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Boot Camp Books Wanted: NTC Great Lakes The Keel

The following sailors or their families are seeking a replacement book or scans of a section(s) of their company's Keel Graduation Book. If you have this book in your possession, please contact the requestor by email.

Date of Query: 20 January 2017
Name: Edgar Rodriguez
Location: Great Lakes
Company: 373
Date Graduated: 25 August 1972 - October 1972
Memory of Boot Camp: I came to Great Lakes in 1972 August 25th, graduated in October 1972. Lost all my possessions in a fire. Trying to obtain [a copy of] my graduation book.
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Date of Query: 31 January 2017
Name: Anthony J. Santos
Location: Great Lakes
Company: Division 949 Flags
Date Graduated: 2004
Memory of Boot Camp: N/A
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Date of Query: 1 February 2017
Name: Sean Morris
Location: Great Lakes
Company: 320
Date Graduated: 2004
Memory of Boot Camp: Young and dumb. Didn't get paid the entire time at boot or "A" school.
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Date of Query: 26 February 2017
Name: Mel Clark
Location: Great Lakes
Company: 261
Date Graduated: June 1965 - August 1965
Memory of Boot Camp: Recruit Training Officer - Sr. Chief Engineman - Long; Battalion Commander - Ensign RN Bowe
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Date of Query: 7 March 2017
Name: Scott L. Teague
Location: Great Lakes
Company: Unknown
Date Graduated: 1969
Memory of Boot Camp: Trying to locate the NTC Yearbook. I enlisted on 27 May 1969 and 8 weeks later I graduated from Great Lakes.
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Date of Query: 15 March 2017
Name: Nichole Olsen
Location: Great Lakes
Company: N/A
Date Graduated: 2005
Memory of Boot Camp: Seeking Naval Boot Camp Year Book Replacement
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Date of Query: 18 April 2017
Name: Jim Eaton
Location: Great Lakes
Company: 919
Date Graduated: 1976
Memory of Boot Camp: I was hoping to find this yearbook.
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Date of Query: 1 May 2017
Name: Richard T. Donohue
Location: Great Lakes
Company: Unknown - Color Company Honors for that Graduation Day
Date Graduated: 4 May 1965
Memory of Boot Camp: Company Commander - Unknown (nickname "Little Hitler" - Seeking replacement boot camp graduation book.
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Date of Query: 8 May 2017
Name: Carlos Ellis
Location: Great Lakes
Company: 024
Date Graduated: December 1997
Memory of Boot Camp: RTC Book Wanted
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Date of Query: 1 June 2017
Name: Clifton Kerley
Location: Great Lakes
Company: Unknown
Date Graduated: 1959
Memory of Boot Camp: After boot camp, my father went to Philippines. While there, the family home burnt down including his graduation book. My dad is currently on dialysis and I would love to replace his book, but really just want to replace his graduation photo. I have looked at all the Keels online and can't find him in any of them. My uncle looked at the book before it was lost in the fire so I know my dad was in one. Any help would be appreciated.
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Date of Query: 1 July 2017
Name: Howard Charles (Chuck) Dean
Location: Great Lakes
Company: 286
Date Graduated: 1950
Memory of Boot Camp: I am interested in finding a complete book or entire copy of the book to add to my father's footlocker. Any help would be forever grateful and appreciated.
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Date of Query: 11 November 2017
Name: Jackie Hamilton
Location: Great Lakes
Company: 678 10th reg
Date Graduated: 1955
Memory of Boot Camp: Dad joined the navy at age 15 (he would have turned 15 march of 54) says he was in boot camp at great lakes sept of 55 thinks he graduated in January, Dad was on the Hancock and was in the elevator with Elvis Presley they had conversation (two country boys talking about back home) Dad was also in a short clip in which ethel merman was hoisted onto the ship from a crane he was the one opening the door to let her out. How yearbook or graduation book was sent to an address where his aunt no longer lived he never got to see it although he remembers several pictures of himself being taken by yearbook photographers.
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Date of Query: 5 July 2017
Name: William Williams
Location: Great Lakes
Company: 029
Date Graduated: 1976
Memory of Boot Camp: Looking for anyone who went through boot camp at RTC in Great Lakes, IL in 1976, Company 029 from January 17th through April 23rd, pictures or any information. Thanks.
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Date of Query: 8 July 2017
Name: John P. Masella
Location: Great Lakes
Company: Unknown
Date Graduated: 27 September 1960
Memory of Boot Camp: I am the daughter of John P. Masella and I am desperately trying to find a yearbook of this graduation. He is no longer alive and I would love to find one. - Angela Wiles
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Date of Query: 9 July 2017
Name: Henry Johnson
Location: Great Lakes
Company: 263
Date Graduated: 7 July 1955
Memory of Boot Camp: I would like to get the roster and year book of the graduating class if possible.
