Rainer was awesome. Late 69 Fort Lewis B-3-1 I went to Nam with the 1st CavI got a letter from my bunk-mate Gary Baker from SimiValley CA who went in with the 82nd Airborne at Cam Ranh Bay. never heard from him again. North Fort Barracks Fort Lewis, WA Military Bases - MapQuest Get directions, reviews and information for North Fort Barracks in Fort Lewis, WA. I enlisted to be a social worker and psychiatric helper which I was guaranteed by the US Army. So many memories. I want to thank him and every vet out there for sacrificing everything. I was there from May 26 through the end of July. Jim, I was there the same time, Nov 1970 - Jan 1971, Alpha 1-1. Sgt. I probably wouldn't recognize the place. So you were there in the cycle before me. nov 69 north fort , was coldfor this california boy ..119 pound go get'er i sometimes wonder what ever happened to all the guys my memory blends all-into-one with the various duty stations and experiences. He was a Drill Sgt. I believe you might have graduated with my grandfather (Rush Tissnolthtos) who unfortunately just recently passed away. There must have been list because the machines were in constant use but there was no quibbling about who was next. I was in E-1-1 from Sept 1969 to Dec. We had a lot of upper respiratory infections. I visited theLew 20 years later for fun and wow all the memories. My picture was missed placed yrs ago so i dont have it to look at to recall those days. Would like to get a copy. Project Name: Fort Lewis Barracks. D Block was demolished in 2019. I know he told me he was behind the big gun with big shells so I am assuming some form of Howitzer. August 1971 - December 1971 I drove through there about a decade ago. Some dreery days in the motorpool. Lucius Thomas. I took basic at Lewis in March-April of 1967 D-2-2 Spent one week at North Fort then we transferred to the "new" 3-story concrete barracks next to the airfield. There are a wide variety of rentals available near the base. The forest is massive and I'm a believer. Hawk Patrick Flanagan I had authority over kitchen staff. I distinctly remember are welcome as we got of the bus from the train depot every expletive you can imagine came out of the DS mouth. I assume that you were in the same training area in D Block in North Fort? (We can do!) Was in basic training around the same time. Phillip Williamson I also was there for BCT with B 1 1 same time as you June 71 our D I was Sgt Graciano what an experience, I was in B11 July of 68, young pup for Sgt. FEB. 28 - MARCH 3 TRAINING ALERT: Joint Base Lewis-McChord will conduct day and nighttime artillery, demolitions, and mortar training from Feb. 28 at 12 a.m. to March 3 at 11:59 p.m. For more. Rough 8 weeks there. U.S. Passport or U.S. Passport Card I'm trying to remember my infantry training unitmaybe A-1-3; almost all of those buildings were gone. I remember the big guy by the name of Spicer. Probably the same short, thin, white, young, recent Vn returnee. They then returned me to Ft Lewis WA and assigned me to Madigan General Hospital. Against Football Most of the troops were going to the war zone those days, where it was too hot in more ways than one. Remember Ft. Lewis very well. It also impacts people who need visitor passes for unescorted base access to visit friends, family, the museums, hospital or other locations on either JBLM or YTC. We graduated basic in a snow storm in fatigues. Also drafted Jan 20,1971 basic at fort Lewis also B 5 2 1st platoon.. A.I.T at fort Rucker Ala. MOS 51M20 firefighter. Can someone tell me what the numbers following the company letter indicate? Dispensary 7 North Fort served BCT and AIT. Retirement and Weltschmerz. We spent nearly 2 hours on the base. All windows were open about 8" at night to prevent colds. I was sent to Fort Lewis Washington for Basic Training in early 1968, and it was miserable. 