Fort Lewis basic training and Leadership Training School

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Jose Ortega

Bakersfield, CA

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Jun 13, 2011
 
Anybody out there took basic in Ft Lewis, Co A, 1st Btn, 1st Brigade, July-Aug 1971? Remenber guys like Evan-John, Ditsmoore, "Crickett?" Drill Seargent James? Sr. Drill Seargent Perez? I was squad leader, platoon leader, company leader. My second in basic was a tall, gentle Swede dude, red head and freckles. Later two of us were selected for Leadership Training School before 11B AIT and Vietnam. I wound up in Fort Gordon GA and later in 11th Armored Cavalry patroling Chek and Russian borders. I'd like to hear from you.
michael nickerson

Columbus, OH

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Jun 14, 2011
 
i took basic there in 1971 but at A 2 1..i am trying to find my basic training picture there can u help
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michaelvnickersonsr@yahoo.com
Jose Ortega wrote:
Anybody out there took basic in Ft Lewis, Co A, 1st Btn, 1st Brigade, July-Aug 1971? Remenber guys like Evan-John, Ditsmoore, "Crickett?" Drill Seargent James? Sr. Drill Seargent Perez? I was squad leader, platoon leader, company leader. My second in basic was a tall, gentle Swede dude, red head and freckles. Later two of us were selected for Leadership Training School before 11B AIT and Vietnam. I wound up in Fort Gordon GA and later in 11th Armored Cavalry patroling Chek and Russian borders. I'd like to hear from you.
michael nickerson

Columbus, OH

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Jun 14, 2011
 
i took basic at Ft Lewis begining 10 sept 1971
i am trying to find my picture from the graduation album
A 2 1
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Jose Ortega

Bakersfield, CA

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Jun 14, 2011
 
Hey, Michael, I'm sure I have a pic of my A-1-1 company in basic. I'll try to send you a copy in a couple of days. Maybe you got to buddy-up with some of these guys back then. Our CO was cpt Quilling, if you recognize the name. Please post any other info/pictures you might find about the old AIT 11Bs or 11Cs.
Phil Williamson

Hillsboro, OR

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Aug 1, 2011
 
Jose Ortega wrote:
Anybody out there took basic in Ft Lewis, Co A, 1st Btn, 1st Brigade, July-Aug 1971? Remenber guys like Evan-John, Ditsmoore, "Crickett?" Drill Seargent James? Sr. Drill Seargent Perez? I was squad leader, platoon leader, company leader. My second in basic was a tall, gentle Swede dude, red head and freckles. Later two of us were selected for Leadership Training School before 11B AIT and Vietnam. I wound up in Fort Gordon GA and later in 11th Armored Cavalry patroling Chek and Russian borders. I'd like to hear from you.
I was in B-1-1 at that time. 6 years later, I was assigned to the same barracks at Ft. Lewis (came back from Okinawa)...except it was now 268th Signal Battalion.
Jose Ortega

Bakersfield, CA

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Aug 1, 2011
 
Phil, Do you have or do you know if there are platoon or Btn pictures at some public information office?-Or other records or rosters? I looked but couldn't find much. I only have a picture of my company from basic (A-1-1.
Phil Williamson

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Aug 2, 2011
 
Jose Ortega wrote:
Phil, Do you have or do you know if there are platoon or Btn pictures at some public information office?-Or other records or rosters? I looked but couldn't find much. I only have a picture of my company from basic (A-1-1.
I don't have any photos from basic. All I have left are a few prints from Okinawa (73-75) and a couple from when I was stationed at Bragg (50th signal battalion).

I wonder if they kept photo records at Lewis? I know several young'uns stationed there I could ask. I'd really enjoy having a pic of my class. Never thought I'd be thinking that after all these years.:)
Jess

Fort Stewart, GA

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Sep 14, 2011
 
Was anyone stationed at Lewis from 1980-85'???

My dad was there and he wants me to try to find old buddies

John Moss
109th M.I.
S.E.W.I.

Thats what i got from him anyways
dave purmela tx

Lometa, TX

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Nov 5, 2011
 
D-5-2 Nov71 to Feb Mar73 Somewhere have my picture, will have to locate it. Had a DI with a handlebar mustasche. Guys were going to cut it off the last night there, I stopped them. I think I was the only sober one in the barracks.
Mike

Green Bay, WI

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Aug 28, 2013
 
I took Basic at Ft. Lewis Feb.71.and cant find basic class photos. looking for photo from the album. A-2-2 Sgt. Go Go's
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cyganmike@yahoo.com
Sam Robertson

Montgomery, AL

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Oct 4, 2013
 
Had BCT at Benning in 1967 we had a class book. Had AIT and LPC at Ft. Lewis-never took class photos to my knowledge, not class book.
Dennis Oleksiak -Michigan

Macomb, MI

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Oct 6, 2013
 
Took basic at Fort Lewis in May of 1971, class graduated July 1971. 2nd-Plt, A-Co,4th-Bn, BDE. Drill Sgt Lyons, Stg Perry Johnson. Have Graduation photo
Fred Riehl

Reisterstown, MD

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Apr 9, 2014
 
I'm trying to catch up with members of my platoon that were stationed for basic at Fort Lewis US Army Training Center from August-October, 1971.

3 PLT B CO 5 BN 1BDE Graduation October, 1971

I have a picture of our group graduation.

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