JOHNNY "BO" LEE
MHS Class of 1956
Photo compliments of A. C. McEachern
David Nadrchal, A. C. McEachern and I the day we were sworn in.
This was done in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Sgt. is handing us train
tickets to San Diega, Ca.
THE BUDDY PLAN
David, A. C. McEachern and I joined the Marines together in July 1957. We had
all been out of high school for a year and we all thought that we would soon be
drafted into the army. We joined the service under what was called "The Buddy
Plan" which meant that we would be guaranteed to stay together through boot
camp and advanced infantry training. A. C. and were stationed together for about
18 months at Camp Pendleton, Ca. before I was transferred to Okinawa. I don't
remember where David was stationed.
I was discharged in June 1960 at Treasure Island (San Francisco) Ca after returning
from an overseas tour in Okinawa.
Submitted by: Johnny (Bo) Lee
Johnny "Bo" Lee and A. C. McEachern going to Cold Weather training
Johnny and A. C. - Pickie Meadow CA - Cold Weather Training
Swearing in date was July 22, 1957. It took three days to get to San
Diego by train. Sam Smitty went with them but the was only seventeen
and was rejected.
Photo's and information Submitted by Ronnie Hennigan, Class of 1961