42 years,2 weeks and 2 days ago I met Ssgt Browne, and Sgt Bowser my two senior D.I.s at USMC Recruit Depot San Diego. It was a “life” changing experience that made me a better man for it. HOORAH MARINES, GET SOME.
Sounds like you went is a couple months earlier than me. I reported to MCRD San Diego August 25, 1965. Might have passed each other’s platoon while there.