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Great Lakes Navy Boot Camp Yearbook 1977 Company 261 - The Keel

1977 Company 261 Great Lakes US Naval Training Center Roster - The Keel

Roster for Recruit Company 261 for 1977, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: EMC L. L. Green USN. Training commenced 5 September 1977 and concluded on 21 October 1977. 74 Men Graduated.

COMPANY 77-261 : 17th Division

  • COMMENCED TRAINING
    5 September 1977
  • COMPLETED TRAINING
    21 October 1977

Company 77-261 LEADERSHIP

  • DIVISION COMMANDER
    LTJG W. D. Mayo USN
  • DIVISION LCPO
    QMC J. W. Nicholoff USN
  • COMPANY COMMANDER
    EMC L. L. Green USN
  • DIVISION MAA
    MM1 P. Guidry USN

Recruits Of Company 77-261

  1. Alexander, Jonathan
    Pittsburgh, Pa.
  2. Boaz, John
    Limestone, Me.
  3. Borgen, Martin
    West Des Moines, la.
  4. Bosse, Miguel
    Bristol, Ct.
  5. Bossinger, John
    Butler, Pa.
  6. Brown, Lindsay
    Kenmore, NY
  7. Brungardt, Wayne
    Garden City, Ks.
  8. Chastang, Timothy
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  9. Clemons, Anthony
    Meriden, Ct.
  10. Demario, Benjamin
    Waldwick, NJ
  11. Denton, Nickles
    Columbus, Ohio
  12. Dinicola, Robert
    Erie, Pa.
  13. Duncan, Jerry
    Canton, Tx.
  14. Duvall, Dana
    Ostrander, Oh.
  15. Ebeling, David
    Little River, Ks.
  16. Ervin, Steve
    McDowell, Va.
  17. Flemister, Vincent
    Dayton, Ohio
  18. Fondren, Floyd
    Lonoke, Ark.
  19. Fox, Fred
    Yonkers, NY
  20. Gabriel, David
    Niles, IL
  21. Garnett, Dan
    Eau Claire, Wi.
  22. Griffin, Simmie
    Trenton, NJ
  23. Guerriero, Anthony
    W. Roxbury, Ma.
  24. Guevara, John
    Chicago, IL
  25. Hamilton, Anthony
    Wilson, NC
  26. Hanson, Dana
    Cleveland, Ohio
  27. Harris, Melvin
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  28. Harris, William
    Jackson, Ms.
  29. Harvey, Ted
    Eden Prairie, Mn.
  30. Hayden, Richard
    Boston, NY
  31. Helton, Dennis
    Westport, In.
  32. Hernandez, John
    Clovis, NM
  33. Hicks, George
    Mansfield, Ohio
  34. Humphrey, Timothy
    Memphis, Tn.
  35. Johnson, Bruce
    Columbus, Ohio
  36. Johnson, Walter
    Chicago, IL
  37. Kirk, Gale
    Scott City, Ks.
  38. Klinck, David
    Cheektowaga, NY
  39. Klinck, Thomas
    Amherst, NY
  40. Kreischer, Stephen
    Mt. Sinai, NY
  41. Kromis, Michael
    Wilson, NC
  42. Landers, Bobby
    Lewisville, Tx.
  43. Lascola, Anthony
    Pawtucket, RI
  44. Lechner, Michael
    Dafter, Mi.
  45. Lee, Joseph
    Crystal, Mn.
  46. Lewis, Arturo
    Philadelphia, Pa.
  47. Lewis, Guy
    Greenville, SC
  48. Markham, John
    Gary, In.
  49. Martin, James
    Columbus, Ohio
  50. McConnell, William
    Holdrege, Ne.
  51. McKay, Jeffrey
    IndianapoHs, In.
  52. Mediey, Gary
    Columbus, Ohio
  53. Minch, William
    Addison, IL
  54. Monast, Peter
    Wareham, Ma.
  55. Willock, Todd
    Tremont, IL
  56. Wilson, Woodrow
    Loring AFB, Me,
  57. Montgomery, Willie
    Cleveland, Ohio
  58. Mooney, James
    Eau Claire, Wi.
  59. Moore, Richard
    Deposit, NY
  60. Murphy, Joseph
    Hinsdale, IL
  61. O'Brien, Gerard
    Brooklyn, NY
  62. Price, Dwaine
    Council Bluffs, Ia.
  63. Prosser, Uriah
    Pittsburgh, Pa.
  64. Roth, Gregg
    Butler, Pa.
  65. Russell, Herbert
    Woodstock, IL
  66. Scully, Leo
    Yonkers, NY
  67. Sgro, Frank
    N. Babylon, NY
  68. Shuman, Joseph
    Bedford Heights, Oh.
  69. Stepp, Richard
    Butler, Pa.
  70. Tankersley, Mark
    Dayton, Ohio
  71. Van Dyke, William
    Flat Rock, Al.
  72. Wehmer, Robert
    Monroeville, Pa.
  73. Wemmer, Gary
    La Farge, Wi.
  74. White, Frederick
    Sumter, SC

There are two types of recruit companies at Great Lakes—regular companies and special unit companies. Although both receive identical curriculum instruction as well as physical and military training, they differ most in their activities during evenings and weekends.

A regular company will spend much of its free time practicing for competitive events—military drill, athletic contests and inspections—with the goal of attaining Color Company designation at Graduation Review.

Special units have a similar program, with the exception of drill, but in addition they must spend many hours practicing and rehearsing for their performances at several reviews.