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Date of Query: 1 September 2017
Name: Leslie Stein
Location: Great Lakes
Company: 77
Date Graduated: February through April 1965
Memory of Boot Camp: N/A
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Date of Query: 21 September 2017
Name: Michelle Peters
Location: Great Lakes
Company: Div 378
Date Graduated: 2001
Memory of Boot Camp: N/A
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Date of Query: 29 September 2017
Name: Jeffrey L. Major
Location: Great Lakes
Company: 197
Date Graduated: August - October 1978
Memory of Boot Camp: I am hoping to locate some pictures of my husband when he was in boot camp at Great Lakes Naval Base.
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Date of Query: 1 October 2017
Name: Joseph S. Wozniak
Location: Great Lakes
Company: 2 or 548
Date Graduated: 1959
Memory of Boot Camp: Changed Company because of main side hospital stay
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Date of Query: 22 October 2017
Name: Dave Chapman
Location: Great Lakes
Company: 218
Date Graduated: 1980
Memory of Boot Camp: N/A
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Date of Query: Thursday, November 2, 2017
Name: Julius Shore
Location: Great Lakes
Company: 717
Date Graduated: 1967
Memory of Boot Camp: Trying to locate Keel Boot Camp Book for Company 66-717
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Date of Query: Sunday, November 5, 2017
Name: Victor S. Ferguson, Jr.
Location: Great Lakes
Company: 226
Date Graduated: October 1975
Memory of Boot Camp: I remember arriving by train and once inside, I started looking for the guys that had long hair and rock and roll t-shirts on thinking I would be hanging out with them. Well, I did and it was cool until we got our heads shaved and put in navy clothes. We came out and everybody looked the same. My experience was very positive. Thanks and I hope you find me a copy of the Keel.
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Date of Query: Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Name: James E. (Steve) Parker
Location: Great Lakes
Company: 272
Date Graduated: 1957
Memory of Boot Camp: I am trying to locate a 1957 copy of the Keel for Company 272. I lost my copy, and would like my grandsons who are enlisting to see me at their age. I would prefer an actual yearbook, but would be glad to pay copying costs if someone has one they would share.
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Date of Query: Mon 2015-04-27 01:08
Name: Stephen Hitt
Location: Great Lakes
Company: 935
Date Graduated: Aug '87 and Oct '87
Memory of Boot Camp:
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Date of Query: Mon 2015-03-23 09:32
Name: Charles Melko
Location: Great Lakes
Company: platoon 250
Date Graduated: 2009
Memory of Boot Camp: My name is charles Melko im looking for Great Lakes Chicago Illinois graduated 2009 in the spring with platoon 250 I remember master chief penbirthy and petty officer Jimenez I'm looking for any pictures or yearbooks with me in them for I've lost all mine in a house fire any help greatly appreciated thanks yall and God bless.
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Date of Query: Tue 2015-02-17 10:33
Name: Richard A Ryan
Location: Great Lakes
Company: C First Class Petty Officer Armstrong
Date Graduated: Arrived Jan 4th, 1973 Graduated March 17 1973
Memory of Boot Camp: Went in on the buddy system with William Green attended ATB at Great Lakes then reported to my first duty station on the USS Denver LPD9 would like pictures from that graduation class or a copy of the Keel that had it in there. Thank you so much, lost everything I had and would like my grand daughters to see them.
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Date of Query: Mon 2015-02-16 20:34
Name: Timothy Strom
Location: Great Lakes
Company: Unknown
Date Graduated: commencing on 1/06/1964
Memory of Boot Camp: drill instructor name is Lynch 1st class petty officer boswinmate
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Date of Query: Thu 2015-02-05 21:42
Name: Leon D. Nelson
Location: Great Lakes
Company: 074
Date Graduated: 1977
Memory of Boot Camp: I would greatly appreciate it if you could help me with a replacement of my keel graduation book. I want to thank you in advance for your time and help
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Date of Query: Mon 2015-01-19 17:16
Name: Gene Jestus
Location: Great Lakes
Company: 240
Date Graduated: 1973
Memory of Boot Camp: I was in the drill team.
