LOL D, Ill bet! My son is FB friends with 2 of his DIs, which cracks me up. ;)
I respected the hell out of my DIs (SSgt Louder & Sgt Salinas), but I had/have zero interest in seeing them again. Too many bad memories. I did run into SSgt Louder at the CP PX 1988-89 timeframe. I kept it as polite as possible and bailed ASAP. Must be a kinder & gentler boot camp than I remember...
What, no other 1st Bn Marines here?!? Platoon 1088, graduated 14 November 1985. Back before all graduations were on Fridays.
Our barracks was one of the few recruit-accessible places from which you could see the civilian world. From the windows on one side of the 2nd & 3rd decks, you could see a bridge off in the distance. I remember standing there while on firewatch and seeing the headlights of the vehicles going over the bridge and wondering what they were doing in the "outside world".