360-456-7368. The whole platoon was made up of draftee's from Arizona except for 3 of us. John Trainor July 30, 1970 to September 3rd or so. I needed a copy of my DD-214 not long ago. Ahh those memories of walking fire watch many nights. I was there in B-1-1 June thru Labor Day 1969. February 2018 Moore was everyone's hero. Richard Nixon Quote Good one to. His Charlie Company comrades knew him as Hoss. He was hard but fair. Went out once a week. Not sure about the date I arrived at fort Lewis it was only temporary. I was there February 1971 B11. Other guys had Ft Lewis orders but for the Transfer point to VN. He was tough but fair and an awesome teacher. Trying to find platoon photos. At the motor pool you stood next to a light pole that covered an area about 20 feet in diameter. Was in B-1-1 April 1968. My last week of basic I was given my alert orders to go to Fort Sam Houston to be a medic.. Surprised to see someone I remember. E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Had to scrub the place top to bottom. He got sent out right from graduation and never received his book with all the photographs. From Ft Lewis to GA to Virginia to helicopter training then 2 tours in Vietnam. If I were googling the area of the old barracks for basic training or the streets where would I look..I remember towards the end of our Basic Mar 68 we all marched down to the theater and got to see the move The Sand Pebbles, looks like I found my old barracks..6A 6036-01..found this # on my old army records, am I reading it right I would have been in A Block building 6036..A Co 5th BN 1st BDE May 1968. It was the A12 version, green with a black fiberglass hood and a 440 6 pack. I had occasion to rn into him at a conference in Southern Utah in the 90's. Got my covid shots at the VA clinic here in the Villages,Fl. Vince Gerling. Two of my cousins went thru Ft Lewis Oct- Dec 68 Thanks, Sgt Lamb was our DI April to July 1969. My son will have to get us on base as he has a military ID. C-4-2 Chargin Charlie. . Audiobook The sites are McChord Air Force Base and Fort Lewis, both located just south of Tacoma. Tim Woodward Lt. Klippel was our CO. We were confined to the company area, except for training, due to meningitis concerns. I graduated in August 1968. A-3-1 4 May 70 - 2 July 70 Practiced every evening with the other 4 Companies that made up the Battalion for Graduation Parade. Forces Secure Leyte, Philippines December 25, 2021. I never talked to a gunner, but I'm sure it was either lazy day or really hard work. My wife visited a friend in Olympia and probably drove near the base with our daughter inlaw. One day during a forced march, it rained, hailed, snowed, then the sun came out, and it rained again. He listened, then said Didnt they tell on the first day never to give money to anyone? Canned answer; hed been there before. I am looking for my Basic Training graduation picture, (July 1969), if someone has a copy. Lanaman was also in the Co. Pilot Lot of rain. Your grandfather was most likely engaged in saving a lot of American lives at the expense of the bad guys. Discover the past of Joint Base Lewis-McChord on historical maps. West Coast Self-Storage Dupont (253) 964-8888. Signed up in San Antonio, Tx. Free shipping for many products! building. Monte Allen It is ready to crumble. Yeah I was there B32 (7/28/70 to 10/28) under Sgt. Spanaway 1 : 24000. Our Drill Sgt. Him and Horn..! Sorry buddy, but your unit was not the first all volunteer group. Both served in World War ll. I was drafted August 28,1968 houses in Ere Drill Sgt Leheigh It was miserable it rained almost everyday. In Sept of 68 I was transfered to the 296 guard company. Fort Lewis 1 : 24000. I was 3rd sqd leader. March 2018 Drafted 1-28-71 shipped out to ft Lewis from Chicago D-1-1 With Sgt Sherman- short guy loved to sing and yelled at your chest cause he didn't want yo look up - departed in April to ft Sill OK for artillary then Germany for 13 months 3rd Inf Division hdqtrs sp5 - then back to Illinois - remember the dying cockroak, Do you remember me, DS Lanham. Zimmerman was a squad leader. Spanaway 1 : 24000 . Hate to see them go, though; they were symbolic of a no-frills draft-era army where creature comforts for the troops were not a consideration. You would be hard put to find an activity that you could not do in this area. It was raining the whole time there! Only to be sent to Ft. Lewis at a moments notice. I was in B-52 at Fort Lewis Washington in August of 1968. I went on to Fort Lee VA right after basic. And corporal Redman train for DI school. Remember the old buildings well. Most of my company was from Texas. 