· USMC (MOS 0369) (RVN 69-70)
0351 then 0369 as SNCO.
Oh, the dreaded gas chamber! I actually tolerated it ok but I remember once another Marine built like a big old brute (like a football player) panicked & ran through the closed doors. Went through them like a hot knife through butter. LOL5711.
When my class started at MOS school in Leonardwood, we were the first CBRN class. Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear Defense specialist. Used to be called NBC.
It sounds fancy, is nothing like the movie 'The Rock' and most of my normal job was spent running people through the base gas chamber for Division CBRN.
Follow up: I wanted to say that even though my PDS was Camp Pendleton; 1 of my schools (cuz of my MOS being Airwing & swim qual was WSQ) was Naval Aircrewmen Survival Candidate School @ NAS Pensacola. It was 4 months of all sorts of really cool survival training exercises including the famous Helo Dunker! My fancy ass barracks were right across the street from the Naval Officer Candidate School & also the Navy Seals were close by doing Seal training. Those guys are crazy! It was the best 4 months of my service time. Oooh-Rah!!Helo Mech/Crew Chief, UH-1N Huey's & AH-1J Cobra's.