by Tom Grove
Date Added: Friday 24 November, 2017
I've been waiting for an accurate, highly detailed scene of KSAN and surrounding area and was hoping for a hint of MCRD - and got it all! MCRD is the Marine Corps Recruit Depot and in Feb'65 it was my home for several months. The 3rd Recruit Battalion was situated close to the runway and as a designated water carrier I and my friend Don Haskins would run from our Quonset Hut to the wash racks by the fence that separated us from the runway, fill our buckets, run back to the Hut, throw the water on the deck while the other recruits swabbed - every night Don and I could TALK w/o being "disciplined". Don was killed in Viet Nam in 1968 - I wish he could see this scenery - it brings back some good memories.