I had to shrink the photo to get it to load. I'm in the front row, center, just left of the DI, holding God know what--probably some medal the platoon won. The DIs are Sgt. W. H. Harris, Sgt. E. Owens Jr & Sgt. M.P. Martin.
We had less than a week to graduation, to being called "Marine."
Two members of the platoon were dead in a couple of years, in Vietnam. About half were reservists, so didn't get to go to 'Nam.
Best thing I ever did. I'm sorry to be too old to serve again.