Thursday, March 4, 2010
The "Johnny Reb Platoon"
Pictured above are some local guys from Baldwyn and the nearby area who joined the US Marine Corps in the late 50s. Top photo is when they enlisted and the lower is a followup photo from "boot camp" at Parris Island.
About that time the recruiters for all branches decided that in order to get more enlistees, they would let buddies remain together throughout their BT (basic training) and AIT (advanced individual training) if at all possible.
I don't know what happened to these guys after training. If anyone reads this who knows, please comment!
Thanks to Henry Outlaw and Nancy Faye Goodson Bruce.
Posted by Carl Houston at 8:48 PM