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    Posted: 09 Mar 2017 at 10:23am
Why did the Navy go to issuing the slip on Boon-docker boots? After McNamara's 10,000 they found you needed an IQ higher than 50 to tie shoe laces.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dr. Stan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Mar 2017 at 4:37pm
Actually, it was Macnamara's 100,000 (aka Project 100,000).  I don't know if any of them went into the Navy, since the Navy is highly technically oriented compared to the Army (& perhaps Marines).  But, I know for sure that the Army had them, having met a few.  

BTW, during my Navy years only chiefs wore wellington boots, which you will note are slip on boots, not lace up.  Now, I'm not saying that there is a correlation between choice of boot style and cognitive skills . . . but, you can make of that what you will.WinkBig smile

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My boot company at Great Lakes was 80% McNamara's. They all went to the Carrier Roosevelt if my memory is correct. I was the RPOC, and had five other college graduates as assistants. I guess they thought our Company Commander needed all the help he could get. Mr. Wynn didn't need us, he was a heck of a guy, especially for an Aviation Bowseins Mate first class. 
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There must have been some of those guys in my boot camp company.  One day the uniform of the day called for dungarees with blue shirt OVER blue sweater.

One bozo shows up on the grinder with only his sweater on.  We had been "carrying" this guy for a while.  Everybody back into the barracks to help find this jerk's  shirt.  No luck, no shirt adrift anywhere.  Somebody grabs him by the neck and starts to choke him, then yells "WTF?"  He had his sweater on over his shirt.

Saw him after bootcamp -- he was serving mashed potatoes in the chow hall at Dam Neck.  And had a big grin on his face.  USN also gave him a set of false teeth!
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