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Old 09-04-2009, 11:09 AM
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Since you have your DD-214, look on it for an active duty commencement (start) date. That would give you the day you left for boot camp.

In 1961, I believe boot camp was 8 weeks. (Correct me if I'm wrong, my brothers.) Then add 8 weeks to the boot camp start date, you'll have roughly the month and date that you graduated boot camp. From there we can check our database to get and idea of what other platoons would have graduated around the time you did. And it would give us an approximate platoon number to search for.

It would also help if you can remember if your recruit barracks was near the rifle range or the parade deck so we could narrow down the battalion you went through training with.

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