Back in caveman times in the Marine Corps.
All we got was writing paper and envelopes.
Now I can't even remember back to Dec 19, 1957.
If we also got some stamps or did we have to buy.
After losing all our hair, and mine was just about 1 inch high.
We were issue a 'bucket' issue.
And it did come in a galvanize bucket.
From shaving cream and a razor and some other things.
What did a seventeen-year-old need a razor for?
Yes, folks tend to lose their minds.
When they think that some have taken advantage.
Yes, I was in boot camp for Christmas and New Year.
Not that we did any celebrating.
But I still remember my Drill Instructors.
Of Platoon 302 - 1958
T/SGT M.C Caracappa USMC
Senior Drill Instructor
S/SGT A. Bicker USMC
SGT G.L Armstrong USMC
My Senior Drill Instructors last words to our platoon;
'If you dance to the piper's tune, soon or later you will have to pay'
I think he was telling us, if you do bad.
You will have to pay for that wrong.