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TNET: LOOK: Clemson Historic photo #60 'Senior Platoon at Yankee Stadium'

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Posted: May 31, 2020 9:28 AM
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LOOK: Clemson Historic photo #60 'Senior Platoon at Yankee Stadium'

TigerNet will be posting several historic Clemson photos during this difficult time with no Clemson sports. Long-time TigerNet member Mintaka ® submitted many o Read Update »



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Posted: May 31, 2020 9:53 AM
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Was the Senior Platoon the same thing as the Pershing Rifles?

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Posted: May 31, 2020 1:27 PM
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That's a good questions. I don't think they are the same. Dad was one of the founding members of the Pershing Rifles at Clemson his freshman year. I think "39. The Pershing Rifles is a tri-service organization, and consists of members enrolled in the United States Army, Navy, and Air Force R.O.T.C. programs.


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Posted: May 31, 2020 9:18 PM
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I did not have the option of the Navy ROTC in 1970. They must have moved on. My Dad was a Seabee in WWII.


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Posted: May 31, 2020 12:41 PM
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Sounds like your Dad had a long and outstanding life. God bless him.??

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Posted: May 31, 2020 6:14 PM
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Thank you. He was a true Clemson gentleman.


Yes he was.

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Posted: May 31, 2020 7:47 PM
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Hello AllieCat82, I'm a neighbor of your sister-in-law. I met your father several times. A true gentleman. And a great family all around.

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Re: TNET: LOOK: Clemson Historic photo #60 'Senior Platoon at Yankee Stadium'

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Posted: May 31, 2020 12:47 PM
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About that game.
A pro football game at Yankee baseball stadium with a clear shot of the baseball scoreboard, distances to the outfield wall and a halftime show of Clemson military seniors performing drills!
Absolutely one of the coolest pics EVER! I'd love to purchase these for framing.
Thank you to all who contribute to posting these great historical photos!

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Posted: May 31, 2020 4:28 PM
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My brother, Ralph R Stone, Sr., participated in this drill in Yankee Stadium. He passed away in March this year.

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Posted: May 31, 2020 5:18 PM
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My dad is in this picture I guess. He used to talk about marching in Yankee Stadium-he was class of 49. Thanks for posting.


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Posted: May 31, 2020 7:20 PM
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I did want to point out the "Y" formation for the Yankees in the 1954 picture.


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Posted: May 31, 2020 8:05 PM
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That "Y" formation is very cool. Also nice to see the old ballpark again. I spent many hours there growing up. From Mantle to Murcer to Munson. :)


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