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Date of Query: Sat 2015-01-10 14:48
Name: Tommie Jernigan
Location: Great Lakes
Company: A-100 (Reserves)
Date Graduated: July 7, 1955
Memory of Boot Camp: I trained in Great Lakes, IL as a Reservist. Looked at ebay, e-yearbook, etsy, etc., even contacted the Great Lakes Naval Museum (www.history.navy.mil/glnm), but alas, no book. Would appreciate any leads.
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Date of Query: Wed 2015-01-07 19:09
Name: George J. Sliney
Location: Great Lakes
Company: unknown
Date Graduated: 1968
Memory of Boot Camp: Our company arrived at Great Lakes in Feb. 1968.  We graduated in about May 1968.  Best I can remember.
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Date of Query: Thu 2014-08-21 23:39
Name: Ricky A Weddle
Location: Great Lakes
Company: Electrician's Mate "C" School
Date Graduated: late 1986, early 1987
Memory of Boot Camp: I am a Navy veteran and was informed I'm in some sort of book at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center.  I believe it to be called "Naval Book of Knowledge" or something to that effect.  I attend Electrician's Mate "C" School there in late 1986, early 1987.  My family would love to have a copy of this book if it exists. Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated and I would be happy to purchase the book.
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Date of Query: Wed 2014-11-19 18:54
Name: Adam Chitwood
Location: Great Lakes
Company: 088
Date Graduated: 1996 (February)
Memory of Boot Camp: Made some really good friends while in bootcamp from December 1995 – February 1996.  Would love to reconnect but for the life of me, I have a hard time remembering names!  HELP!
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Date of Query: Wed 2014-11-12 09:10
Name: April Wright
Location: Great Lakes
Company: 365
Date Graduated: 1995
Memory of Boot Camp:
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Date of Query:
Name: Tom Moniz
Location: Great Lakes
Company: UNK
Date Graduated: 1959
Memory of Boot Camp: I am looking to find out the company my friend was in. He joined Dec 17-1958 and went to the great lakes training center.
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Date of Query: Fri 2014-10-03 10:58
Name: Jesse Sherman
Location: Great Lakes
Company: Division  005-006 Ship 13 – Integrated Unit
Date Graduated: 2000
Memory of Boot Camp: My name is Jesse Sherman. I am looking to locate a graduation photo or photo of myself and/or Our Integrated Divisions Graduation Photo as at one point I lost all images I had from this time period and never received a graduation book Thank you so much.
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Date of Query: Thu 2014-10-02 14:27
Name: Leslie Lewis
Location: Great Lakes
Company: White Sox unit, think company 234 or 235
Date Graduated: 1991
Memory of Boot Camp: Looking to replace my copy that was stolen, my son is getting married in 4 weeks and wanted to place this at the wedding table, even if it’s just scanned copies I can make a new book from that.
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Date of Query: Wed 2014-09-24 15:22
Name: Ronald C. Lewis
Location: Great Lakes
Company: Drill company 5966
Date Graduated: 1968
Memory of Boot Camp: Need a replacement of my 1968 Drill company [5966] "the Keel" Trained at United States Naval Training Center." Great Lakes.
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Date of Query: Tue 2014-08-19 17:09
Name: Sequoia Tekel Brown
Location: Great Lakes
Company: 406
Date Graduated: October 1997
Memory of Boot Camp:
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Date of Query: Wed 2014-07-02 12:32
Name: Steve Lara
Location: Great Lakes
Company: 460
Date Graduated: 1995
Memory of Boot Camp: I made some amazing friends while in boot camp and I would like to reconnect with them.  I am having difficulty locating them on any social network.  I lost my book in a move and couldn’t believe it. 
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Date of Query: Wed 2014-06-11 14:33
Name: M. Adams
Location: Great Lakes
Company: Division 066
Date Graduated: 2002
Memory of Boot Camp: I graduated in January of 2002 from the Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, IL.  I reside in southeast Texas and in 2008 Hurricane Ike destroyed my home and all its contents.  Among my belongings was my yearbook from basic training.  Please, if anyone knows of someone selling a 2002 Keel (Division 066) forward them my e-mail address.
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Date of Query: Thu 2014-05-29 19:56
Name: William  Smith
Location: Great Lakes
Company: 241
Date Graduated: 1965
Memory of Boot Camp: looking for my yearbook. Thank you   W. Smith
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Date of Query: Fri 2014-02-07 13:54
Name: Sandra J.
Location: Great Lakes
Company: 319
Date Graduated: 1967
Memory of Boot Camp: Looking for a copy of the Keel from Great Lakes Naval Station - Company 319.  Very dear friend lost his in a flood.  Would love to surprise him with a copy.
