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Tue Jun 25, 2024, 10:49 AM Jun 25

Military haircuts [View all]

Military haircuts. Standard boot camp joke... First haircut; You want to keep those sideburns? Catch!...

Got hit for needing a haircut in basic electricity School. Haircut was 3 days old. Another 35 cents for reinspection (1967). Checked on board the destroyer tender and got the standard warning about sideburns too long. So we wore sideburns one nanometer from the limit. On the carrier, many guys shaved their heads bald as we were leaving the pier for a 6-month cruise. On the DDG in the Persian Gulf, some of the guys started wearing negative sideburns (shaving up into the side of the head). The wardroom discussed it and decided to ignore it. It was a very short-lived fad. On one ship, the squadron commodore (O-6) gave a little tug on one guy's hair to indicate his dissatisfaction. The commodore later got picked up for DUI. He was known for being a real hard ass.
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