This site was launched on June 30, 2001
. . . and has
been updated frequently, thereafter.
After 15.5 years, the site name extension changed from
"5u" to "itgo" and traffic ground to an immediate
Now, two years later, things have been modified
and the new name is platoonhalt.com, but either
address will bring you here.
I don't know if you ever thought about it,
unbelievable as it might be, there are only
about 210,000 Marines on active duty today.
Only about 10,000 are serving in Afghanistan.
The rest are discharged, retired
the names of 4,910
women and men
are listed herein, in a logical and systematic manner
your Boot Camp Buddy simpler.
Last Update To this Web Site Done On 12.28.19
If you or someone you know has lost a military loved one whose body
was not recovered or is Missing in Action, from ANY war, it is
to contact their military branch so that a DNA sample can be taken
and compared to the remains that have been recovered. There have
been numerous remains recovered whose identity remains a mystery
because there is no DNA match on file. It is also important to know that
the DNA match must come from the Mother's side of the family,
as the Father's DNA goes away after death.
profound blessings of Almighty God
befall each of you who visit this site,
the name of the Father and Christ Jesus'
that of the Holy Spirit,
we are saved. Amen.
You do not have to be off
Active Duty to join
your branch's League and the rewards
are uncountable. Most members of the League
fought in wars long before you were even
a gleam in your father's eye.
The stories you can hear... Oh my!
Find out about your local
and sign up - and attend.
You'll thank me for this advice.
May 22, 2014
Mike Worden again delivers his acceptance
speech after being installed as Commandant
Savannah's Detachment 564
of the Marine Corps League
Be sure to check out the
bayonet above labeled "Desperate" to see if you can help anyone out.
Okay, we Convinced
the Air Force to build its memorial
somewhere besides in front of the Iwo
see if we can get that Lay-Over Barracks
in Yemassee set back up! Watch
Go to http://www.yemassee.net/usmcbks-1.htm
for more details and to help.
The plans is to move this
Were you there?
Some time before the end of 2005, the traditional white fence
(as seen in the second photograph below) was set back up
around the property, but the barracks remains filled with furniture, awaiting its debarkation.
Photos below by authority and courtesy of
Stephen R. Wise, PhD,
Parris Island Marine Corps Recruit Depot Museum director.
TO SIGN IN, CLICK
ON THE BAYONET AT THE TOP
OF THIS PAGE LABELED "SITE
FILL IN THE BLANKS
Kindly drop Sgt. Mike an
if this site actually helps you
rediscover and reconnect with someone
you went through basic training.
Go to the "ENROLLMENT" tab to see
the tally by Military Branch.
This count does not include many of the 2,056 names
"Platoon Rosters" by Individual Platoon listing that do not have e-mail data
them, other then the individual who submitted the list.
It also excludes the 63 names on the disclaimer page
since their e-mail addresses could not be verified.
Good luck on
finding a Boot Camp buddy.
Be sure to check
out the "Undetermined" tabs to see if
you or a buddy are listed there
before you go on leave.
sure to check out our site award under "Platoon Books"...
HOW ABOUT THAT COOL BUS DRIVER HAT!
MY NAME IS MICHAEL
T. WORDEN. I GRADUATED FROM MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT BOOT CAMP ON PARRIS
PLATOON 264 IN APRIL 1966.
I SERVED ON ACTIVE DUTY IN THE MARINEs FOR JUST OVER FOUR YEARS; OR MORE PRECISELY, 1,569 DAYS.
387 DAYS OF THAT WERE SPENT IN VIETNAM WITH ECHO
(105 HOWITZER artillery) BATTERY,
2ND BATTALION / 12TH MARINES,
3RD MARINE DIVISION (LESS THE 7 DAYS ON R&R IN
AT LEAST HALF OF THAT 387 DAYS, I WAS IN THE BOONIES WITH 2ND BATTALION / 9TH MARINES OF WHICH I AM PROUD TO CLAIM MEMBERSHIP.
I WAS HONORABLY DISCHARGED AS AN
AIRBORNE, SCUBA DIVING, RADIO OPERATING, PATHFINDING, CONNIVING AND RECONNOITERING
WHILE SERVING WITH 2ND FORCE RECON AT CAMP GEIGER, N.C.
I was not searching for anyone particular when
I realized the need for this data base,
but got excited when I saw I had the mechanism available to assist many people who had
reconnect with someone who encountered and endured a life altering experience
In doing my research, I found listings of
recruits who for one reason or another did not complete their BASIC training
side those they started with. Their names are listed on these pages as well.
i could feel the anguish in their writing for not having completed their
unfortunately, many stumble upon this site and think that Sgt. Mike is an
authority on military history
and can help them find anyone. Such is not
the case, but I do enjoy hearing from you.
I took certain liberties while creating this
database that I
perhaps had neither the right nor the authority to take.
However, if in my searching, no Boot Camp Location was mentioned,
I tried to
interpolate the correct location,
due to the recruit’s
location east or west
of the Mississippi.
IF I FOUND YOU BUT ASSIGNED YOU TO THE INCORRECT
RECRUIT LOCATION, I WILL GLADLY CORRECT IT.
Some of the data contained in
these pages came from http://www.pos.net/Marine/lostbuds.html
as a result of rifling through
page after page of
which is exactly why this site was created.
Others were found at
and others logged onto
and signed the Guest book.
If you have Updated me, you should find your information
posted there within 48 hours.
If you find that it contains errors,
click HERE to e-mail me at Sgt.Mike@Comcast.net
or go the the
Site Roster page and fill in your data
and note in the comments box that it is a correction.
If sending e-mail,
be sure to reiterate your platoon number so I can find you to make the
Some pages take
a while to load due to the volume of
data on them. Please be patient until
method can be implemented. I have tried to break the data up
as best I
could to facilitate faster loading of each page.
AS I QUESTIONED
PEOPLE I MET ABOUT THEIR MILITARY AFFILIATION; PEOPLE I PRESUMED SHOULD HAVE
FIT THE CRITERIA
FOR HAVING BEEN IN THE MILITARY, BY REASON OF DRAFT OR
OBLIGATION, SO MANY OF THEM APOLOGIZED FOR WHAT EVER REASON
THEY HAD AT THAT
TIME THAT KEPT THEM FROM GOING INTO THE SERVICE.
MY BEST FRIEND WAS IN THE ARMY (OR NAVY OR NATIONAL GUARD OR THE MARINES) . . .
BLAH, BLAH, BLAH, . . . YATTA, YATTA, YATTA."
AND Semper Fidelis. now get out there on the grinder and line up
alphabetically, by height in pairs of three!
often because the lists are modified almost daily.
This site HAS
BEEN visited at least
. . . and if you like what you have found here and want to help keep this site
for others to find their comrades, consider making a donation to
by clicking on the PayPal "Donate" button below.
Platoon" and/or "Platoon Halt" and all pages therein:
Copyright © 2001-2019 by Mike Worden, Springfield, Georgia.
All rights reserved. Published in the United States of America.
No part of this website may be used or reproduced in any manner
written permission except in the case of
brief quotations embodied in critical articles and reviews.