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Date of Query: 2012-01-21 00:29
Name: David Peter Leppert
Location: Great Lakes
Company: UNK
Date Graduated: 1961
Memory of Boot Camp: I am looking for david peter leppert who graduated in 1961, he is my husband and he would like a picture of his graduate class. he also said that he was in a special group for a golden anniversary of the navy in great lakes naval base. could you please help us with any information about him.
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Date of Query: Sat 2014-04-26 14:46
Name: Corey Lambert
Location: Great Lakes
Company: 456
Date Graduated: 1998
Memory of Boot Camp: Great experience, wish I knew then what I know now. Met some great people had mostly great times. It is something I will never forget. One of my regrets is that I never picked up my photo's before leaving. RDC's : MM1 Smith, PO2 Cominsky, PO2 Randal (don't remember the rating of the last two) I know MM1 Smith was up for Chief and he was telling us how hard it is to make it in his rating that is why I remember what his rating was.
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Date of Query: Tue 2014-04-15 19:34
Name: Tony Bonilla
Location: Great Lakes
Company: 072
Date Graduated: March 1990
Memory of Boot Camp:
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Date of Query: Wed 2014-04-09 23:51
Name: Royce Harris
Location: Great Lakes
Company: C- 5"/54
Date Graduated: October of 1975
Memory of Boot Camp: I know this is a long shot but I am looking for a Class picture of our Gunner's Mate (Class C- 5"/54) graduating class of 1975. Class ended in October of 1975 and there were 8 mates in the class. I lost my picture the same week we graduated during a short weekend visit to Chicago.
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Date of Query: Wed 2014-04-09 22:54
Name: Darryl Edward Fox
Location: Great Lakes
Company: Unknown
Date Graduated: Aug. 1988
Memory of Boot Camp:
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Date of Query: Sat 2014-03-29 17:42
Name: Melisse Rushbrook
Location: Great Lakes
Company: 94
Date Graduated: 4 APRIL 1960
Memory of Boot Camp: My name is Melisse Rushbrook. I am looking to replace a graduation photo of my father's (it was damaged). On the bottom, it reads CO. 94 J.C. DICHARD, EMC. CO. CMDR. 4 APRIL 1960 and below that, U.S. NAVAL TRAINING CENTER, GREAT LAKES, ILL. I was wondering if you could help me. Any guidance you have on where I may replace this photo would be extremely helpful and appreciated. It is a rather large photo, maybe an 11x17. Thank you so much.
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Date of Query: Tue 2014-03-25 16:48
Name: Patrick Gillette
Location: Great Lakes
Company: Unknown
Date Graduated: 1970, AUG or SEP
Memory of Boot Camp:
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Date of Query: Tue 2014-03-25 09:45
Name: Dave Brouchoud
Location: Great Lakes
Company: 831
Date Graduated: December 1951
Memory of Boot Camp: Was there ever a KEEL for Company 831. At the end of 1951? Perhaps it was combined with another company as I have searched for years without success.
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Date of Query: Mon 2014-03-24 15:38
Name: William Smith
Location: Great Lakes
Company: 241
Date Graduated: 1965
Memory of Boot Camp: Quanset Hut first night
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Date of Query: Tue 2014-03-18 20:05
Name: John Leahy
Location: Great Lakes
Company: 389 (Color Company)
Date Graduated: 12/3/1975-1976
Memory of Boot Camp: Hi, my name is John Leahy and I am trying to locate a replacement yearbook. I went to Great Lakes 12/3/1975, Company 389 (Color Company), Company Commander was Roger Peloquin Please let me know if there is anyway to get a replacement, Thank you!
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Date of Query: Wed 2014-03-12 22:38
Name: Dana R Pack
Location: Great Lakes
Company: 257
Date Graduated: 1967
Memory of Boot Camp: I am trying to find a 1967 Keel company 257.