8th Brigade Army ROTC . Caught the chicken pox and was in hospital got recycled to a B ,can't remember . I was in C-5-2 Late 68 next door. I hated Ft. Lewis because every morning it was either raining or freezing. I was in B -3-2. Thru Port Angeles and stopped at Lake Crescent. Now I've never been much for schadenfreude, but damn, sometimes a fellow just must indulge. Memorial Day Was there June 68, D-5-2. Lol. I was in Fort Lewis BCT, D-3-2, from July 1971 to September 1971. Oct.1968. Was Sgt. There is only one recruit's name I remember; Alosisus (sp?) Over 302,000 soldiers received basic training at Fort Lewis between 1966 and 1972. Stayed at Lewis in a training unit S4 until August and ended up in England for a year in Finance. That guy followed me to Vietnam and then to Germany! Good times because I was with some of the best men Ive ever met. Ken Rodgers We were activated a few times for riots and Weather extremes. Fort lewis, WA 10-Day Weather Forecast - The Weather Channel | Weather.com 10 Day Weather - Fort lewis, WA As of 2:34 am PST Tonight --/ 29 1% Tue 31 | Night 29 1% SE 3 mph A few. Entdecke Fort Lewis Washington Offiziersquartier RPPC Foto Postkarte in groer Auswahl Vergleichen Angebote und Preise Online kaufen bei eBay Kostenlose Lieferung fr viele Artikel! Are platoon got Senior DI Veliz. If i remember right i think everybody had to get some kind of shot. I am a graduate from the class of second platoon, D Company, 5th Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 10 cycle (D-5-2). Wallace. Job Title: System Administrator Job Location: Fort Lewis, WA Job Code: CS20220510-91500 Job Description: Intermediate professional with practical knowledge of job area. I am proud to have trained under him and will never forget what he did for us. B11 I think we were called the rats or something like that. My wife is a big Twilight Saga fan. email@example.com My D.I was Sgt. 20/20 hindsight. AIT & Duty: Military Police 2/67-10/67 The VA takes care of my health needs and it seems strange that all those old guys around there (Minneapolis) are the same vibrant young soldiers during the Vietnam war. Our Barracks were storage Barracks when we got there. That was B-2-3. Big sign on the corner it says (Who Dares Wins). Driver license or identification card issued by a State or outlying U.S. possession that is Real ID compliant. My grandfather was drafted into the Army from Nashville, TN sometime in 1967. The inspection of our bunks was so rigid that most of us made up our bunks to specification, and then slept on top of that in our full gear so we would not mess it up when we got up in the morning. Rainier. Full-Time. Does anyone know if AIT organized enlistees/training according to who was Vietnam-bound? I have fairly bad COPD but am still better off than many of them. Needless to say spotless before we moved in. Home on leave for 30 days and off to The 7th Inf Div in Korea where I spent the rest of my hitch. Sgt Hungerford E-5 was DI. Thanks just the same. Most of those barracks were built for WW II and are still standing today. Located in the Puget Sound region just south of Tacoma, Washington, Joint Base Lewis McChord is a premier installation in the Pacific Northwest.It provides world-class installation support to more than 40,000 Active-Duty, Guard, and Reserve service members and around 15,000 civilian workers. Drill Sgt. Those old barracks have been demolished and the road we fell out on is now open to the public. plt. Camp Lejeune is unfortunately the flagship of contamination on a long list of other contaminated U.S. military installations. Even though my name started with "B", my place in the platoon was last row on the left. I cant help but wonder what ever happened to these individuals. March 2015 Drill Sgt Dennison / Captain J.E. Dong Tam, May 1969 to MACV Tm 75, 7th ARVN Div Recon Co., flew home Thanksgiving Day 1969. The hottest month of the year in Fort Lewis is August, with an average high of 78F and low of 54F. I mentioned above that I pinched an ashtray from the messhall. Lol. John Trainor, great