-2017, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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I will say, I know for a fact, that Marine Corps Boot Camp is nothing like this. The Corps has done a pretty good job of keeping things as "old school" as possible. Obviously some things have changed but its nowhere close to the other branches.


Hope your right. I support old school.


For me Parris Island summer of 1981 good times


At the end of this video I can picture the DIs running through that barracks flipping everything off the racks and screaming at the recruits to pick it back up....20 minutes later after racks are remade....repeat
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