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Published on Apr 22, 2012

Conclusion of My recent trip back to Parris Island, SC to see my friend's son graduate from boot camp, I learned that the old 3rd Battalion barracks were empty, and slated to be torn down. With permission, I was able to go to the hallowed ground, where I and so many others were trained to be Marines. This is my journey.

Comments • 11

Eugene Conklin
Great Videos Marine just listening to your voice I can tell you were very proud of your accomplishments as was every Marine who ever made it thru training .God Bless and thanks again !! Semper Fi Till I Die !!! OooRah !! India Co 3rd R T Plt. 3059 in 1969
Daniel Hernandez. Hernandez
great videos devil dog. I was in the same Battalion as you platoon 3117 India Company staff sergeant butts staff sergeant Kruger staff sergeant Allen and sergeant Corbin. September 17th 1993 to December 12th 1993. Semper Fi brother
AR John
Great videos Devil!! I recently went back to my barracks at MCRD San Diego with my son(how cool is that) and I can't tell you how nostalgic it was being in there after 21 years!! As I watch your videos and listen to your narrative, I can feel exactly what you're feeling, and sharing your sentiments as you revisit your old barracks at Parris Island, awesome stuff brother!!! It's sucks that they demolished those barracks being that they weren't that old, being built in 1960. Such a shame with all the Marines who have passed through those doors for 50+ years, such great history!!
Tony Blake
Excellent! Brings back memories, platoon 3089 "Hardcore" Co. 1980. Mountain climbers, get'em!! Too slow, leg lifts!
mcdonaldm73
Thanks for posting this. 3rd Battalion India Co. Plt. 3002, 1989-90 Thumpin' 3RD!
daniel n
3rd Battalion India Co. Plt. 3008
mrjodoku
3rd bn forever!!! The hardest on the island. Semper Fi
Faith Walker
my son said in one of his letters that his DI knows his name and that's a bad thing :(
POGMarineFPS The Gamers Lounge
Great Videos Brother. Went threw the same barracks in 2009. Have not seen the new ones, but I think the old ones where just fine. O' well Semper Fi -Cpl Davis
macmarine20
Thank you for these videos. I didn't know the old barracks and chow hall were getting torn down, until I stumbled upon your videos tonight. I wish I would have known sooner, so I could have taken a trip back myself. It's sad to see 3rd Battalion in that shape, but I guess change is inevitable. Thanks again and Semper Fi. 
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