warrior, learned much from him, things I applied to life, to this day serves me well. Fort McCoy Resident Unit 1681 West Eaton Road Was your grandpa or is your grandpa from Idaho? Washington is one of five states (along with Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri and New Mexico) that do not comply with this law. Drill instuctors were Colvin and Carter. B-5-2 April-May 1968. I did basic there in April 1971 (D-4-1) They had a G.I holding a severed head of a VC on the outer tool locker. Vietnam Helicopter Crew Members Association I was the only Nebraskan. was in B-1-1 with DI David Estes next door to Fagan. STILL trying to get a copy of my Basic Training graduation picture, A-3-2, JULY 1969. DI was Sgt Alley who was about 5'5" but came off at about 6'10". John P. Trainor. I was in c 3 2 April 68 to June. When we complained, he said with a grin he never said we could keep it. I went to Ft Ord CA and ended up as an OJT paper pusher. Back in the day when everyone had a prefix in their service number. I took my two sons who were 10 and 13 in 1987. Take a 90-minute scenic drive to the majestic Cascade Mountains, or visit the region's most recognizable landmark, Mt. If you are a veteran who served at Fort Lewis, you may be entitled to money to pay for your medical bills due to your exposure to these harmful chemicals. there in years and barracks told that story. Comments? I escaped b/c I didnt want to be recycled. National Veterans Art Museum He said he ran his duty rosters from Z to A because of that. His friends called him "Rod." He went duck hunting with his brother on Spokane's Snake River in 1972. Our DI was dubbed Double Time Philipswe stacked rocks on all of our breaks during training.we left 10 ft piles of rocks all over a north Fort. I was a Bear Cat for a short time-Working with the Royal Thai Army on some special missions- This would have been late in 1968-I also did some "work" with the Aussies at Nui-Dat too. No doctor. It was pretty slick. Then to Wertheim, Germany where I became the battery clerk. 360-688-4073. 3802. Old memories, good now in retrospect. Dispatches I don't think his uniform was green so much in the end. Your post was Jan 2018 so maybe I hope by now you have found him. I covered BCT and 11B AIT with field ambulance and when I made Sp/4 was moved to emergency ambulance at North Fort Dispensary 7 or Dispensary 2 near some relatively new barracks but not on main post. Interesting activity after being assigned to my job in the post headquarters. Fort Lewis 1 : 24000. firstname.lastname@example.org, I remember very well having to do guard Duty have nighttime had to be fully dressed in fatigues and walk back and forth in that cold Barrett then I have to wake up my other buddy to take over, Looking for anybody that might have been there in between January of 1970 to the summer. Had a good friend Carl Robert's, after basic went to 543 supply co, and then to 63rd ord co until Jan 22 1971. I was in A42 for 9 weeks starting Aug 25 1970. Correction. We have questions to ask about my dad and am searching for people who he may have been close to him in his time in Vietnam. I served 18 months and 5 days. They now fall under the authority of the Army and are referred to as Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The free, interactive app helps you better understand all that you need to do. The drill sgt called us Ridge Runners and asked if people in Tn wore shoes. Physically I did well but knew their goal was team building because of Psych degree I already held when drafted and I was 22 years old. I made him laugh once when I asked him how to stop my socks from falling down and bunching up at the toe. It had a mural of a severed VC head on a bayonet with slogan on it: To kill and have no mercy. Spokesman-Review I was in that BCT unit 3 years earlier, so I'm sure the command personnel had changed by the time you were there. We had some reserve drill sgts for their 2 weeks and they had a hard time keeping up with us. Charlie Company Walker were in charge of our training. About the Position: 108th Training Command, Initial Entry Training (IET), 4 BN/414, 1 Brigade, 104 Training Division, located in Fort