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1970 - the Main Gate for the Coast Guard Recruit Training Center at Cape May, NJ in photo #CG70 Cape May Tracen MainGate
JUL-1970 Sunbird Photos by Don Boyd

1970 - the Main Gate for the Coast Guard Recruit Training Center at Cape May, NJ in photo #CG70 Cape May Tracen MainGate

Coast Guard Recruit Training Center, Cape May, NJ


I pulled a week of security duty at this gate working from 2pm to 4pm and 2am to 4am while in recruit training from June through August in 1966. I was usually stuck with an SA or SN Twombley who was somewhat brutal with recruits. At least once per shift I had to run down to the ocean and bring back two hands cupped with seawater and you did it again if there was no seawater in your hands. One night when I reported to the gate he had two local babes in the gate house and left me alone with one in the guardhouse while he entertained the other in the bushes about fifty feet away and that was the one of the highlights of boot camp.


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Guest 28-May-2009 18:31
Great pictures of Tracen Cape May's main gate and galley. I haven't seen the Tracen since leaving in 1970. Thanks for sharing!