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Date of Query: Tue 2014-02-25 12:49
Name: Wilson R Cruz CS1(SW), Command LIMDU Coordinator
Location: Great Lakes
Company: Div 463
Date Graduated: 2001
Memory of Boot Camp:
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Date of Query: Thu 2014-02-06 19:35
Name: Norman Atwater
Location: Great Lakes
Company: 1955
Date Graduated: 254
Memory of Boot Camp: I have Keel books for company in 1969 they are company 166,313,463,611 I would give them to any one who was in them as I was the company commander. I am looking for a Keel from 1955 company 254 for a friend. Thanks. Norm
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Date of Query:
Name: William L. Kaelber
Location: Great Lakes
Company: 166
Date Graduated: 1947
Memory of Boot Camp: I am looking for more information on my father. I am also looking for photos of him. He was in the 1947 company 166 Great Lakes US Naval Training Center Roster. His name is William L. Kaelber. He is pictured on page one, row 5 the 7th person in. I would love as much information as possible if I can. Thank you, Trisha Kaelber Burkhart
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Date of Query: Tue 2014-01-28 12:52
Name: Andrew C. Davies
Location: Great Lakes
Company: 639
Date Graduated: December 15, 1967
Memory of Boot Camp: I'm actually in search of this book for my stepdad who lost his book when they lost their house due to a hurricane. I have been searching for this book over a year now and would appreciate any help I can get. I would love to surprise him with it!! Thanks much! Lacy Clevenstine
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Date of Query: Thu 2014-01-23 11:51
Name: Pedro Andino
Location: Great Lakes
Company: 021
Date Graduated: October 15 2002 to December 12 or 13, 2002
Memory of Boot Camp: For years I have asked around if anyone knows a place where I can get or order a copy of the keel. I graduated boot camp either december 12 or 13 of 2002. I joined in October 15 2002. My division was 021. Would you happen to have a copy of that yearbook or make a copy.
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Date of Query: Sat 2014-01-18 08:09 | Sat 2014-01-18 08:55
Name: Mike Lay Tuttle
Location: Great Lakes
Company: 278
Date Graduated: 1972 August
Memory of Boot Camp: I think the commander was Mr. Petersen,or Peters. I lost my copy a long time ago and want the name's of some of the guys I was in with. Thanks.
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Date of Query: Fri 2014-01-10 14:22
Name: Sydney Portis
Location: Great Lakes
Company: 935
Date Graduated: 2000
Memory of Boot Camp: My RDCs were : AE1 Patrocky, EN1 O'Rawe, ETC Reed. I would like to find a copy of The Keel.
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Date of Query: Sun 2014-01-05 18:37
Name: Donald Krieser
Location: Great Lakes
Company: 929
Date Graduated: 1981
Memory of Boot Camp: I was at Great lakes navel center in 1981. company 929. special unit.. I would appreciate any help in locating a yearbook.
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Date of Query: Mon 2013-12-30 12:47
Name: Michael A. Jones
Location: Great Lakes
Company: 901 special company
Date Graduated: 1973 December
Memory of Boot Camp: We were a combination of the Drill Team; Drum and Bugle and Choir. I really would like drill team photos from that December 18, 1973 graduation!
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Date of Query: Fri 2013-12-27 14:07
Name: Charkosky
Location: Great Lakes
Company: 209
Date Graduated: 1948
Memory of Boot Camp: My father was in that company and has picture w/him standing w/ all the flags. Yet, doing a search on the website it's not there. He graduated from there, since it's in his record, and I've seen his yearbook. The year 1948 As he had reported to Boot Camp  7 June 1948 I'm guessing graduation would be around  Sept or Oct of 1948.
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Date of Query: Wed 2013-12-25 17:30
Name: Tommie Jernigan
Location: Great Lakes
Company: Unknown
Date Graduated: July 7, 1955
Memory of Boot Camp: I would appreciate any leads and photographs you could provide or direct me to. I graduated July 7, 1955 and my commanding officer was E. J. Keller, BMC.
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Date of Query: Fri 2013-08-30 19:48 | Sat 2013-12-21 01:23
Name: Chris Seigle
Location: Great Lakes
Company: 2
Date Graduated: 1967
Memory of Boot Camp: I am looking for my husband's Great Lakes Training Center yearbook.  His Company was 2 and he graduated in 1967.  He served in Vietnam on the Mobile Riverine Force boat M91-2. Thank you.
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Date of Query: Thu 2013-12-05 11:50
Name: Joseph H. Dutton
Location: Great Lakes
Company: 202
Date Graduated: 1974
Memory of Boot Camp: Meet some great people. Had some great and a few not so great moments. Overall it was a good experience.
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Name: Randall R. Tillery
Location: Great Lakes
Company: 258
Date Graduated: 1988
Memory of Boot Camp: I am hoping you can help me with getting a yearbook from my brothers time in the Navy or Bootcamp whichever this book came from. My brother passed away back in 1993 after being in Navy for 4 years. It was only a couple of months after he got out that he passed away.
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Date of Query: Sun 2013-11-17 00:34
Name: Andrea Bankert
Location: Great Lakes
Company: Div 449 and 480
Date Graduated: 2000
Memory of Boot Camp: I started with div 449 and was asmoed to div 480.