Lewis, Washington. Drill Sgt. Not sure where you were located at Fort Lewis, but most of the buildings in D Block in the North Fort area have been demolished. Does anyone remember my father Arthur Swanson? D-3/1. Your grandfather was probably stationed at Fort Lewis, Washington. I went to the LPC course after basic to become a squad leader at Infantry AIT, then straight to D-2/3 across the parade field. I was in B-5-2 from January 23, 1969, to around 1st of April 1969, then off to Ft. Ord. First units to go through basic since korean war. D'Wayne Hodgin Went through basic training at old fort lewis in feb'71 to Apr'71. We were next to East Drive which is now open to the public. Paul Ridley He is PFC Robert (Bob) Dodge. Grady Myers 2nd Platoon. If I had still been in training, I would have been recycled. Does anybody recall the address of those baracks? Dave Mueller I was in D-2-2. Sgt Shields, do you remember what shots they gave us with the "guns" and when we did gas mask training did they use real mustard gas? Grady was an M-60 machine gunner in The U.S. Army's Company Cs 2nd Platoon, 1st Battalion, 8th Regiment, 4th Infantry Division in late 1968 and early 1969. May 2014 I never bitched though. I took basic training at Ft. Lewis NOrth Fort March13 -May 15 1970. U.S. ARMY INSTALLATION MANAGEMENT COMMAND, "We Are the Army's Home - Jeffrey Fellin Thanks. ( Drill Sergeants: GRAVES, KINCADE OR possibly FORCADE ). Germany 1-1-68 to 3-68, A co., 1/13th Inf, Mech, Plt ldr, Co. XO; Jungle School, Panama CZ March-Apl, 1969; HHCo, 9th Div. Neill Public Library I was there april 17 th 1969 to July. Where were you from? I was from the bay area when I went in the Army, the city was Vallejo, Ca. July 1968. Steve Almond Dale. (I have to go now). Hi soldiers! I'd like to thank them for their ultimate sacrifice. DIs Brochette and Collins, C-4-2 Charging Charlie DS Mouton, we called ourselves Mouton's Raiders, Should have expanded a little, Aug 1970-Oct 1970, C-4-2, Chargin Charlie, DIs SSG Collins, a good man, and SGT Brochette. Easiest basic anyone ever did. Ernest Hemingway Couldn't toss them. Began BCT June 1969 in B-1-1 starring DI Robert P Fagan (RIP, Texas) I was at Ft Ord, Ft Sam Houston, and CINCPAC HI Still have pictures, a handful of the gray stones covering the base and an ashtray I stole from the back of the messhall. I remember the low crawl pit, standing in the rain and snow at 5 ama 20 mile night march with 85 lb packsthe silence on the bus on our way.the long flight to the Nam on a stretch 8.and finally an exit from the madness.to face the impossible task of putting your life back togetherI am not home yet. My dad was a DS in Fort Lewis at that time. Then assigned after zero week of testing, KP and other duties moved to Company A-3-1 to begin eight weeks of Basic Combat Training which included bed making, using a buffer, rolling and folding underwear etc. You must remember the B-1-1 CO. A big guy in tailored fatigues, CIB,etc. All in All it was a good time and i got alot of great memories and the VA is still taken care of me. I was with B-3-2. But this left me with so many questions, I wish I could have been a bit older to speak to him about it. fort lewis washington army base fort benning army charles de gaulle airport Nobody stopped me when ai drove in then.but I did not stop for the guard. Visit Our Website. Remember the winter of 69,was supposed to do BCT at ft. BLISS TX. Joint Base Lewis Mcchord Foreign passport with a current arrival-departure record or foreign passport with INS Form I-94/I- 94A bearing the same names as the passport and containing an endorsement of the aliens nonimmigrant status, if that status authorizes the alien to work for an employer Plei Trap A drill sergeant from another barracks went nuts and stabbed a member of our company one night while he was on fire watch. My grandfather was in Fort Lewis for basic, graduated in 70. Was he a squad leader? The first new three-story barracks quadrangle opened on November 29, 1927, housing a field artillery regiment, today buildings 2019, 2020, and 2021 between Montana Street (now Pendleton Street) and California (Liggett Street). I believe the highway going past