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Navy Boot Camp Book 1973 Company 279 The Anchor

Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Book 1973 Company 279 The Anchor

Roster for Recruit Company 279 for 1973, United States Naval Training Center, San Diego, California. Company Commander: J. F. Contreras, ENC. 61 Men Graduated. Graduation Date: 16 November 1973.

Company 73-279 Honors

  • Weekly Brigade Award
  • Weekly Academic Award

Company 73-279 Organization and Schedule

  • Training Group 38*
  • Training Commenced: 9 September 1973
  • Training Concluded: 16 November 1973

*final 12 week training for 'war time'.  Training group 39 began 'peacetime' training that was 9 weeks.

Company 73-279 Leadership

  • Company Commander: J. F. CONTRERAS, ENC

Company 73-279 Recruit Roster

  1. Recruit Chief Petty Officer Honorman: P. J. ROLOW
  2. RPO1: Carter C. WEST
  3. Yeoman: P. A. KNOUF (Francis C. Zanger Note 1)
  4. Master At Arms: R. L. JONES
  5. Harry D. Aquino
    Hawaii
  6. Steven A. Arias
    Los Angeles, California
  7. Dennis M. Baker
    Chula Vista, California
  8. Timothy J. Battaglia
    San Rafael, California
  9. David D. Bohall
    Broken Bow, Oklahoma
  10. Theodore D. Born
    Fairbanks, Alaska
  11. James W. Broberg
    Chicago, Illinois
  12. Michael B. Canner
    St. Helens, Oregon
  13. Johnny Chenoweth
    Winlock, Washington
  14. Gary V. Cline
    Huntington, West Virginia
  15. George D. Fowler
    Kansas City, Kansas
  16. Michael J. Grant,
    Gayville, South Dakota
  17. Kenneth M. Hagar
    Boise, Idaho
  18. Enrique Herrera
    Brownsville, Texas
  19. Albert A. Hughes
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  20. Douglas S. Hummel
    Clearfield, Pennsylvania
  21. Michael A. Jacobs
    Aurora, Colorado
  22. Burt A. Jones
    Copan, Oklahoma
  23. Donald C. Lammert
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  24. Dennis L. Larrison
    Hampton, Illinois
  25. Eric J. Massey
    Wales
  26. David W McCullough
    Anderson, California
  27. Gary A. Moore
  28. Bruce L. Morehouse
    Juneau, Alaska
  29. Glen A. Oakes
    Boise, Idaho
  30. Ruben P. Ortega
    Fountain, Colorado
  31. Ramon Ortiz
    San Bernardino, Calif
  32. Michael R Papenberg
    San Jose, California
  33. Kim T. Peters
    Sidney, Nebraska
  34. Lawrence J. Quain
    Walla Walla, Washington
  35. Phillip A. Rangel
    Emporia, Kans.
  36. Michael W. Rattler
    Longview, Texas
  37. Charles A. Riggs
    Glendale, Arizona
  38. Malcolm C. Riley
    Denver, Colorado
  39. George M. Rogers
    Tucson, Arizona
  40. Timothy R. Rund
    Sweet Home, Oregon
  41. William A. Schung
    Edmonds, Washington
  42. Douglas L. Sego
    Colorado Springs, Colorado
  43. Victor C. Strack
    Cabool, Missouri
  44. Edward D. Tatro
    Beliot, Wisconsin
  45. Joseph D. Terrill
    Vincentown, New Jersey
  46. Allen S. Tucker
    La Grande, Oregon
  47. Gordon J. Watson
    Missoula, Mont.
  48. Bruce R. Williams
    Ukiah, California
  49. John A. Williams
    Pierson, Michigan
  50. Jesse Wilson, Jr.
    San Antonio, Texas
  51. John R. Woods
    Watsonville, California
  52. Thomas A. Wright
    Sacramento, California
  53. W. G. Kinsey
    Morris, Oklahoma
  54. John M. Wright
    Poyallup, Washington
  55. Garry L. Wuebker
    Coldwater, Ohio
  56. Richard D. Zahm
    Greeley, Nebraska
  57. Francis C. Zanger
    Edwardsville, Illinois
  58. W. R. Weathersby
    Franklin, Louisiana
  59. D. A. Munyon
    Huron, South Dakota
  60. D. S. Ringer
    Garden Grove, California
  61. E. T. Hackett
    San Antonio, Texas

Notes About Company 73-279

Training start Sept 9, 1973 Graduation Nov 16, 1973
Training Group 38*

*final 12 week training for 'war time'.  Training group 39 began 'peacetime' training which was 9 weeks.

