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Anyone remember the old open squad bays?

Discussion in 'The US Marine Corps Forum' started by Steve in PA, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. Steve in PA

    Steve in PA

    Mar 1, 2000
    While posting some pictures over on the BVA site, I found a couple of pictures of the old squad bays.

    When we left for Beirut, we were still in the old squad bays. When we got back we moved into the new three-man rooms. While the rooms were nice, there was something about the old squad bays that I missed. Maybe it was the isolation that the three-man rooms caused. In the old squad bays there was a closeness of the platoon from living together.

  2. GreenDrake

    GreenDrake Rip Lips

    Apr 22, 2007
    North Idaho
    When I returned from the first gulf war we Lejeune was full up. The officers got new condos on Topsail island and the rest of us got billeting in the condemded cockroach infested squad bays at Camp Geiger. Granted, we made the best of them by printing up cockroach hunting licenses and putting on our deuce gear and flak jackets, arming up with ronsonol lighter fluid and butane and lighter and hunting them at night. They were the old school squad bays, I still remember how happy I was to get out of there on a 113 degree day in July.

  3. 02LimitedX

    02LimitedX 0311

    Jul 30, 2006
    CIN, OH
    Squad bays in boot and SOI, in the fleet we have our 3 man rooms at Lejeune
  4. Steve in PA

    Steve in PA

    Mar 1, 2000
    When we got back to LeJeune after Beirut, we moved into the three man rooms. This was about June/July 1983???
  5. usmcnam6869

    usmcnam6869 THE FEW

    May 11, 2008
    Central Pa
  6. gruntmedik

    gruntmedik Honk Honk CLM

    Jan 2, 2005
    Taylorsville, KY
    I was in 1/8, and we were out at Geiger in the Quads. When we returned from the Med in 88, we got moved to mainside in the 3-man rooms. Talk about culture shock. :shocked: