BASIC TRAINING 1962
(WHAT A JOKE)
Started Basic in September 1962
Weapon Serial #1951, M-1 Rifle

The company that started right after me were issued brand new M-14s.
They were all Cubans and they sang Cadence in Spanish.
(Who would of guessed we were training them for the second Bay of Pigs.)
Things I Learned in Basic Training, Ironing clothes and spit shining boots and floors (I already knew how to drink beer!)
Notice the rifle racks, with weapons. This was in 1962 when soldiers could be trusted with weapons. 1962 and I don't remember anyones name.
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