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    Posted 10 days ago

    Brunswick
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    Hello CW and a Good Friday to You!!

    This is a 1967, Vietnam era record titled, 'Sounds Of Basic Training', issued by the U.S. military to be issued to new army recruits at Ft. Dix military installation.
    The sounds found on here is weaponry being fired and talking with some military music in the background.
    Ft. Dix was built in 1917 five months before the first Armistice Day(Veterans Day). Today it comprises the 9th. infantry unit and has a population of around 8,000.
    The site also contains a federal correction institution, with approximately 4,000 inmates.
    In 1969, two years after this records release, 250 inmates held at Ft. Dix on AWOL charges, rioted in protest due to unsanitary conditions, which caused some nationwide controversy.
    This record is also another example of a 7 inch disc playing at 33 1/3 rpm rather than 45 rpm speed.

    Thank You,
    Thomas.

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    1. keramikos keramikos, 10 days ago
      Brunswick, Wow, what a fascinating little artifact and piece of history.
    2. Newfld Newfld, 10 days ago
      Atten-hut!
    3. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 10 days ago
      Oh wow...It's so very cool that you found this during your search for other things I would imagine. So Ditto!
    4. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 10 days ago
      I was at Fort Dix in 67, Vietnam in 68 and back to Dix in 69. When I got back from Nam I was put on riot control and remember this well. It was totally inflated but there was an unpopular war going on so it got news coverage. In 67 I was housed in the barracks where Elvis signed the wall in the old third training brigade. Wish I had taken that piece of wall.
    5. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 10 days ago
      Doubt this was a big seller. Sure don't remember it on the jukeboxes back then. LOL!!
    6. Brunswick Brunswick, 9 days ago
      fhrjr2, I had a feeling I would here from someone that was there and it is you..Thank you so much for sharing your time there...And by the way..THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE IN SUCH A TIME OF ADVERSITY!!!,
      BB2, No #1 record here!! Lol!! You kill me my friend!! Lol!!,
      Shareurpassion, I did find it unexpectedly! It was inside a record album unrelated to this one! You are right on!! Thank you!!,
      Jenni, Keramikos...Thanks you 2 for the swell comments!!,
      Vetraio, Fortapache, Roycroftbooksfromme, PhilDMorris, And Vynil33rpm, Thanks one and all here very much!!! Allways!!!

      Thomas.
    7. yougottahavestuff yougottahavestuff, 7 days ago
      I was drafted with my friend Sheldon and both of us were sent to Dix we were there 5 days then sent to Ft. Carson Colorada for basic!!! A funny story!!! We were in the barbershop line for our Army haircut!!! Sheldon had shoulder length hair!!! he joked and said just take a little of the sides!!! The barber buzzed him down the middle of his head!!













      and said go to the end of the line!!! over a 100 guys waiting!!! They charged us 90 cents for the haircut!!! It took 45 seconds to cut my hair!!!
      They had Caddys parked by the barbershop!!!
    8. Brunswick Brunswick, 7 days ago
      Lol!!! That's too much..take a little off the sides!! Lol! Thanks for the laugh!
      Inky And Iggy, Thanks you 2 here much!

      Thomas.
    9. Brunswick Brunswick, 6 days ago
      Yougottohavestuff, Thank you here much for the Love!!

      Thomas.

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