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chrono68w
02-12-2012, 07:41 AM
This is kind of old but a great documentary on Recruit Training for those members here who are or once were in the Marine Corps. Also for anyone interested in Joining the Marine Corps.

Ears, Open. Eyeballs Click Pt 1 - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsJ_Wv28zVo)

(EDIT: To eliminate disappointment, I want to state that this takes place in MRCD San Diago)

CWO Sharkey
02-12-2012, 08:53 AM
When I saw the title of the thread, I thought to myself, "That sounds like the Marine Corps?" lol. As a Parris Island Marine, I almost stopped watching it when he said "California" (San Diego Hollywood Marine) lol.

UCPharmD
02-12-2012, 09:26 AM
When I saw the title of the thread, I thought to myself, "That sounds like the Marine Corps?" lol. As a Parris Island Marine, I almost stopped watching it when he said "California" (San Diego Hollywood Marine) lol.

Same here. MCRD San Diego just doesn't carry with it the same amount of fear that Parris Island does.

chrono68w
02-12-2012, 09:42 AM
Ha ha ha, there's nothing wrong with Hollywood marines, remember that it depends on where people live. >_< Anyway, the documentary is also censored obviously since they are constantly on camera. Still good though.

CWO Sharkey
02-12-2012, 09:46 AM
Yes. East of the Mississippi went through harder training lol. I been through MCRD San Diego a couple of times and the time I went there (I stayed at the transient barracks) to take a bus to Pendleton since I was going to Okinawa; I saw grand differences that solidified for me that PI was the hardest of the two.

UCPharmD
02-12-2012, 09:47 AM
There was a documentary on either Discovery or History Channel about MCRD Parris Island that had my Drill Instructors in it probably about 10 years ago. I haven't been able to find it though.

UCPharmD
02-12-2012, 09:48 AM
For the record.. my DI's would say "Ears" and we would say "Open Sir" and "Eyeballs" was "Snap."

CWO Sharkey
02-12-2012, 09:53 AM
Or they would say the last two of your platoon number and you will say "SNAP".

"Eyeballs!" Response is "Snap Sir"

"58!" Response is "SNAP!"

That bay in the video reminds me of 1st and 2nd BN by the rifle range. I had the small, narrower bays being in 3rd BN, I Co.

CWO Sharkey
02-12-2012, 09:55 AM
I found the 3rd BN Squad Bay


http://www.youtube.com/v/muNryfSVILM

booyah!! lol

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f252/signalwarrant/warrantsignal/alwaysamarine.jpg

chrono68w
02-12-2012, 09:55 AM
Yeah, not sure when they started saying "click", but it was there by 2005. Also I edited the post to warn future viewers that it takes place in San Diago lol.

UCPharmD
02-12-2012, 10:09 AM
Oh yeah I miss those blue 3rd Bn PT shirts. I bought the very last one at the PX on our family day.

chrono68w
02-12-2012, 10:15 AM
Everyone is so skinny on their Marine Corps photos lol. I had the dream and desire of being a Marine, it's all I wanted and well, lets just say it didn't work out thanks to an injury and I found myself back home. Army took me though months later. It's still something that will always be in the back of my head however.

CWO Sharkey
02-12-2012, 10:58 AM
I was sixty pounds lighter back then plus I double my calorie intake and still lost weight. I bulked up during my time in Okinawa.

I havent been this cut since then lol
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f252/signalwarrant/warrantsignal/Marinelou.jpg
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f252/signalwarrant/warrantsignal/scan0004.jpg

CWO Sharkey
02-12-2012, 10:59 AM
You look like a cousin I have in the AF chrono.

chrono68w
02-12-2012, 11:06 AM
Thanks for the photos, ha ha ha. No, no family in the AF, not that I know of anyway, who knows, I could have a half brother or something running around somewhere.

Grunt Medic TXARNG
02-12-2012, 01:23 PM
Just like all training units, each has their own standards. Platoon 2057 at MCRD San Diego in Summer, 1987 was "Eyeballs", - "CLICK, SIR!", and "Ears" - "OPEN, SIR!"

As to whether MCRD PI or MCRD SS was tougher - every Marine will have his own opinion. If you aren't a Marine, then you have NO right to an opinion. My view only.

UCPharmD
02-12-2012, 01:27 PM
I did feel bad for Hollywood Marines... how much it would have sucked to see the planes flying away and downtown San Diego. I preferred to be in the back woods of PI where I had no distractions.... and no hope of escape. lol