Thursday, December 10, 2015

Fort Ord Basic Training, 1969

Learning to salute during basic training at Fort Ord on Sept. 5, 1969.  (Monterey Herald Archives)

1 comment:

  1. Took boot camp in 2/1974. Super lucky because the drill sergeant was a local guy and knew my sister (and liked her) from SHS and my parents resided on the Monterey peninsula. Got to go home and drive my parent's car with blue officer sticker on rear bumper although I was a private. Still remember taking a fenced in boring class overlooking Hwy 1 and wishing I was back home. Viet Nam war was ending and I spent 18 months in Korea. I was 18 then.