the barracks is now open to the public, but the barracks are now gone. Did 3 years, wanted to do 20 but my family came first so did great anyway. a co. 2 bn 2 bde graduation march 1971 email@example.com, I was in a-4-1- 4th. Pleiku to Ane Khe to long Than and the Delta to camp BearCat and 1969 to 71 A228TH AVN BATALLION 1st CAV Crew Chief Chinooks. My bunk mate came down with Meningitis, but survived. The 14th and the 296th were right next to each other. Basic at Lewis Nov 69-Jan70. Drill Sergeant Davila. There were 12 of us from different areas of TN. Suddenly, in the dark, we were attacked by elements of the trainers who charged our positions. . When I was in Vietnam, we were on a hill for a few months. I took BCT on North Fort Lewis 1971 (Oct to Dec) A-3-2 1st Platoon Drill Sgt. Phil, the MP advised everything changed after 911. Really had a lot of respect for that guy. Suspect that may have been a standard line for the Top. They are HQ for NW US ROTC. This page will introduce newcomers to all JBLM has to offer. Got early out due to RIF 1972. I remember seeing his uniform patches when I was a child, and he had a patch from the Americal Division, another from Sixth Army and an engineer patch with the motto "This We'll Defend." Does anybody remember the DI's name? Fort Lewis Housing Services Office. U.S. Government issued, authenticated Federal PIV credentials, I recently took a tour with my grandson. I lived on Ft Lewis as a kid in 1966 and 1967. Since our BTC was the first ALL Volunteer group to cycle through Ft Lewis, the Cadre did not meds with us at all day or night. Grady Myers Do you know how long a GD medic lasts in Viet Nam Colton? I was C-4-2 3rd platoon, Ssgt Collins and Sgt Brochettes. I was there for basic training June 1971. D 1 1. I have forgotten! Had a great meal in the downtown area at a fine restaurant. Randy, hope you get this. Wonder how he ponied up a down payment for that on an Acting Jack's pay.On Monday, the DI was foaming at the mouth and as we marched down the company street, there sat his Super Bee. JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD - In answer to the ongoing housing needs at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, garrison leaders recently announced new homes will be built in the Meriwether Landing community, on Lewis North, in 2027. Ssgt Tanksley. I was in B-3-1 and graduated in Nov 70. They'll have a special story time, crafts and games. Fort Lewis, home of the 627th Air Base Group, in Washington, has been the home to thousands of veterans. At the hospital they assigned me to Madigan B Company Ambulance Section at Main Post right next to Main Post Dispensary. My boots are out there too. I was drafted in May of 1968 from Omaha, NE. Woke up with snow on our heads a couple of times. Starting 1-20-71. Home Realizacje i porady Bez kategorii fort lewis, washington barracks. I went thru basic training on N. Fort Lewis 1969. Rainier in the sun the day we drew gear (Nov 7 or 8) then it rained or snowed every day after. But that said, what is needed to be done has to be done. Most of us were from Utah. A l l is mighty Fine! It was trashed; yep, he piled it up. Californian Mod Squad. Convenient and Affordable. I would graduate 2 July70 as E2 based on performance and testing or so I guess. November 2017 The outside portion was 13 red and white stripes, and when you swung both doors open, there was a field of blue, with 50 stars. I was drafted, at the time I thought the world was against me.but now I see it as the best thing that could of happened. Not too many Canadians in basic, but didnt know any better at that age. Arizona guys, some Nebraskans, and a few from Chicago and Gary IN, good training, Mt Rainier was a pretty remarkable sight. but I was there FEB 18, 1969' thru Basic Training then stayed there (no leave) for AIT 11B Infantry training, then to Vietnam. Volunteered for the draft and inducted 4 December 1968, not quite 17 and-a-half, from Alaska. Please add me to your E-Mail/Comments list. It is nostalgic thinking back to the wet climate and knowing that we stated in the same place, unchanged that so many American heroes once did. Steve, the only thing I can say that