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1968 Great Lakes Navy Boot Camp Graduation Books

In the course of his training in 1968, the recruit receives both a basic indoctrination in the many skills he will need as a Bluejacket and a broad picture of the entire Navy, its history, traditions, and customs.

Physical training, inoculation against diseases, and training in first aid, physical hygiene, and related subjects form another major part of the recruit training program. Coupled with wholesome food and the active but healthful environment of the training camps, this program results in a noticeable improvement in the physical condition of most recruits.

A sharp break between civilian and Navy life, recruit training is the basic element in any man's time in the Naval service. It is the keel of a career in your Navy.

1968 Keel Graduation Books

Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp 1968 Company 178 The Keel

Roster for Recruit Company 178 for 1968, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: J. T. Puckett, ENC. Training commenced 28 March 1968 and concluded on 3 June 1968. 85 Men Graduated.

Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp 1968 Company 208 The Keel

Roster for Recruit Company 208 for 1968, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: P. K. Paquette, MMI. Training commenced 15 April 1968 and concluded on 21 June 1968. 77 Men Graduated.

Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp 1968 Company 244 The Keel

Roster for Recruit Company 244 for 1968, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: R.J.D. Boley, GMGC. Training commenced 8 May 1968 and concluded on 10 July 1968. 77 Men Graduated.

Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp 1968 Company 336 The Keel

Roster for Recruit Company 336 for 1968, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: J. W. Wade, CS1 . Training commenced 24 June 1968 and concluded on 13 August 1968. 84 Men Graduated.

Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp 1968 Company 443 The Keel

Roster for Recruit Company 443 for 1968, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: J. H. Kolenda. Training commenced 1 August 1968 and concluded on 30 September 1968. 77 Men Graduated.

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Roster for Recruit Company 575 for 1968, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: Dale P. Helmer. Training Commenced 30 September 1968 and Concluded 20 November 1968. 80 Men Graduated.

Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp 1968 Company 713 The Keel

Roster for Recruit Company 713 for 1968, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: K. Toler, BU1. Training commenced 3 December 1968 and concluded on 23 January 1969. 74 Men Graduated.

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Roster for Recruit Drill Company 5962 for 1968, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: S. Hirshberg. Training Commenced on 24 October 1968 and Concluded on 17 December 1968. 48 Men Graduated.

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