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Navy Boot Camp Great Lakes The Keel Yearbooks 1965-1969

USNTC - Great Lakes - The Keel

Commissioned in 1911, the United States Naval Training Center at Great Lakes, Illinois was responsible for training over 125,000 men during the First World War and over 1 million Bluejackets trained during World War II.

The Keel was published for each graduating Recruit Training Command Class and provided a record of their experience at the Training Center along with their name, portrait, Company Commanders and Commanders of the Training Center.

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USNTC Great Lakes Recruit Rosters & Photos 1965-1969

1965

 

Front Cover, Great Lakes USNTC "The Keel" 1965 Company 124.

1965 Great Lakes Company 124 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: P. W. Bennett, ABH1
  • Men Graduated: 83
  • Graduation Date: 16 June 1965
  • Supplemental Content: Flags Won by Company 124; Photos: Gerard M. Hoare, Honorman, and Passing in Review.
1965 Company 231 Great Lakes US Naval Training Center Roster - The Keel

1965 Great Lakes Company 231 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: E. B. Morey, MMC
  • Men Graduated: 82
  • Graduation Date: 23 August 1965
Front Cover, Great Lakes USNTC "The Keel" 1965 Company 259.

1965 Great Lakes Company 259 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: J. W. Jones, BTC
  • Men Graduated: 82
  • Graduation Date: 1 September 1965
  • Supplemental Content: N/A
Front Cover, Great Lakes USNTC "The Keel" 1965 Company 330.

1965 Great Lakes Company 330 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: J. W. Whittington, BT1
  • Men Graduated: 84
  • Graduation Date: 28 September 1965
  • Supplemental Content: Honorman, Flags Won, Passing in Review
1965 Company 356 Great Lakes US Naval Training Center Roster - The Keel

1965 Great Lakes Company 356 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: S. L. Darr, RD1
  • Men Graduated: 80
  • Graduation Date: 8 October 1965
  • Note: Yearbook Images Courtesy of Brian Wilson
USNTC - Great Lakes - The Keel - Company 410 Yearbook 1965

1965 Great Lakes Company 410 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: P. H. Shipley, BMC
  • Men Graduated: 85
  • Graduation Date: 14 October 1965
1965 Company 453 Great Lakes US Naval Training Center Roster - The Keel

1965 Great Lakes Company 453 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: N. A. Dixson, CTMC
  • Men Graduated: 95
  • Graduation Date: 22 October 1965
Front Cover, Great Lakes USNTC "The Keel" 1965 Company 485.

1965 Great Lakes Company 485 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: W. G. Baker, BMI
  • Men Graduated: 91
  • Graduation Date: 1 November 1965
  • Supplemental Content: Honorman, Flag Won, Passing in Review.
1965 Great Lakes Company 672 Navy Boot Camp Book

1965 Great Lakes Company 672 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: P. Strogie
  • Men Graduated: 93
  • Graduation Date: 18 December 1965
  • Note: Roster Only, No Images Available.
Front Cover, Great Lakes USNTC "The Keel" 1965 Company 688.

1965 Great Lakes Company 688 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: R. A. Mestrich, GMG1
  • Men Graduated: 85
  • Graduation Date: 14 January 1966
  • Supplemental Content: Honorman William F. Weber, Passing in Review, Flags Won

 

1966

 

Front Cover, Great Lakes USNTC "The Keel" 1966 Company 210.

1966 Great Lakes Company 210 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: L. L. Hoyt, SH1
  • Men Graduated: 72
  • Graduation Date: 7 June 1966
  • Supplemental Content: Honorman Dennis Jackson, Jr., Passing in Parade
Front Cover, Great Lakes USNTC "The Keel" 1966 Company 256.

1966 Great Lakes Company 256 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: V. C. Harris, BT1
  • Men Graduated: 77
  • Graduation Date: 27 June 1966
  • Supplemental Content: Flags Won, Photographs of Honorman and Passing in Revew.
Front Cover, Great Lakes USNTC "The Keel" 1966 Company 257.

1966 Great Lakes Company 257 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: F. Pisana, SM1
  • Men Graduated: 78
  • Graduation Date: 27 June 1966
  • Supplemental Content: Photos: Valentine Malafeew - American Spirit Honor Medal Winner; Donald Bruce Crawford - Honorman; and, Passing in Review.
Front Cover, Great Lakes USNTC "The Keel" 1966 Company 407.

1966 Great Lakes Company 407 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: J. Banks, RD1
  • Men Graduated: 76
  • Graduation Date: 8 September 1966
  • Supplemental Content: Flags Won. Photograph of a “Mystery Bride” of one of the recruits.  Do you Know her name?
1966 Company 573 Great Lakes US Naval Training Center Roster - The Keel

1966 Great Lakes Company 573 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: G. G. Wentz, BT1
  • Men Graduated: 76
  • Graduation Date: 8 December 1966
Front Cover, Great Lakes USNTC "The Keel" 1966 Company 658.