These units—Drill Team, Drum and Bugle Corps, Bluejacket Choir, State Flags, Honor Guard and Staff Units—also perform in parades and ceremonies in the surrounding civilian community. Regardless of the type of company, however, the end results are the same—long hours, hard work and strenuous discipline—as civilians are transformed into fleet-ready sailors.


COMPANY HISTORY

compiled by

Robert Alan Wehmer
Company Clerk

  • Joseph Paul Shuman RPOC
  • Bruce Johnson Asst. RPOC
  • Mark Alan Tankersley MAA
  • David Gregory Gabriel EPO
  • Robert Alan Wehmer Co. Clerk
  • Dennis L. Helton Asst. Clerk
  • Lindsay Christopher Brown Postal Clerk
  • Dana Alan Hanson Athletic PO
  • Timothy William Chastang DCPO
  • Frederick Fox Laundry PO
  • John A. Hernandez Guidon
  • Dana Dale Duvall Honorman
  • Dennis L. Helton Batt. Clerk

STICKMEN

  • William Montgomery
  • Gary Wayne Medley
  • Dana Alan Hanson
  • John Joseph Bossinger
  • Gregg Alan Roth
  • David Gregory Gabriel

SQUAD LEADERS

  • 1st Squad Robert Vincent Dinicola
  • 2nd Squad Joseph J. Lee
  • 3rd Squad Floyd Randle Fondren
  • 4th Squad Dana Dale Duvall
  • 5th Squad Guy Deon Lewis
  • 6th Squad John William Boaz

PLATOON LEADERS

  • 1st Platoon John Garard Guevara
  • 2nd Platoon James Matthew Martin

RELIGIOUS PETTY OFFICERS

  • Catholic Todd Lynn Willock
  • Protestant Gregg Alan Roth

FLAGS WON BY COMPANY

  • 2 Reg. "E" Flags
  • 1 Color Company Flag
  • 2 Reg. Star Flags
  • 1 Brig. Star Flag
  • 3 Batt. Star Flags
  • 2 Reg. "S" Flags
  • 1 Brig. "S" Flag
  • 2 Batt. "S" Flags
  • 1 Reg. Drill Flag
  • 1 Brig. Drill Flag
  • 3 Batt. Drill Flags

COMPANY COMMANDER COMMENTS:

To Company 261, it has been a real pleasure being your company commander. You are the best company I ever led through training. Good luck and smooth sailing to all of you. Have fun in the fleet but do your job like a real sailor.

signed L. L. GREEN EMC
Company Commander

RECRUIT GRADUATION REVIEW

21 OCTOBER 1977

1400

RECRUIT REVIEW COMMANDER
ERIC J. VANSEN—Company 942

Special Units RCPO Comany Drill Instructor
Drill Team H. S. Marshall 943 IC1 Ronald R. Allen
Drum and Bugle Corps N. A. Nau 943 TM1 J. T. Nordman
Bluejacket Choir S. D. Williams 943 E. D. Sandager, DC
Honor Guard W. L. Watkins 941 MMC(SS) P. P. Maes
State Flags J. C. Ward 942 SM1 C. Dennison

GRADUATING RECRUIT COMPANIES

CO COMPANY COMMANDER COMPANY RCPO COMPANY HONORMAN
257 EW1 S. Rossi R. L. Pelly A. Conway
258 EM1 C. H. Goodman L. D. Bentley, Jr. G. E. Johnston
259 GMGC L. D. Nanlot M. J. Harris L. H. Barnett
260 GMG1 P. D. Montague L. D. Coates B. P. Kelly
261 EMC L. L. Green J. P. Shuman D. D. Duvall
262 MMC L. G. Martin R. E. Tully A. Dorsey, Jr.
263 GMM1 D. L. Sevenbergen R. W. Nydegger, II J. R. Mulford
264 EN1 T. A. Decarlo C. W. Bond R. J. Symenski
265 BT1 F. G. Press S. N. Miller W. Hardgrove
266 HT1 J. C. Evans L. Bell J. P. Toy
267 GMGC G. C. Turner R. D. Hawkins M. H. Buksha
268 AMH1 G. Oversen M. L. Cherry K. J. Tufford

Sequence of Events

  1. ARRIVAL HONORS TO REVIEWING OFFICER
    Commanding Officer, RTC
  2. PRESENTATION OF THE GRADUATING COMPANIES
    Recruit Review Commander
  3. SOUND OFF
    Navy Band, Great Lakes
  4. CHORAL PRESENTATION
    Bluejacket Choir
  5. PRECISION DRILL DEMONSTRATION
    Drill Team
  6. MUSICAL PRESENTATION
    Drum and Bugle Corps
  7. INVOCATION
    LCDR D. T. DERAMUS, CHC, USNR
  8. NAVY HYMN
    Bluejacket Choir
  9. NATIONAL ANTHEM
    Navy Band, Great Lakes
  10. AWARDS PRESENTATION
    CAPTAIN ADRIAN V. LORENTSON, USN (RET)
  11. PASS IN REVIEW
    Graduating Companies

AWARD RECIPIENTS

  • DISTINGUISHED LEADERSHIP AWARD
    EMC LARRY L. GREEN—Company 261
  • NAVY LEAGUE AWARD
    JOSEPH P. SHUMAN—Company 261
    Bedford He1C1ts, Ohio
  • MILITARY EXCELLENCE AWARD
    WILLIAM F. SPURLING—Company 266 101
    Lebanon, Kentucky

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