Upon graduation my div was held back approximately 2 weeks.  I believe in Oct 2000 the day of our transition from Seaman ATD School my garment bag was taken just before leaving out the building for the bus.  Only 2 sailors left before my group and I let one of the petty officers know, but never heard anything once I left.  In my garment bag were all my photos and yr book along with a majority of uniforms.
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Date of Query: Tue 2013-01-15 09:34
Name: Sonja M. King
Location: Great Lakes
Company: 399
Date Graduated: 1995
Memory of Boot Camp:
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Date of Query: Sun 2013-10-13 20:20 | Sun 2013-11-10 14:13
Name: Rick Brand
Location: Great Lakes
Company: Sea Cadets 
Date Graduated: July 1975 or July 1976
Memory of Boot Camp: Looking for a 1976 Keel Book  my son's father went to Great Lakes in Summer of  1976 and looking for his Keel book  - Nicole Sutton
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Date of Query: Thu 2013-10-03 18:14
Name: Charles Cousins
Location: Great Lakes
Company: 063
Date Graduated: 1995
Memory of Boot Camp: Lost all my stuff in house fire and locating replacements are hard especially for such great memories
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Date of Query: Wed 2013-10-02 07:29
Name: Raymond LeDay
Location: Great Lakes
Company: 183
Date Graduated: 1986 
Memory of Boot Camp: I was RCPO , I should have been listed as BTFN.
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Date of Query: Wed 2013-08-28 06:49
Name: Roy S. Utley
Location: Great Lakes
Company: Unknown
Date Graduated: 1945
Memory of Boot Camp: I have a group picture from the U.S. Naval Training Base dated July 18, 1945.  I have been searching for a yearbook from the same time, so that I can have a picture of my father, who was in that class.  Rose Jarred, Daughter of Roy S. Utley dob 09.04.1927
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Date of Query: Fri 2013-08-09 12:27
Name: Kim Martinez
Location: Great Lakes
Company: unknown
Date Graduated: 1942
Memory of Boot Camp:
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Date of Query: Thu 2013-08-08 13:36
Name: Jason N Brown
Location: Great Lakes
Company: Division 245
Date Graduated: 1996
Memory of Boot Camp: Basic training was a blast! As it turns out, those memories are some of the best I have from Navy service! Thanks for your help. Former MT3 Jason N Brown, Sr.
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Date of Query: Wed 2013-07-31 21:34
Name: Joseph Howard
Location: Great Lakes
Company: Company 355
Date Graduated: October 1985
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Date of Query: Fri 2013-07-05 08:50
Name: James Lang Jr.
Location: Great Lakes
Company: 118 (Color Company) Company commander: 2nd class P.O Dunn
Date Graduated: 1975
Memory of Boot Camp: The start of my most fondest memories of my military service career, as most of the men came from my hometown of Detroit and we traveled by train to Great Lakes,, my best friend was Charles Drake who was chosen recruit first class and we worked hard to get “ship-shape” and graduated top company in our battalion and made “color company”—there are so many memories left there,, and I just wished I had my “yearbook” to treasure those memories from years ago when I was just 18 years old..
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Date of Query: Mon 2013-07-29 11:20
Name: Chester F. Dray
Location: Great Lakes
Company: Unknown
Date Graduated: 1943
Memory of Boot Camp: I can't find the right yearbook for my dad in 1943. When he graduated from Great Lakes, he was sent to San Francisco.
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Date of Query: Sun 2013-07-28 13:07 | Mon 2013-10-07 16:21
Name: Keith Tramp
Location: Great Lakes
Company: 196
Date Graduated: 1971
Memory of Boot Camp: Looking for copy of 1971 Keel/ Great Lakes/Keith Tramp/ Color Company 196/ Company Commander J.E. Tuck
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Date of Query: Sun 6/23/2013 15:27
Name: Darryl Fox
Location: Great Lakes
Company: ???
Date Graduated: August 1988
Memory of Boot Camp:
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Date of Query: Thu 5/30/2013 10:26
Name: David Nance
Location: Great Lakes
Company: 069
Date Graduated: 1991
Memory of Boot Camp: RE: Great Lakes graduation book, if one becomes available for copy/purchase for family historical purposes, thank you.
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Date of Query: Tue 5/28/2013 17:22
Name: Robert Scott
Location: Great Lakes
Company: 177
Date Graduated: 1965 
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Date of Query: Tue 5/28/2013 12:57
Name: Dominic Bisesi
Location: Great Lakes
Company: 391
Date Graduated: 1962
Memory of Boot Camp: I was a squad leader and will never forget the experience. I retired from the US Navy in 1982.
