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JAG 03-05-2014 03:00 PM

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Available Recruit Book, Platoon 1014 PI - 1970

I have a Recruit Book for Platoon 1014, Parris Island 1970
This is book is in Good condition or better.
Bright Color and Black & White pages.

Book also includes the pages with individual recruit pictures.
I have pictures of the book available that can show the condition

Commenced Training: 12 OCT 1970
Completed Training: 14 DEC 1970

If anyone is interested in this book,
Let me know... 03-09-2014 01:58 PM

I'm looking for graduation book platoon 2062 1967 MCRD sometime in late November 1967
any help would be greatly appreciated.
Mike Kerrigan ph. 708-218-8763

MARINE42 03-09-2014 02:59 PM

I truly wish you luck as you can see from the date I join yfp I have been looking for my graduation book platoon 333 [July 1960 MCRD San Diego ] I have yet to hear of one..
semper fi,Brother

TerryLynn 04-11-2014 10:30 PM

Stolen Graduation Book
My suitcase was stolen from me on Camp Pendleton about 9 years ago. One of its contents was my red Graduation Book. I've been trying to replace it for years. I was on Parris Island from January 6th to April 2nd in 2004. I was in the 4th Recruit Training Battalion, Papa Company, Platoon 4009. If anyone can help me, I would greatly appreciate it. Semper Fidelis.

johnd2040784 04-17-2014 08:34 AM

Looking for Parris Island yearbook 1963 march to may 1963. [platoon 316] thank you John A. D'Aiuto

windrace 06-01-2014 04:51 PM


Originally Posted by dlsohio (Post 30708)
Looking for grad book, plt 232 graduated 1963 San Diego


There is currently a pltn 232 SD yearbook for sale on ebay.

I don't know the year but by the cover it looks like it might be early 60's. You need to contact the seller to see if your name is in the book.

Please let YFP know if this is your book. We always like it when we can help a Marine find his book.

Good luck.

PSGCARTER 06-05-2014 08:46 AM


Hello, (PSG Carter) I have been looking for a Platoon book for Platoon 144 15 July 1963 thru
18 Sep 1963. I see that you have one, please contact me. Thanks Sgt Carter

tmdunne 06-12-2014 05:55 AM

Former Sergeant Thomas M. Dunne, (304) 754-0030,, 531 Jade Court, Hedgesville, WV 25427-6720 wants a recruit graduation book for Plt. 271, Parris Island, 1 May, 1967 - 28 June, 1967. Drill Instructors were SSGT. David W. Sommers (11th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps), SGT. Randy P. Abernathy and SGT. C. W. Bilz.

RichRich 08-04-2014 02:10 PM

Platoon 257 July 9, 1968 Graduation
I have my Yearbook from Platoon 257
May 9, 1968 to July 9, 1968
SDI SSgt Robinson
ADI Sgt Ringer
SDI Sgt Bernard
Series Gunny GySgt Webb

Will look into having it scanned. Also just ordered my Platoon picture. Let's see if they have it.

Cpl Miller 08-04-2014 07:15 PM


What ever you can get scanned please send it to:

I'll make sure what ever you send gets into the database.

Thanks for your support Marine


RichRich 08-07-2014 06:58 AM


Originally Posted by Cpl Miller (Post 31821)

What ever you can get scanned please send it to:

I'll make sure what ever you send gets into the database.

Thanks for your support Marine


It's in bad shape but I'll try and clean it up. I just scanned the page with my picture on it and it came out okay.
Do you want just the back part dealing with my Platoon first?

Cpl Miller 08-07-2014 12:48 PM

Yes the pages we scan are from the DI page back. The pages from the front of the book to the DI page are pretty much generic for about every 10 year period.


MARINE42 08-07-2014 10:18 PM

still looking for my year book from San Diego july 1960 Plt. 333

Jeffhuey1n 11-13-2014 09:20 AM

I'm building a set for 2nd Battalion, Series 2081 and 2085, Platoons 2081 to 2088. I currently have 2081, 2082, 2085 and 2086, graduated 23 Dec 1981. Looking for 2083, 2084, 2087 and 2088 (my platoon).