Due to scheduling changes, our group graduated one week ahead (officially 11 week training).

On a side note.  Group 38 was a historical group

One week after we arrived, President Ford (after taking office in the wake of President Nixon quitting office)  announces a clemency program for draft dodgers.  At the same time, they returned the military training status to that of "peace time training" which reduced the amount and time for basic training (boot camp).  We were the last of the 12 week training recruits for the Viet Nam war effort.

Less than one year later, on my birthday April 30, 1975, the U.S. is forced out of Vietnam signaling the end of the war for the U.S. military.

Images and Notes submitted by: Carter West, CTR2 1973-1977

Note 1: According to Fr. Francis C. Zanger (U.S. Navy Chaplain Corps, ret.) This information is incorrect.

"Having just discovered your delightful website, I noticed a small error: on the page "Archives Home » Military » Navy Archives » USNTC » San Diego » Company 73-279", the name of the 'Recruit Yeoman' is mistaken. I know, because I was appointed to that high honor when Engineman Chief John Contreras, our Company Commander, learned that I'd completed a year of college, and thought that maybe I could type. [The man you've listed, I think, was sent to the Recruit Battalion level... so maybe he had two years of college.]

It was a great job (read: a great scam)-- anytime the Recruit Training Company had something really unpleasant planned, I arranged to have lots of official Yeoman paperwork to do. I managed to miss out on the gas chamber, on marching or swimming in bad weather, and on a bunch of PT... I won't say life was easy, since I was still in Boot Camp, but it could have been a whole lot worse if I'd actually had to do my job as a recruit!

An historical tidbit: we were the first Recruit Company at San Diego to be issued the "Zoom Suits", the thankfully short-lived dress and undress uniforms (named for the CNO, Adm. Zumwalt) that were as impractical as they were untraditional: the dress blues were essentially an officer's or CPO's uniform, including the combination hat, that could not be fit into sailors' lockers aboard ship, let alone aboard submarines. The whites consisted of black shoes, white trousers, and a white shirt, with that miserable combination cover-- any sailor needing extra cash could moonlight as a Good Humor man!

Happily, within a couple of years we were authorized to buy Navy "crackerjacks", and did.  I still have my 'undress blue' shirt from 1973-- a black, heavy-flannel "CPO" shirt (still part of the uniform, but they've been thin polyester for almost 30 years now!), and I still wear it... it can't be worn out."

Submitted: Wednesday 15 August 2012

1,135th

Recruit Brigade Review
RECRUIT TRAINING COMMAND
NAVAL TRAINING CENTER
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA

CAPTAIN A. G. FRANCH, USN
COMMANDER
NAVAL TRAINING CENTER

CAPTAIN H. R. BIVIN, USN
COMMANDING OFFICER
RECRUIT TRAINING COMMAND

Review Procedure

1430 FRIDAY, 16 NOVEMBER 1973

REVIEWING OFFICER

CAPTAIN DANIEL C. GOOD, MC, USN
ASSISTANT FLEET MEDICAL OFFICER
COMMANDER IN CHIEF, U. S. PACIFIC FLEET

GUEST OF HONOR

DR. CARL H. JEPSEN
PRESIDENT, BIG BROTHERS OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY

DRILL DIVISION OFFICER CWO D. M. CHASTAIN

MASTERS OF CEREMONY LT B. W. DOMURAT
MCPO T. N. WORNING

BRIGADE DRILL INSTRUCTORS P01 R. D. VEAL
P01 H. McLEMORE

DRUM MAJOR CA W. H. FRIEND, CO. 938

RCPO 50 STATE FLAG TEAM SN D. E. PATTON, CO. 940

CHOIR DIRECTOR SN B. L. SHERRY, CO. 940

I. ATTENTION ON THE BUGLE.
II. ADJUTANT'S CALL.
III. NAVAL TRAINING CENTER BAND TROOPS THE BRIGADE.
IV. DRUM AND BUGLE CORPS TROOPS THE BRIGADE.
V. INVOCATION.
VI. "NAVY HYMN" - "AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL"
BLUEJACKET CHOIR
VII. NATIONAL ANTHEM.
VIII. MANUAL OF ARMS.
IX. SIXTEEN COUNT MANUAL.
X. OFFICERS CENTER.
"ANCHORS AWEIGH"
XI. PRESENTATION OF THE BRIGADE.
XII. PRESENTATION OF AWARDS.
1. HONOR COMPANIES OF THE WEEK.
2. HONORMAN AWARDS.
3. AMERICAN SPIRIT HONOR MEDAL.
XIII. BRIGADE PASSES IN REVIEW.

