At age seventy-one and having been searching absolutely everywhere, I have yet yo find my grad book or because I was told that it got reprinted but was issued with the wrong numbers, also unable to find more info on that. Even my DI's can't be found.
PI, Plt # 339 Platoon, series #336. Jul 7, 1961 to Sep/Oct 1961. HDI, S/Sgt Rushing; ADI's Sgts Fox, Long and Phillips. We did extra weeks because of mess duty. The Series Commander was a 1st LT Silvers, just out of OCS.
This book and any photos (which would be all I had left) was to be given my son, the third in our three generation Marine family. I also have two step grandsons now serving at LeJeune.
As for weapons issued, we had the M1 at PI and at Geiger. I'm busily looking for an M1 Garand for home. As for chow, the only thing I do recall that I really liked was Sundays and the Baked Ham w/ raisin sauce. I have yet to find anything as great as that recipe.
Hopefully, as my health has really dropped, I can find my grad book. I was really pushed again with my search after reading about the 1973 fire and have come to understand how I got what sloppy records were left and why. The VA was the only place to get them… smudged and damaged. Cripes, I'd at least like to find a photo of me and get my certificates replaced along with my Medals.
For your time, my son and I want to thank you. Semper Fi.
Thearle J. Lacey 1970xxx