Cpl Miller 11-15-2014 02:58 PM

Congratulations Marine Parker
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Another great day in returning history….
Congratulations go out to William Parker of Charlotte, NC for finding his graduation book at Yellow Footprints. Who says we can’t return history….this is proof we can.

You can see Williams Series 2052 at the following link:

Semper Fi Marine Parker

jerryd6818 11-16-2014 09:10 AM


Originally Posted by MARINE42 (Post 31586)
I truly wish you luck as you can see from the date I join yfp I have been looking for my graduation book platoon 333 [July 1960 MCRD San Diego ] I have yet to hear of one..
semper fi,Brother

I hear ya brother. My book was destroyed in a home plumbing incident back in the 1990s. I've been looking for a replacement for at least 15 years along with books for another couple of Marines. Nada.

However, while looking for members of my boot camp platoon, I eventually found all four of my Drill Instructors and one of them gave me his copy a year or so before he died. I guess the Drill Instructors get a copy from each platoon they train.

It's my opinion that the top two reasons a book becomes available is a marriage gone wrong with an angry, vindictive spouse or another old Marine reports for heavenly guard duty. Both are pretty sad.

jerryd6818 11-16-2014 10:20 AM

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Originally Posted by Cpl Miller (Post 31543)
For the record the books didn't start shipping from San Diego until 1953 and Parris Island started in 1950.

Platoon pictures however go back much farther like 1932

15 years ago when I started looking for my platoon book on eBay, I became interested in the changing cover designs and started saving a picture from each year at both the Recruit Depots. The first two are the earliest ones I've seen from San Diego. Both from 1952

The Parris Island date of 1950 is correct. The book shown here is from 1950 2nd Bn. I didn't record the platoon. The blue book is from 1948. It's a "Boot Pictorial". In my opinion, a precursor to the Platoon Books.

stan wahl 11-16-2014 10:57 AM

Hey There Jerry:....That was a good post brother...

I sent Gary and his team my graduation book and photo to scan some time ago..Really makes you proud to be a MARINE...Speaking of which..My step dad and my mother live in Tucon Az...He was a MARINE in Korea with the same MOS 2531..He showed me his.....

Good Football Brothers.............

windrace 11-19-2014 03:49 PM

Other than ebay, below are a couple of places to look for yearbooks.
The inventory changes everyday so you have to check frequently.
Also, the vendors often do not put either the date or the platoon number in their ads. If you search for a specific yearbook you might miss your book. It is better (but more work) to put in a broad search will get more results but you will have to sort through them to find a specific book. You might also have to contact the seller to see if it is your book. Most sellers will respond.

For the below links I searched "Marine Corps recruit depot". There are multiple results from these 2 searches.

Spiritwolf1 01-17-2015 06:15 PM

I am still looking for my grad book...MCRD PI Plt#339. 7 JUL 1961 to Sept 1961. CO's name was 1st Lt Silvers, HDI was SSgt Rushing, ADI's were Sgts Fox, Philips, Long. Was told that 1961 records were destroyed by fire. However I did see that someone had listed Plt#337 from that series #336. To Administrators, I'm 70 now but as I had discussed with you earlier, was going to get spinal surgery before I lost any more use of arms, hands, etc. Seems the fall that broke my back in four places will on duty years ago (T11-12; L1 & 2) smash a couple in my neck. All is fused and I'm recovering wearing full hard neck brace and then a soft collar. I just wish I could shorten the search for my book to give my Marine son before I pass. Do have a step grandson at Lejeune now and and a second shipping out to PI Jun this year (2015). Got to admit, we keep in the family, the best for the best. Any body, Please help. Semper Fi...God Bless all you brothers and sisters.
Pvt Thearle J. Lacey, Jr. 1970xxx

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