Brigade Staff

  • Commander Company 939 FN M. D. FRICK
  • Adjutant Company 939 SR A. E. EVERHART
  • Bugler Company 939 SN J. P. CANADY


Brigade, Regimental, Academic and Academic Efficiency Awards

Training Group 38

  • Battalion Commander : CWO J. D. McCALEB
  • Battalion Adjutant : SCPO J. D. FOSTER
  • Brigade, Academic and Academic Efficiency Awards, Company 277
  • Company Commander : P01 G. R. HOF
  • Recruit Chief Petty Officer : AR P. A. PEELER
  • Regimental Award, Company 280
  • Company Commander : P01 J. W. MARTIN
  • Recruit Chief Petty Officer : SR R. C. HOOPER, JR.

Training Group 38

Graduating
Companies
Company Commanders Company Honormen
275 P01 C. L. PHILLIPS SR E. 0. MONTOYA
276 P01 F. L. LEWIS HA T. R. SCHOENBECK
277 P01 G. R. HOF P. A. PEELER
278 P01 R. L. MURRAY SR J. J. BOURASSA
279 CPO J. F. CONTRERAS SN P. J. ROLOW
280 P01 J. W. MARTIN SR R. C. HOOPER, JR.
281 CPO R. A. LONG SR D. K. TRAYLOR
938 CPO W. C. REAY SN M. J. POWELL

American Spirit Honor Medal Winner

Hospitalman Apprentice Timothy R. SCHOENBECK, Training Group 38, Company 276, Valparaiso, Indiana


Welcome Aboard

The Recruit Training Command takes pleasure in welcoming you to its weekly Recruit Brigade Review. At these reviews, the Brigade is officered entirely by recruits. Their ability to direct the drills and maneuvers included in the parade procedure is a tribute to American youth.

To assist us in presenting the parade, the following is requested:

  1. As a matter of courtesy, please remain seated until the band and 50 State Flag Team have passed in review.
  2. Please do not pass in front of the podium. (Reviewing stand)
  3. While the taking of pictures is permitted, please do not move onto the parade field for that purpose.
  4. During the playing of our National Anthem, Foreign Anthems, passing of the Colors, and military honors, all persons please rise to their feet. Men with hats should uncover and place their hats over their hearts.
  5. Applause is welcomed and considered appropriate at the following times:
    1. After introduction of Company Commanders.
    2. After Sound Off.
    3. After Bluejacket Choir marches off.
    4. After 16 Count Manual.
    5. After officer's center.
    6. After reviewing officer's speech.
    7. For each Honor Company after awards are complete, and the Company Commander has been introduced.
    8. After each Honorman is introduced.
    9. After American Spirit Honor Medal has been presented.
    10. After a company is introduced while passing in review.

During the course of the ceremony, the following presentations will be made: The American Spirit Honor Medal, shown below, will be awarded to the outstanding recruit of the graduating training group, Honorman Certificates to the Honorman of each graduating Company, the Brigade and Academic Awards to the Honor companies of the week.

We hope that you share our pride in the young men participating in the Recruit Brigade Review today. On the parade field are 8 companies of approximately 75 men each. At present, there are 6, 000 recruits undergoing training at the Naval Training Center.

Navy Boot Camp Recruit Photos - Company 73-279

Company 73-279 Recruits Page One

Company 73-279 Recruits, Page 1

Company 73-279 Recruits Page Two

Company 73-279 Recruits, Page 2

Company 73-279 Recruits Page Three

Company 73-279 Recruits, Page 3

Company 73-279 Recruits Page Four

Company 73-279 Recruits, Page 4

Company 73-308 Passing in Review

Company 73-279 Recruits Passing in Review

Company 73-279 Bluejacket on Parade Recording

Company 73-279 Bluejacket on Parade Recording

Graduation Ceremony Program - Page One

Company 73-279 Graduation Ceremony Program, Page 1

Graduation Ceremony Program - Page Two

Company 73-279 Graduation Ceremony Program, Page 2

Graduation Ceremony Program - Page Three

Company 73-279 Graduation Ceremony Program, Page 3

Graduation Ceremony Program - Page Four

Company 73-279 Graduation Ceremony Program, Page 4

Yearbook Images for Company 73-279 Courtesy of Mr. Carter West, CTR2 1973-1977.

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