1966 Great Lakes Company 658 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: B. H. Barnes, GMGC
  • Men Graduated: 77
  • Graduation Date: 3 February 1967
  • Supplemental Content: Photograph - Honorman, Robert A. Vedder

 

1967

 

1967 Company 078 Great Lakes US Naval Training Center Roster - The Keel

1967 Great Lakes Company 78 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: G. E. Fraser, SFC
  • Men Graduated: 82
  • Graduation Date: 24 April 1967
1967 Company 229 Great Lakes US Naval Training Center Roster - The Keel

1967 Great Lakes Company 229 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: E. J. Chambless, SMC
  • Men Graduated: 84
  • Graduation Date: 3 August 1967
  • Supplemental Content: Recruit Honors, Flags Won, Passing in Review; Recruit Graduation Ceremony; Formation of the Living Flag; 1967 American Living Flag Certificate; Chicago Cub Banner Being Displayed by Company 67-229 Recruits; Chicago Cubs Hall of Fame and Company 67-229 Recruits
1967 Company 239 Great Lakes US Naval Training Center Roster - The Keel

1967 Great Lakes Company 239 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: J. W. Krouse, MR1
  • Men Graduated: 73
  • Graduation Date: 11 August 1967
1967 Company 380 Great Lakes US Naval Training Center Roster - The Keel

1967 Great Lakes Company 380 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: A. S. Lampp, BMC
  • Men Graduated: 84
  • Graduation Date: 23 October 1967
  • Supplemental Content: Company 67-380 Honor Recruits, Flags Won, Passing in Review
1967 Company 640 Great Lakes US Naval Training Center Roster - The Keel

1967 Great Lakes Company 640 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: R. L. Rudeski, SF1
  • Men Graduated: 81
  • Graduation Date: 28 February 1968
1967 Company 5964 Great Lakes US Naval Training Center Roster - The Keel

1967 Great Lakes Drill Company 5964 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: R J. D. Hewgley, ADJ1
  • Men Graduated: 42
  • Graduation Date: 30 January 1968

 

1968

 

1968 Company 178 Great Lakes US Naval Training Center Roster - The Keel

1968 Great Lakes Company 178 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: J. T. Puckett, ENC
  • Men Graduated: 85
  • Graduation Date: 3 June 1968
1968 Company 208 Great Lakes US Naval Training Center Roster - The Keel

1968 Great Lakes Company 208 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: P. K. Paquette, MM1
  • Men Graduated: 77
  • Graduation Date: 21 June 1968
Front Cover, Great Lakes USNTC "The Keel" 1968 Company 234.

1968 Great Lakes Company 234 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: A. M. Wright, GMG1
  • Men Graduated: 82
  • Graduation Date: 10 July 1968
  • Supplemental Content: Flags Won, Photographs of the Honorman, Passing in Review.
1968 Company 244 Great Lakes US Naval Training Center Roster - The Keel

1968 Great Lakes Company 244 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: R. J. D. Boley, GMGC
  • Men Graduated: 77
  • Graduation Date: 10 July 1968
USNTC - Great Lakes - The Keel - Company 336 Yearbook 1968

1968 Great Lakes Company 336 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: J. W. Wade, CS1
  • Men Graduated: 84
  • Graduation Date: 13 August 1968
USNTC - Great Lakes - The Keel - Company 443 Yearbook 1968

1968 Great Lakes Company 443 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: J. H. Kolenda
  • Men Graduated: 77
  • Graduation Date: 30 September 1968
Roster Only - Images Not Available

1968 Great Lakes Company 575 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: Dale P. Helmer
  • Men Graduated: 80
  • Graduation Date: 20 November 1968
  • Note: Roster Only, No Recruit Images
USNTC - Great Lakes - The Keel - Company 713 Yearbook 1968

1968 Great Lakes Company 713 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: K. Toler, BU1
  • Men Graduated: 74
  • Graduation Date: 23 January 1969
1968 Great Lakes Company 5962 Navy Boot Camp Book

1968 Great Lakes Company 5962 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: S. Hirshberg
  • Men Graduated: 48
  • Graduation Date: 17 December 1968
  • Note: Roster Only. Photographs Not Available.

 

1969

 

USNTC - Great Lakes - The Keel - Company 694 Yearbook 1969

1969 Great Lakes Company 694 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: J. Waltrip, UT1
  • Men Graduated: 66
  • Graduation Date: 12 February 1970
  • Note: Some Differences Between Yearbook and Graduation Ceremony Program Explained by Al Erickson (69-669)
USNTC - Great Lakes - The Keel - Company 5946 Yearbook 1969

1969 Great Lakes Drill Company 5946 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: F. G. Davis, ENC
  • Men Graduated: 80
  • Graduation Date: 24 September 1969

 

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