makes sense from your time to mine was the losses during Tet early 1968, they needed you and you were one of the best they had so they made an exception. My Drill Sgt. I saw him in Da Nang, Vietnam during the war. Made SP/5 August 71 and thenwith a 110 day drop ETSed Jan 72. D-5-2. Was that John Zimmerman. I've not seen any of them since. Thanks , I was flown to 4th Platoon, Drill Sgt. Everybody had to have there picture taken with that in it! First meal was a bowl of beans at about 2am when I got there. I would love to talk with someone from that era. Brings back many memories. It was cold, wet and miserable. After basic I spent 16 months there with the 94th Evac Hospital. We were confined to the barracks and mess hall due to the meningitis outbreak at the time. E-1-2 basic training. Sept - Dec 1968. D52. My company was C 3 2. In 1987 the North Fort was just the same as in 1971you could almost hear the cadence of marching troops ghostly down the streets. He said it was because 5 or six guys had just died in the Fort hosp. B-2-2 Drill Sgt. US ARMY Fort Lewis barracks tour 2018 ItsabelBD 57 subscribers Subscribe 13K views 4 years ago Just wanted to show you what the Fort Lewis barracks look like, this is my set up and it's a. Fort Belvoir Resident Agency . Ours was DS Robles an E6 who had been to VN as 11B. He was my drill sergeant in boot camp in 1970 and looking for some information for a Little Help from the Army which I've never had, D-2-7. Sherman Alexie How i hated it then but enjoy thinking about it now! Basic: B-1-1 11/9/66 - 2/67. I was in 3rd platoon B-5-1 13th basic cycle the name Swanson does sound familiar I have a picture of the platoon with our DI I'll have to check it out and see if I can read the name on his field jacket. People without a Washington State Enhanced Drivers License or ID must provide one of the following forms of ID to get a base pass: Brown (1-11-1967 -0 wk. Email me I think we might have gone through basic in the same barraks, I was in E-3-2 March to May 1970. I had a great tour in Europe. Drill Sgt Delano and Sgt. Average Temperature in Fort Lewis The warm season lasts for 2.8 months, from June 23 to September 16, with an average daily high temperature above 72F. AKA Hodge Philadelphia.7/9/1969 Basic training at Fort Bragg NC. Our DI was awesome, but when he was gone for a few days, the DI from a neighboring platoon substituted for him. We were there longer because of the IG inspection. I don't remember his first name. Nevertheless, I hope you get your questions answered. Assigned to base headquarters Plans and Training Directorate office. Drill Sargent Mouton we called ourselves Mouton's Raiders. Learned what a front leaning rest was right away. Not a Bad Training Cycle. Fort Lewis (Washington), a former United States Army post (1917-2010) in the U.S. State of Washington Fort Lewis Internment Camp, a former internment camp (1942-1943) at Fort Lewis, Washington Fort Lewis Six, a 1970 event at Fort Lewis, Washington Joint Base Lewis-McChord, a joint military base into which Fort Lewis, Washington, was consolidated So they let me go home for his funeral. Walt Morrow I was there, early in 1970, C-4-2 Charging Charlie, our fearless leader was Sergeant Mouton we were called Mouton's raiders. 3rd Battalion I remember the 20 mile force March, they don't work trainees as they did then. Salute out to D.5.2 (Aug 1968 to Oct 1968) He gave me a bottle of cough syrup. LOL!! Most of us seemed older--20 or older. Did you make the trip to Fort Lewis? Shepard a really tall, black guy? After AIT I was assigned to Ft Lewis again but not to the VN transfer point instead my orders were for Madigan General Hospital. I stayed in these barracks in 2004 for a detainee ops training prior to shipping off to Guantanamo. . I was in D 1 1 at that time. Most of the guys went 11-B infantry to Vietnam and I was fortunate to go to Germany after training at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma. U.S. Army Basic Combat Training, Ft. Lewis, Washington "I enlisted in the Army on February 19, 1968. Was sent to Ft. Ord August of 1968 came down with meningitis, but.! Ala. 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