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anyone else remember the marine chaplin on the 89 westpack. used to do the pupet shows on cctv with the dinosaurs ?...  remember one time he was serving in the mess hall line and commented on how fish was good for your wood.  
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anyone else remember the marine chaplin on the 89 westpack. used to do the pupet shows on cctv with the dinosaurs ?...  remember one time he was serving in the mess hall line and commented on how fish was good for your wood.  
Lmao......I missed that one. I was gone just before that [frown]
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he was a great guy... had a fantastic way of boosting moral..
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he was a great guy... had a fantastic way of boosting moral..


Funny thing you mentioning morale. The morale was so poor during the time I was onboard during '86-'89.
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think maybe it waas low , because it seemed like we were always on the go....
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think maybe it waas low , because it seemed like we were always on the go....


No, I'm serious. All I heard from the majority of the sailors was, 'FTN.'

When I was first onboard, I was thinking, 'Did I make a mistake?' It was terrible. It was more from E-5 and below. My rate offered no reenlistment bonus, so you could imagine what it was like in my shipfitter shop. I don't remember many HT3's reenlisting at all.
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ok, maybe i should have said , instead of moral , it gave us (me) a good laugh every now and then. i dont remember to many a-gangers  re upping... think the yards , and then moving the ship from pier to pier, rim pack, west pack , gulf, fleet week.     i think the crew ( i know i was ) was just tired...  i often wondered why there were not more a gang , and snipes hanging out on here. Think they were a one tour wonder and never looked back and dont care too.. 
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Ron attended the last reunion with his wife, and he was a snipe. He and his wife are signed-up for August, too. There may be a small group of snipes this year. I can only image the snipe stories that will abound this August! I am guessing some of them will be true or almost true.
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The Marine Corps has no corpsmen or Chaplains. Those great guys are Navy, but many get tasked to spend their time as they put it with the grunts,
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keith , i stand corrected, he was the chaplian assigned to the marines...  funny guy , and i in no way meant any disrespect....
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