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Date of Query: Mon 5/27/2013 22:02
Name: Tristan See Kalugdan
Location: Great Lakes
Company: 00-173 or 00-173-00174 Recruit Drill Command Center Naval Boot Camp
Date Graduated: 2000
Memory of Boot Camp: Seeking assistance in locating his US Navy USNTC Graduation Book and photos.
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Date of Query: Sat 11/24/2012 10:24 AM | Thu 5/23/2013 6:54
Name: Frank Noel
Location: Great Lakes
Company: 108 
Date Graduated: 1980 (04/1980-07/1980)
Memory of Boot Camp: it was greatest time of my life and i want to share it with my grand kids  could you please help me locate this
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Date of Query: Thu 5/2/2013 15:47
Name: Ronald A Schuchert
Location: Great Lakes
Company: 249
Date Graduated: 1970
Memory of Boot Camp:
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Date of Query: Thu 4/18/2013 18:36
Name: William B Klub
Location: Great Lakes
Company: 079
Date Graduated: May of 1970
Memory of Boot Camp:
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Date of Query: Wed 4/17/2013 16:33
Name: William Solock
Location: Great Lakes
Company: 341
Date Graduated: 1984
Memory of Boot Camp: Please forward me any info on my old company, I would greatly appreciate it…thanks!
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Date of Query: Sun 3/31/2013 14:27
Name: Michael L MacDonald
Location: Great Lakes
Company: 25
Date Graduated: 4/2/1971
Memory of Boot Camp: I was in Great Lakes NTC from 1/28/71 to 4/2/71. I was in company 25 and my CC was E.M.Baugh. thanks.
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Date of Query: Sun 3/31/2013 10:52
Name: Ted Lambert
Location: Great Lakes
Company: 182
Date Graduated: 1968
Memory of Boot Camp: Trying to get a list of the recruits in company 182 or a copy of the Keel, 182, 1968
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Date of Query: Fri 3/29/2013 13:29
Name: David Allen Catchings
Location: Great Lakes
Company: 594
Date Graduated: 1965
Memory of Boot Camp: My husband graduated from US Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, ILL. He was a member of Company 594. We have a picture that is in need of replacement. My husband will be 66 years old on May 9th and I want to obtain a copy for his birthday. He entered the Navy in October 1965 and was discharged in October 1969. Can you help me?
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Date of Query: Tue 3/26/2013 23:17
Name: Gregg Maltese
Location: Great Lakes
Company: Color Company 056
Date Graduated: April 1990
Memory of Boot Camp: I seek the April.1990 keel graduation yearbook with indvidual photo and group photos. i was in color company 056. I lost mine many years ago.what a shame.would like to show my sons. Please help. Thank you, Sincerely Gregg
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Date of Query: Thu 3/21/2013 21:30
Name: Sandra Gail Wilson
Location: Great Lakes
Company: 161
Date Graduated: 2007
Memory of Boot Camp: I just recently found my grandfathers bootcamp year book from when he graduated in the 60's. I thought it would be pretty cool to get one.
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Date of Query: Thu 3/14/2013 13:19
Name: Justin D Russell
Location: Great Lakes
Company: 900 company (910 I think) state flags
Date Graduated: 1996
Memory of Boot Camp: Trying to locate keel book. Would be nice to show my kids.
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Date of Query: Fri 3/8/2013 11:42
Name: Samuel Heaster
Location: Great Lakes
Company: 524
Date Graduated: Nov 1972- Feb 1973
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Date of Query: Thu 3/7/2013 21:12
Name: Bobby B.
Location: Great Lakes
Company: 410
Date Graduated: Entered Boot Camp in November 1971. Graduated in 1972
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Date of Query: Wed 3/6/2013 23:30
Name: Kieth Penney
Location: Great Lakes
Company: 352
Date Graduated: 1965
Memory of Boot Camp: looking for a year book for the class of 1965 company 352. my book was destroyed in a house fire.
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Date of Query: Wed 3/6/2013 14:24
Name: John M. Strater
Location: Great Lakes
Company: 180
Date Graduated: 1966
Memory of Boot Camp: I am searching for a Boot Camp Yearbook (Keel) from Great Lakes . The year was 1966, Company # was 180 I believe. My Name Is John M. Strater. I really like to find one to give to my 9 year old Grandson.
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Date of Query: Wed 3/6/2013 9:51
Name: Christopher Beeding
Location: Great Lakes
Company: 474
Date Graduated: 2001
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Date of Query: Mon 3/4/2013 17:33
Name: Blair
Location: Great Lakes
Company: 98
Date Graduated: 1961
Memory of Boot Camp: My dad was in the navy and his graduating year was 1961 with company 98. It was damaged in a flood at his home. He is now deceased if anyone has one that they can spare I would appreciate it. I would settle even for copies or scanned images at this stage.
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Date of Query: Fri 3/1/2013 22:41
Name: Gary B. Granger
Location: Great Lakes
Company: 273
Date Graduated: 1977
Memory of Boot Camp: 22nd Div. Company Commander was BTC Peters
I enlisted in the Navy in 1977 and now have two children serving. I retired in 2007. It would be great to find a copy of the book I lost over twenty years ago and add it to the family collection.
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Date of Query: Thu 2/7/2013 11:39
Name: Robert J. Shann
Location: Great Lakes
Company: 400
Date Graduated: 1971
Comment: Need to know find this year book so as to purchase
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Date of Query: Sun 10/28/2012 8:24 PM
Name: Wiliam Alvin Mathews
Location: Great Lakes
Company: 342 
Date Graduated: 1969
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Date of Query: Sun 10/28/2012 8:22 AM
Name: David Robert Lovins
Location: Great Lakes
Company: 606
Date Graduated: 1961
Memory of Boot Camp: I lost my copy of The Keel probably after I was stationed at the Naval Submarine Base in New London - Groton CT. I was stationed in the Great Lakes Training Center during the winter of 1961, and my first duty station was at the Submarine Base.
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Date of Query: Wed 10/24/2012 12:33 PM
Name: Jose Javier Gonzalez
Location: Great Lakes
Company: Division 906 Ship 4
Date Graduated: 1996
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Date of Query: Sun 10/14/2012 10:35 AM
Name: Charles F Durand
Location: Great Lakes Naval Training Center
Company: 370
Date Graduated: 1973 Sept to Dec
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  • Date of Query: 7/28/2012 4:14 PM
  • Name: Michael Navarro Morales
  • Location: Great Lakes
  • Company: ship 13 division 410
  • Date Graduated: 1996
  • Memory of Boot Camp: N/A
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  • Date of Query: Thu 10/11/2012 10:19 PM
  • Name: Mike (Michael) Kastantin
  • Location: Great Lakes 
  • Company: Company 137
  • Date Graduated: August 1974
  • Memory of Boot Camp: CC BM1 Elvin Hurley was a fantastic leader!
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  • Date of Query: Fri 9/28/2012 3:18 PM
  • Name: Mike Lauria
  • Location Great Lakes
  • Company: 029
  • Date Graduated: 1963
  • Memory of Boot Camp: I would like a copy of the Keel year book
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  • Date of Query: Fri 9/7/2012 12:55 PM / Sat 1/15/2011 5:34 AM / Sun 3/3/2013 17:13
  • Name: George Audinot
  • Location Great Lakes
  • Company: Unknown
  • Date Graduated: December 1968
  • Memory of Boot Camp: Basic training great lakes Dec.1968, we finished just in time for Xmas vacation.
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  • Date of Query: Tue 9/11/2012 3:35 PM
  • Name: Glenn Ponder
  • Location Great Lakes
  • Company: 456 ???
  • Date Graduated: 1964
  • Memory of Boot Camp: I am not sure about Company number - CC BM1st Class names Monday - I was the recruit Master at Arms. Did not graduate with company as I was assigned to a holding company.
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  • Date of Query: Sun 8/19/2012 9:36 AM
  • Name: James M Shemory
  • Location Great Lakes
  • Company: 93-149
  • Date Graduated: 1993 June
  • Memory of Boot Camp: Loved being in the Navy made a lot of good friends
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  • Date of Query: Sun 8/12/2012 7:39 PM
  • Name:  Wally Jarratt
  • Location Great Lakes
  • Company: 73-192
  • Date Graduated: 1973
  • Memory of Boot Camp: We had a guy named Dunbar that JUMPED out the window because he got a Dear John letter.
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  • Date of Query: Fri 8/3/2012 8:06 AM
  • Name: Oliver L. Duck, Sr.
  • Location Great Lakes
  • Company: 71-357
  • Date Graduated: December 1971
  • Memory of Boot Camp: I graduated from RTC, Great Lakes in December 1971, Company 357, Company Commander was GM1 Sponic.
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  • Date of Query: Sun 7/29/2012 11:15 PM
  • Name: Dahlan Netsch
  • Location Great Lakes
  • Company: See Comments
  • Memory of Boot Camp: N/A
  • Comments: I lost my Keel company book years ago and was trying to remember my company number. I entered service in November 1964 and went through boot camp at Great Lakes. I thought it was company 548 but saw that company 402 was close to it (in September of that year).
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